Nestlé Professional Scholarship

2019 Nestlé Professional Scholarships Recipients


Perpetue Mukamusinga

Barista Training Manager
Sustainable Growers Rwanda / Question Coffee Centre

In 2008, Perpetue began working at Bourbon coffee as head barista, later moving to Neo cafe as a coffee quality control in 2014. in 2016, she joined Sustainable Growers and Question Coffee a barista training manager. She was the first woman barista in Rwanda and has now been working in coffee for over 10 years. She is also certified by SCA in brewing and barista skills at the professional level.


Francisco R. Gudiño

Silvestre Coffee

Francisco is a specialty coffee amateur and coffee shop owner with the mission to grow and integrate diverse communities in order to provoke creative collaboration. He is 30 years old, Mexican-American, and married with one beautiful daughter. He says “I am passionate to drive innovation and entrepreneurship based on people's needs. My work is moved by strong collaboration and leading new model building and growth. I lay my objectives on team empowerment and talent development. I like to focus on finding alternative solutions to problems.”


Dimitar Todorov

Head Barista

Bulgarian by birth, Dimitar has been living in Manchester, UK, for the last 4 years. He is currently being Head Barista in the small independent coffee shop chain Takk. He has worked behind the bar since moving to Manchester and also gained experience as a Wholesale Account Manager in a family-owned distribution and logistics company, working commercial and instant coffee as well as vending products. It was in Manchester that he discovered Specialty Coffee and instantly fell in love with it, he calls it “a revelation of a whole new universe!”


Lisa Fanarioti

Coffee Works

Lisa is from Athens, Greece, and has worked as a barista since November 2018 in Coffee Works, a specialty cafe in Dublin, Ireland. Before working in coffee, she taught English and German as foreign languages, working in tourism, and in procurement. Her relationship with coffee started from a young age (as is the case with most Greeks!) and the passion for specialty coffee began last year when she attended a barista course. Currently, she is working to expand her sensory knowledge and her goal is to one day be able to visit various farm and form a direct relationship with the farmers.


We are pleased to be able to offer Nestlé Professional Scholarships to the upcoming Barista Camp in Anavissos, Greece – Sept 10-13, 2019 – made possible by Nestlé Professional!

The Scholarship is designed for people who lack the financial resources to attend Barista Camp on their own, but who belong in the environment of fellow baristas and deserve the opportunity for professional development.

The ideal candidate is a Barista with an interest in furthering their knowledge of working with specialty coffee. Someone who wants to expand their experience and widen their network of baristas and coffee professionals

The scholarship award covers a ticket to Barista Camp, accommodation on the nights of Sept 10-13, and your flight to Athens, Greece.

Submissions are now closed.