Philippine National Barista Championship Hosts Certification Training to Qualify Judges to the Country’s Most Prestigious Coffee Competition

Scott Conary, Head Judge to the World Barista Championship, will lead and qualify Filipino Judges to the inaugural Philippine National Barista Championship.

Makati City, Philippines, January 20, 2013 --( The Philippine National Barista Championship (PNBC) will host a two-day certification training, January 30 to 31, 2013, to qualify Sensory and Technical Judges to the country’s most prestigious coffee competition. Leading the two-day certification training is Scott Conary, World Barista Championship Head Judge and Owner of North Carolina-based award winning cafés: Carrboro Coffee Roasters, Open Eye Café, and Café Driade. Mr. Conary will also serve as Head Judge to the inaugural event.

“I am happy and honoured to be invited as Head Judge to the 1st Philippine National Barista Championship as well as qualify and guide its National Judges in carefully assessing and selecting the Champion who will best represent the Philippines at the World Barista Championship, May 23 – 26, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia,” says Mr. Conary. “The Philippines have talented Filipino Baristas and their presence at the WBC will certainly elevate the Barista profession for this country,” adds Mr. Conary.

The Philippine National Barista Championship (PNBC) encourages and recognizes professional achievement in the art and skill of espresso beverage preparation and service. During the competition, Baristas will prepare and serve twelve coffee drinks: four espressos, four cappuccinos and four original espresso-based signature beverages of their own creation, all within a 15-minute timeframe. Seven PNBC-Certified Judges, including four Sensory Judges, two Technical Judges and one Head Judge, will evaluate each of the competing Baristas.

The inaugural Philippine National Barista Championship is sanctioned by World Coffee Events, organizers of World Barista Championship, the most prestigious coffee-making competition in the world. The local competition is organized by Espresso World in collaboration with the Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc. licensed national body of World Coffee Events to the Philippines. The event is also made possible through the generous support of its sponsors: Gourmet Farms, Inc – Premiere Sponsor, Goodman Fielder Philippines, Inc. – Gold Sponsor, Monin – Silver Sponsor, and Coffee Academy, Philippines – Bronze Sponsor.

Additional details about the Philippine National Barista Championship can be found at

About World Coffee Events (WCE)

World Coffee Events (WCE) is an event management organization registered in Dublin, Ireland and founded by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE).

WCE is the premier producer of events for the coffee community worldwide. Its mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence. The current portfolio involves competition events such as the World Barista Championship, the World Cup Tasters Championship, the World Latte Art Championship, the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, the Cezve/Ibrik Championship, World Coffee Roasting Championship, and the World Brewers Cup, as well as show features such as the Espresso Bar and the Brew Bar. Visit for more details.

About Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc. (AFBI)

The Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc. (AFBI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization consisting of Filipino professional Baristas and coffee aficionados dedicated to the preparation and advancement of coffee preparation. AFBI aims to position itself as the primary advocate and spokesperson of the Filipino Barista community and aims to create a community of Filipino Baristas as ambassadors of coffee quality and craftsmanship. AFBI is the licensed national body of World Coffee Events to the Philippines. Visit for more details.

About Espresso World

Espresso World is a values-based organization with a mission to provide exceptional coffee education, training, and events in all aspects of the bean to cup chain in the Philippines. The organization is also the Official International Education Partner to the Philippines of the world's largest coffee trade association and authority on specialty coffee: the ​Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). Through its partnership with the SCAA, Espresso World is able to provide a full range of globally recognized professional certifications for ​Baristas, Cuppers, Brewers, and Roasters.​ Visit for more details.
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