Bogotà, June 15th 2018 - Diego Campos, 28 years old colombian talent, former national barista champion in 2014 and 2016, is the winner of the fourth edition of Barista & Farmer, the only talent show dedicated to coffee culture, created by Francesco Sanapo, multiawarded barista champion, in collaboration with Italian Exhibition Group and SIGEP, which took place in the Huila department in Colombia.
“It's been the best experience of my life. I believe that this victory represents a better future for my country, and better opportunities for the farmers, ans this is what I want for the future generations. Coffee, hospitality and beautiful people: this is Colombia” said Campos.
The final results of the many challenges of this fourth edition of Barista & Farmer are the following: team Six Monkeys, lead by WBC 2011 world champion Alejandro Mendez, won the picking competition, the trial where baristas have to collect the most and better cherries; team Yukka Yukka, captained by italian coffee lover Nino Conti won the Urnex competition which was about combining machine pieces with the correct cleaning tool; Yukka Yukka was the overall team winner of the show, composed by colombian Diego Campos, russian Vicktoriya Rovenskaya, icelander Vala Stefansdottir, brazilian Daniel Munari and croatian Matija Matijasko. The Sanjuanero dance competition was won by the couple formed by australian Glenn Bailey and russian Vicktoriya Roveskaya. The special picking competition was won by colombian Diego Campos, who was awarded of a special price by Michele Cannone, head of Food Service Marketing of Lavazza.
“Barista & Farmer 2018 edition has been particularly significant – claimed Patrizia Cecchi, Exhibitions Italy – Executive Director of Italian Exhibition Group - it highlighted those features that, from the standpoint of a fair organizer, are key for the development of the coffee business, which means an even more specialized coffee culture by the producers – that ranges 360 degrees from the picking to the distribution - the necessity of a deep professional education and a greater tendency to internationality. These are also the cornerstones of Sigep's organization, a fair which is more and more focused on coffee and that will celebrate its 40th edition next January. The professionists who took part in the talent show in Colombia demonstrated the effectiveness of this format, ideal to promote the specialty coffee and quality coffee culture, and the applications that we already received for the next edition bear witness to this.”
Relive this experience on www.baristafarmer.com and on the social medias of the show.
The video with the awards ceremony is at the following link