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Barista Masterclasses

by European Coffee Expo


21 May 2019
Olympia London
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The Barista Masterclasses (sponsored by Victoria Arduino) will bring world-class Master Baristas to the stage Hosted by the world’s top baristas, including the current champion Agnieszka Rojewska, The Barista Masterclasses are set to entertain, educate and wow visitors.

European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo will welcome 12 top class Master Baristas to host six sessions each day, including:

  • Agnieszka Rojewska, the World Barista Champion 2018 who also holds the titles of 2018 Polish Barista Champion, 2018 Polish Latte Art Champion, 2018 London Coffee Masters – Winner, 2017 New York Coffee Masters – Runner-up, and 2017 World Latte Art Championship –  3rd Place. She is also the owner of a coffee shop in Poland.
  • Jimmy Dimitrov, head of training & education at Clifton Coffee Roasters - Coffee Masters London 2017, New York 2017, London 2018 finalist finalist. 
  • Sam Trevethyen, head of coffee & cocktails at Grind & Co, coffee mixologist and cocktail developer.
  • Dan Fellows, head of wholesale at Origin Coffee, UK Coffee in Good Spirits Champion 2018 & 2019 and UK Barista Champion 2016.
  • Jaoa Almeida,  Head of Drinks & Operations, Elan Group & Latte Art Bar - Latte Art Champion
  • Dhan Tamang, Owner, Coffee Lab - UK Latte Art Champion x 5, World Latte Art Champion 4th place 2016
  • Gareth Davies, Head of Coffee Excellence, UCC 
  • Stacey Canning, Harris + Hoole Coffee Champion
  •  Jana Slamova, National Barista Trainer, Baxter Storey - highest scoring female competitor in the finals of the 2017 UK Barista Championships 
  • Dale Harris, HasBean Coffee, World Barista Champion 2017 
  • Raf Mlodzianowski, Consultant, RAFMAKES 

Each Master Barista will host a 45-minute session on each day, where they will demonstrate the fundamentals of coffee making, reveal the secrets behind their signature brews and amaze visitors with their skills and knowledge.

With business very much front-of-mind at European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo, the Master Baristas will also give tips on how to avoid wastage, drive profits and get the most from the water, beans and milk (dairy and non-dairy), as well as talking about the importance of great customer service and creating retail theatre.

In addition to showing off their excellent espressos and lovely latte art, they will also be demonstrating the secrets of success with filter coffee using either manual or batch brewing methods.

At the end of the session, visitors will be invited to take part in a Q&A session.