The 2024 Lavazza Barista Challenge in Torino showcased the best of coffee culture and craftsmanship.

The recent 2024 Lavazza Barista Challenge finals, held in Torino, Italy, indeed captured the essence of coffee culture and excellence in craftsmanship. With the South African champion placing third overall Here’s a recap of the highlights from the event: The 2024 Lavazza […]

Ciro launches Innovative Cold Room at Bryanston Head Office 

We are proud to announce the launch of our new Cold Room at our Ciro Bryanston Head Office! As beverage industry trends continue to evolve, this exciting world-class space is dedicated to providing our customers and employees with a refreshing […]

The Lavazza Barista Challenge: South Africa 2023 winner is crowned

The South African leg of the Lavazza Barista Challenge was held on 1 December 2023 at the iconic 54 on Bath Boutique Hotel in Rosebank. The Lavazza Barista Challenge is a renowned global competition that celebrates the artistry and talent […]

Ciro presents the Dedication to Education Award to Stevo Kühn – Coffee Magazine Awards 2023

Every year, something special occurs that captures the imagination of the coffee industry at large. Bringing together people passionate about coffee from all corners of the world, from Roasters, Café owners, Suppliers to the industry, Coffee Instructors, Emerging Coffee Entrepreneurs […]

BP South Africa launches refreshed Wild Bean Café Concept

For over 22 years the Wild Bean Café has become a leader in the “On-the-Go” takeaway coffee concept. Wild Bean is where drivers go to get refreshed, refuelled and ready to hit the road again. In an exciting transition, Wild […]

Ciro Proudly Achieves Level 2 B-BBEE Status

In a significant milestone for Ciro, we are proud to announce that we have improved our Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) status from Level 3 to Level 2. This achievement highlights Ciro’s commitment to transformation and compliance with the country’s […]

Spar Bean Tree & Lavazza host the Regional Barista Competition Finals 2023

Ciro and Lavazza proudly hosted the finals of the SPAR Bean Tree Regional Barista Competition at Emperors Palace. A total of 80 baristas from stores across the country entered into this competition and have been competing in multiple heats both online […]

The Westin Cape Town holds its inaugural barista competition – powered by Ciro & Lavazza

The Westin Cape Town held its inaugural in-house Barista, Bartender & Chef Competition supported by Ciro & Lavazza. The purpose of which is to put new talent within the group to the test in a fun low-pressure competition. Timothy Krynauw representing […]

Papachinos Broadacres receives Lavazza Excellence Award Presented by Lavazza Group

The leadership team of the Lavazza Group recently paid a visit to South Africa where they had the opportunity of exploring the vibrant coffee culture that exists within the country. Through our strong partnership with this world-renowned brand, members of […]

Ciro joins Spur Corporation in the fight against hunger in Africa

Rise Against Hunger Africa is an international hunger relief organization that works to end hunger and malnutrition around the world. The organization was founded in 1998 as Stop Hunger Now and was later renamed Rise Against Hunger in 2017.  Rise […]

Ciro Joins The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Brave To Love is a non-profit organisation which has a mission of reaching, rescuing, rehabilitating, restoring and re-integrating victims and survivors of sex trafficking and the sex trade. They have a special focus on outreach to women working in the […]

The Lavazza Excellence Award goes to FreshStop Winston Park

The handover of the Lavazza Excellence Award 2022 was given to Richard Critchlow owner of FreshStop Winston Park (Durban, KZN) in recognition of their exceptional passion, ongoing commitment, and dedication to coffee excellence! Over the years Richard has done a […]

Ciro officially launches the Coffee Squad!

In a further commitment to providing customer service excellence, Ciro has officially launched the Ciro Coffee Squad! Ciro will send the Coffee Squad to our valued customers for scheduled visits to improve coffee quality, upskill and inspire baristas to be […]

Local Barista Makes South Africa Proud in Switzerland! Supported by Ciro Coffee Academy

Founded in 1950, the WorldSkills Competitions are the gold standard of skills excellence. They inspire young Competitors to reach new heights, helping them turn their passion into a profession. WorldSkills has built a movement that is changing the lives of […]

Spar Bean Tree SMEG Competition

The Bean Tree SMEG competition, which ran in all Bean Tree outlets from May to end July 2022, has come to an end and the winners have been selected via a random draw. 6 SMEG espresso coffee machines were up for […]

A Toast to Ciro’s New Website

It’s here! Like a fresh cup of coffee, our brand new website is filled with all the delicious Ciro content our clients and partners expect.  Providing easy access to engaging and relevant information about our products, equipment, and services has […]

New times call for new measures: Taking coffee education online

At Ciro Coffee Academy, education is at the heart of everything we do. We have always prided ourselves on our varied array of training courses, covering every aspect of the specialty coffee industry – from modules on latte art and […]

Ciro Coffee Academy Training Centres certified as SCA Premier Training Campuses

We are excited to announce that the Ciro Coffee Academy’s Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal training centres have been certified as Premier Training Campuses by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). With the Gauteng Lavazza training centre awarded certification for Barista Skills, […]

We’re brewing HOPE with Blacksmith!

Blacksmith coffee movement is not only about the crafting of beautiful coffee blends from sustainable sources, that is just the start. Its real purpose is what comes after. Blacksmith is a movement for social change, a platform for job creation […]
2019 World Coffee Championships

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 […]