Ciro’s Success


Lavazza & SPAR Bean Tree Empower Deaf Baristas

Through an industry-leading collaboration; Ciro’s premium coffee brand Lavazza, and SPAR Bean Tree coffee shops, are collectively committed to uplifting South Africa’s deaf community – by training and employing internationally-accredited coffee shop baristas through Ciro Coffee Academy (CCA). Both hearing and hearing-impaired coffee drinkers are now able to connect over a shared love of Lavazza […]

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Training with Speciality Coffee Association Courses

While the Ciro Coffee Academy, along with other key industry stakeholders, plays a significant role in the local coffee industry, the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) sits at the very heart of the international coffee education community. A non-profit membership association, the SCA was established in London in 1998 by a group of coffee connoisseurs as […]

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Deaf Awareness Week 2017

In order to break down the barrier between the hearing and the deaf, Ciro Coffee Academy continuously strives to promote the training of disabled people within the barista community. With over 20 deaf baristas trained over the last five years, and a further 30 to be trained through our partnership with UNISA on the Short […]

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The Ciro Coffee Academy – Putting Coffee Training on the Map

Ciro is all about coffee, but, at the Ciro Coffee Academy (CCA); coffee education is what matters most. After all, not even the finest coffee tastes good if not correctly made. this reality, together with a passion for training and skills upliftment in South Africa, drove Ciro to launch the first CCA in Johannesburg over […]

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Mduduzi Lukhuleni named First Ever Deaf Barista Champion

In what was undoubtedly a highlight of the JHB Coffee & Chocolate Show, six talented deaf baristas competed in the first ever Deaf Barista Competition at Montecasino, in front of a cheering crowd and the World Coffee Events All Stars, where Mduduzi Lukhuleni was named the overall winner. Mduduzi, who works as a full-time barista […]

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Ciro Launches Online Store: CIRO Coffee Boutique

Ciro has launched a new online shopping platform, called Ciro Coffee Boutique (, that makes it easy to get the best coffee and tea brands delivered to your door. As a service to small – medium sized offices and businesses, it hosts the ideal combination of coffee products and equipment that will be sure to […]

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Deaf Baristas to compete at the JHB Coffee & Chocolate Show

In an environment traditionally reserved for the hearing-abled, six very talented deaf baristas will be showing off their skills in the first ever Deaf Barista Competition, to be held during the Coffee & Chocolate Show at Montecasino from 13 – 16 July 2017. (Click here to view poster: meet-the-baristas-deaf-barista-competition) Ntuthuko, Samukelo, Mduduzi, Thandiwe, Thabo and […]

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Win a capsule coffee machine with Sasol and Lavazza

Click the link below to download the Sasol Lavazza competition T’s and C’s. Competition valid from 1 June – 31 July 2017. ciro-sasol-forecourt-competition-terms-and-conditions    

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Join the Ciro Coffee Academy at Hostex 7th & 8th May 2017

The Ciro Coffee Academy will be hosting the SCAE Introduction to Coffee course at the show special of only R1 000 (save R500) at Hostex on the 7th & 8th of May. The intro to coffee course maps the coffee journey from its origins through the processes of drying, roasting, brewing and coffee cupping to […]

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts Award Ciro with the Most Remarkable Partner of the Year 2016!

Every year, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Professional Exports hosts a partner network event with all of its 42 distribution partners from around the world. This year, the event was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from 24 – 27 October and it brought together a wide variety of distributors who were excited to be further informed […]

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