On Saturday 24th September we hosted the first ever Coffee Republic Barista Championships at our head office in Rochester Row. We were lucky enough to host 14 talented baristas from franchises across the UK, all of whom were competing for fantastic prizes. Along with a brand new coffee machine for their bar, the winning Barista will be whisked away to the Sanremo factory in Treviso Italy. Here they will receive championship training along with a special Italian experience meal out! 

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all the baristas for taking part! Thank you to Sanremo UK for sponsoring the event and generously donating prizes for the winners. Last but not least, thank you to our judges Clive and Nino who had the tough task of picking our winner, but the pleasant one of tasting the delicious coffees! 

All photos from the event are available on our social media pages; we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Barista championship 2016
  • Results

    Winner: Mahfuza (Bedford) 

    Runner-up: Stephanie (Isle of Man Strand Street

    3rd place: Jessica (Dunstable)