Competing for the title of best Barista in Lexington Catering, the sixth edition of Lexington Catering’s BariStar of the Year competition will put six of the companies leading baristas to the test during the final on the 2nd May 2019.
Around 100 people are expected to attend the final, in London, to see Lexington’s baristas go head to head to compete for the title of BariStar of the Year. The finalists include:
– Mosses Owusu
– Ali Nikkhoy
– Khaled Rachedi
– André Brown
– Luis Caicedo
– Laura Armosini
Each of the finalists will have just 15 minutes to make their ‘Signature Drink’– a recipe they created, using any ingredients excluding alcohol, which will be served at selected Lexington sites.
The panel of judges – Lexington’s Chef Director, Rob Kirby, Alice Innocenti, winner of BariStar 2018, Will Corby Head of Coffee, Pact, and Celeste Wong, Coffee Roaster and Blogger – will score the baristas based on the description of their coffee, visual presentation, creativity and taste.
Julia Edmonds, Managing Director of Lexington said, “Our clients and customers appreciate good coffee, which is why competitions like this are so important. It gives the Lexington team the chance to work with our fabulous coffee suppliers and put their creativity and barista skills to the test.”