Mozzo magic at the UK Barista Championships 2017…

We are super proud of our very own Mozzo Master Will who took part in the Bristol heat of the UK Barista Championships today!

The first of 13 competitors, Will had 15 minutes to prepare and present 3 top notch drinks – an espresso, a milk beverage and a signature drink. Under the adjudicators’ intense scrutiny, Will discussed each drink and the speciality coffee he was using – introducing the judges to Mozzo’s single origin Muungano coffee from our C2C FundTM partner in DRC. After a strong performance with his espresso and cappuccino drinks, Will then came to showcase his signature beverage, a drink he named The Future of Muungano, a concept reflected in the theme of his entire presentation. Throughout his demonstration Will spoke passionately about the cooperative in DRC and the progression that the C2C FundTM is helping to enable throughout the coffee value chain. Featuring a 24 hour cold brewed earl grey iced tea for clarity, blood orange extract for a kick of fruity acidity, raw cocoa reduction to add body, brown sugar syrup for a hit of sweetness and of course our Muungano Arabica, Will’s signature drink was about showcasing potential, promise and togetherness.

After a fantastically full on day we wait with bated breath to hear who makes it through to the next stage in May…