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Aramark to Host National Barista Final

Six Aramark baristas will go head to head on November 13th, at the inaugural Aramark National Coffee Crafting Competition.

Aramark’s Brew School aims to recognise baristas and their skills through their national coffee competition, which takes place in Bewley’s Grafton Street.

After multiple competitive regional rounds, focused on coffee skills and acumen, Aramark is now giving its six regional winners the opportunity to showcase their expertise along with their beverage crafting skills at the live final. Each barista will be tasked with making four espressos, four milk-based drinks and four signature drinks.

The finalists include Galway resident Evan McCormack; Clare native Jim King; Joanna Tomaszewska from Mayo; Ravi Soniah who is originally from Mauritius but who now calls Dublin home; Brazilian Amanda Nieto de Almedia who also now resides in Dublin; and Marta Michalewicz from Dublin.

Shane Flynn, Managing Director Aramark Food Services Ireland, said: “Coffee now seems to fuel the nation and because it drives so much demand, we are continually looking for new innovative approaches and blends. Much of this shift is fuelled by changing expectations and the introduction of new coffee categories and specialty beverages. For us at Aramark, meeting consumer and employee demands for coffee means much more than just providing a good cup of coffee.”

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