A number of sensory judges including Lauro Fioretti, chief engineer of espresso coffee machine maker Nuova Simonelli, and Leo de Leon, founder and president of Allegro Beverage Corp, noted the “consistency” of Lumaban’s drinks and communication skills.
A barista is judged in both sensory and technical aspects of making coffee.
A barista from Craft Coffee Revolution, Lumaban has been actively joining national competitions and even participated in last year’s PNBC.
The only World Coffee Events-sanctioned competition in the country, PNBC was held at Resorts World Manila and Treston International College between October 15 and 17. PNBC 2014 was organized by Allegro Beverage Corp. and the Association of Filipino Baristas, inc.