Barista of the Year
Our prestigious 'Barista of the Year' competition showcases the passion, flair and technical creativity of our talented baristas the world over.
The Costa Coffee story began back in 1971 when Sergio and Bruno arrived in London with a burning desire to make great tasting coffee a part of everyday life.

Setting up a small roastery in Fenchurch Street, they committed to crafting the finest quality coffee.

It was here the Costa brothers blind-tested 112 variations of coffee before they tasted one good enough to be our signature blend. They named it 'Mocha Italia' and it remains our signature blend to this day.

Roasted in London since 1971

Kazakhstani stage
The qualifying stages are held at the beginning, during which the competition participants shall within 8 minutes prepare four drinks and conduct a self-presentation, for which two minutes are provided. Then the Kazakhstani final of competitions will be held, during which the winners from Almaty and Astana will take part.

The challenge to create own inimitable autographic drink, which is judged from viewpoint of gustatory qualities, giving and novelty is issued before participants in the last round of competition.

International stage
After local competitions, among participants from the Middle East and Africa countries, winner of the Kazakhstani stage of competition will go to the United Arab Emirates to take part in the regional final, during which the skills of participants in preparation of coffee will be judged by international team of expert judges.

The major competition final will take place in London – motherland of Costa Coffee.