September 12, 2019

Recipients of 2019 Nestlé Professional Scholarships for Barista Camp Greece




September 6, 2019— The Barista Guild (BG) has announced the 2019 Nestlé Professional Scholars for this year’s Barista Camp Greece, taking place next week (September 10-13, 2019). Candidates for the scholarship must clearly demonstrate a motivation to pursue a specialty coffee career through learning, experience, and networking. 

This year’s Scholars are: 

  • Perpetue Mukamusinga | Barista Training Manager at Sustainable Growers Rwanda / Question Coffee Centre in Kigali, Rwanda 
  • Francisco R. Gudiño | Manager at Silvestre Coffee in Tijuana, Mexico 
  • Dimitar Todorov | Head Barista at Takk in Manchester, UK 
  • Lisa Fanarioti | Barista at Coffee Works in Dublin, Ireland 

“Nestlé Professional has been focusing a lot on the training of coffee professionals, identifying the importance of supporting new generations of people who will build a better future for the coffee industry,” said Anestis Nedopoulos, Nestlé Professional Senior Brand Manager. “So, it was very pleasant news for us to hear that this year’s Barista Camp will take place in Athens, Greece. Having an already well-established collaboration with SCA, we felt it was our duty to sponsor this event. We are happy that the Nestlé Professional Scholarship program will give the chance to four young people from different parts of the world, to enrich their professional knowledge and become members of the exciting coffee universe.” 

The scholarship is designed for people without the financial resources to attend Barista Camp on their own, who are part of the barista community, and deserve the opportunity for professional development. The scholarship award will cover winners tickets to Barista Camp Greece, accommodation on the nights of September 10-13, and flight to Athens, Greece. 

“We’re so please to work with Nestlé to provide opportunities for professional advancement to dedicated baristas from all over the world for whom, without this scholarship, attending Barista Camp wouldn’t be feasible,” said Cindy Cohn, SCA Chief Events Officer. 

Learn more about the Nestlé Professional Scholarship CLICK HERE

Contact Sierra Hatcher, Communications Coordinator Email: Mobile: +31 624160199 

Notes to Editors 

  • Photos of the scholarship recipients 
  • Recipients’ bios 
  • For more resources visit the Barista Camp website 
  • Photos from Barista Camp 2018 in Portugal and Taiwan 

About Barista Camp Barista Camp focuses on offering an opportunity to develop and learn as a barista, in a setting that promotes sharing ideas and experiences, and being part of a wider community. The event runs over four days and includes professional education, cutting-edge lectures and tastings, and more. Find all the information about the event CLICK HERE

About Barista Guild The Barista Guild (BG) is the global trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) made up of members dedicated to the craft of coffee preparation and service. The SCA is a nonprofit organization, exempt from tax under IRC 501(c)(6), and organized under the laws of California as a mutual benefit corporation. Learn more CLICK HERE

About the Specialty Coffee Association The SCA is a trade association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community. Learn more CLICK HERE


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