The international talent show dedicated to specialty coffee
Rimini, january 25th – The ten best baristas, selected from all over the world among more than 200 applications, will compete in Brazil, in the state of San Paolo, from the 3rd of May till the 13th for the third edition of Barista & Farmer, the first and only talent show dedicated to the promotion and the culture of specialty coffee. For ten days, the finalists will experience the life of a coffee producer in a country of origin, in this case in the famous plantations of the O’Coffee company, the biggest coffee producer of Brazil, located in Pedregulho, in the Alta Mogiana region.
Barista & Farmer is a project of education and competition, unique and innovative. The educational program, which has been implemented this year and is directed by Alberto Polojac, is based on the different subjects which compose the complex coffee’s production chain and includes several Scae modules. Each day will be distinguished by theoretical lessons on specific subjects like botanics, agronomy and applied chemistry on the field of coffee. Moreover, classes on the coffee production methods, roasting, green & coffee sensory which will be supported by specific lessons about espresso and other coffee extraction methods, tasting sessions, field demonstrations with practical tests aimed at improving the competitor’s skills.
Work and classes will be joined by fun and leisure time, with games and thematic competitions in collaboration with local autorithies and characters, tours of the historic cafeterias and challenges where coffee is prepared in original ways, to suggest new opportunities of taste and consumption.
After Puerto Rico, in 2013, and Honduras, in 2015, Barista & Farmer choose Brazil for its 2016 edition, the first country in the world for coffee production and, in particular, Santos, the biggest port of South America, located in the state of San Paolo, among the many applications of several countries of origin. This has become reality thanks to the extraordinary partnership with O’Coffee, one of the biggest coffee producers of Brazil and one of the first brazilian companies to produce specialty coffee. The company, established in 1890, produces some of the best coffees in the world because of its favorable conditions of altitude, climate and temperature. There are six farms who are part of it, for a grand total of four millions coffee trees.