Barista Champion Jose Vilandy’s TOP 3 Tips February 15 2019

As time draws closer to the 2019 SCASA National Coffee Competitions (21-24 February at the Ballito Lifestyle Centre), we called upon previous champions to share some of their wisdom and experience with this year’s coffee competitors. One of these previous winners is, Jose Vilandy, 2008’s National Barista Champion. This multitalented coffee expert is not only a skilled barista and coffee connoisseur, but also 
an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, record producer and performing artist. At the moment Jose does coffee consulting and barista training for hotels restaurants and coffee shops and is also an independent affiliate of Karatbars International, a gold saving investment business.
Having been in coffee for more than 10 years, we asked Jose which three tips he had for this year’s competing baristas.

Tip Number 1
"Focus on your goal and believe that you, but only you are the best."

Tip Number 2
"Be creative on you signature drink, speech and display, make it elegant and presentable."

Tip Number 3
"Focus on the coffee flavor not sugar and have fun like you just drank a quad shot of espresso."

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