Anastasia to represent Cyprus at the Costa Coffee Barista of the Year competition
Anastasia Paloyiannidi was the winner of the local Barista of the Year competition hosted by Costa Coffee and will represent Cyprus at the European finals to be held in Barcelona in October.
She was one of nine finalists in the local competition where baristas had to create their own speciality drink using the Costa mocha blend and also took part in a speed contest to make a many espressos as possible within two minutes.
By adding passion and high standards of professionality, Anastasia excelled among the local baristas and convinced the jury.
Costa Coffee, the UK-based coffee house with an Italian touch, launched the Barista of the Year competition in 2006 and since then many of the winners’ creations have made it to the main menu of the international chain.
Costa Coffee marked its tenth anniversary on the island where it enjoys a franchise network of 18 outlets.