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SA’s best to take on the World Coffee Championship stage!

Ciro is wishing our local champs all the best as they prepare to travel to Berlin, Germany to represent South Africa at the 2019 World Coffee Championships (WCC) World of Coffee event, taking place from 6-8 June 2019. South African Latte Art Champion Christopher Abrahams and Thabang Maluleka South African Cup Tasters champion will be […]

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Local Champions Make Us Proud!

Scoring a hat trick at Nationals! Team Ciro really shined at the SCASA National Coffee Competition that took place this last weekend, with three phenomenally skilled individuals showing everyone what they’re made of. The Artist Six years ago, a young law student named Christopher Abrahams decided to answer his calling and accept a job offer […]

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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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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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