Nationwide Baristas’ Quest kicks off in Davao!

Baristas and coffee enthusiasts across Southern Mindanao are in for a thrill as Baristas’ Quest kicks off its first leg of competition in Davao City with the Flavors + Profiles: Coffee Triangulation—a cup tasting activity at the Frog Kaffee.

Participants from Davao City and neighboring provinces joined in this cupping event.

Baristas’ Quest is a month-long campaign of competitions created to empower and promote camaraderie amongst Filipino baristas and coffee enthusiasts, and to showcase their skills in making coffee. Succeeding legs of the competition will take place in Baguio and Cebu this July.

Michael Harris Lim, President and CEO of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc., who is also the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the 2019 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalist, leads theBaristas’ Quest campaign.

Artists who can create designs using milk may register for the Coffee + Art: Latte Art Throwdown that will be held on July 10 at Halfroom Coffee in Baguio City.

Meanwhile, individuals who can extract rich coffee flavors into a cup may register for the Kettle + Cup: Coffee Brewing Challenge that is set to happen at Tightrope Coffee in Cebu City on July 25.

Registration is free. Interested participants may register at and

The champions of these competitions will get the chance to represent his or her region by getting a competitor sponsorship package for the National Coffee Championships, a travel allowance and accommodation to the Philippine National Barista Conference happening this September 20 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, and a Comandante Grinder! These events are co-sponsored by the venue partners.

To know more about Barista Quest visit or contact Tony Dy at 0917.153.1188.