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Cafe2U win at the BSA Awards for the 5th year running

Cafe2U celebrate the best baristas in the UK.

With four of their franchise partners shortlisted for the Beverage Standards Awards 2012, making it the 5th year for Cafe2U, the awards ceremony on 20th September was full of excitement.

The four franchise partners had to reach a 4 Cup standard during anonymous judging to be shortlisted for the final awards. Laura Macrae of Cafe2U Aberdeen West and Stephen McCarthy of Cafe2U Wakefield were shortlisted for the Best Espresso category, whilst Nick Anderton of Cafe2U Bradford East and Antonio Petrosino of Cafe2U Merton were shortlisted for Best Cappuccino.

Organised by the Beverage Standards Association, the UK's out of home non vending refreshment industry trade association, these awards are designed to assess the standards of service, facilities, tea, coffee (espresso, filter and milk based) and hot chocolate. All nominees were evaluated by anonymous, trained assessors over a period of many months.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L-R: Antonio Petrosino, Stephen McCarthy and Nick Anderton and Tom Acland behind

Antonio Petrosino was delighted to win the Best Cappuccino category:

'I am priviledged to receive this award as it is one of the biggest achievements in my life. A huge thanks must go to the BSA and Cafe2U for giving me this opportunity to develop and demonstrate my skills as a barista. I really do put all my effort into making a great cup of coffee for my customers, every time!'

Tom Acland, Managing Director of Cafe2U explains why the awards are so important to him and the Cafe2U franchise network:

'We are absolutely delighted and thrilled for all of our franchise partners that have taken part in this year's competition. To have so many of them achieving 4 Cup Standards and one also winning their category has beaten all of our expectations. The BSA competition and awards evening is now firmly established in the Cafe2U calendar and continues to demonstrate not only Cafe2U's commitment but our franchise network's commitment to delivering exceptional coffee and other hot drinks to our customers everyday!'