Ciro’s Success

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Local Latte Art Champion Competes in Brazil

Six years ago, a young law student called Christopher Abrahams decided to answer his calling and accept a job offer at Ciro Full Service Beverage Company. His passion for all things coffee – Latte art in particular – has led him to compete in regional and national coffee competitions and, this year, he was crowned […]

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Congratulations Thabang Maluleka – Gauteng Regional Cup Tasters Champion

Congratulations to Thabang Maluleka for winning the Gauteng Regional Cup Tasters Championship at the SCASA Gauteng regional Barista championships held at HOSTEX last week. The Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees. Coffees of the world have many distinct taste […]

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Exclusive to Ciro – Jacobs espresso blends

For the first time in South Africa, Ciro will exclusively be offering the new Jacobs espresso blends for the professional service market: Jacobs Caffe Crema and Jacobs Bankett Medium (both available in 1kg). More than 100 years ago, coffee master Johann Jacobs had a dream to deliver the freshest coffee in Germany and let people […]

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Ciro adds Red Espresso to its Product Range

Ciro now proudly distributes the award-winning red espresso® product range through its channels in South Africa. red espresso® is a tasty, full-bodied rooibos tea espresso and is ideal for those looking for a healthy, caffeine-free alternative to coffee. Famous on restaurant and coffee shop menus around South Africa for their red cappuccinos and red lattes, you can now offer this […]

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Jacobs Supports those Riding for People who can’t at the 94.7 Cycle Race

On Sunday 19 November, 7 Ciro cyclists, and a host of additional volunteer riders, took to the streets of Johannesburg to complete the Telkom 94.7 Cycle Challenge in support of the Trojans Neurological Trust (TNT). TNT has been utilising this iconic race as a fundraising initiative for its charity, whereby supporters are encouraged to join […]

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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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