Trade shows are a part of life here at Bailies Coffee - its great for us to spread the word, and more importantly spread the taste of our coffees to people who may not have tried them. We recently attended Food & Bev in Dublin, which was also the host of the 2016 Brewers Cup and Barista Championship. This year we had 2 of our own staff taking part in the Brewers section - Jonathan Parks and Stephen Houston. They were getting in some pre-competition practice on our stand in the image below.
There was stiff competition from former winners, but everyone enjoyed the day, the brewing, and the coffee. Our guys were brewing with a very special Panama geisha from Mama Cata, perhaps one of the most exclusive coffees ever roasted here at Bailies. It seems it did not disappoint as our very own Barista Trainer Jonathan came in 2nd place overall. Stephen didn't place, but loved his first taste of coffee competition and we doubt it'll be his last. Have a look below for more shots from the day.