FIRENZE – Made in Italy specialty coffee conquers Lithuania: Goda Pangonytè, barista of the Ditta Artigianale’s team, micro-roastery and line of specialty cafès, won the Lithuanian barista championship at Vilnius Coffee Festival. Vitalija Cvetkova, another member of the team, joined her on the podium, reaching the second position.
Goda, only 20 years old, is the youngest barista to compete in the next World Barista Championship in Boston, she won by presenting El Diamante – Costa Rica, an anaerobic microlot that produces an exclusive and precious coffee. Vitalia, the second ranked, presented Chelecktu – Ethiopia, a selection of a small cooperative, made with a natural brewing process, a complex coffee that well represents the land where it’s coming from.
Francesco Sanapo, multiawarded barista champion, creator and owner of Ditta Artigianale, together with Francesco Masciullo, also barista champion of the Team Ditta Artigianale and in collaboration with Scuola Masterbar by Caffè Corsini, along with two lithuanian coaches, Šarūnė Paskočimaitė & Laurynas Arlauskas, dedicated themselves to the technical education of the two youngsters, both at their first experience in a coffee competition.
“Ditta Artigianale is proud to be always looking for new talents, if it’s defintely easier to choose experienced baristas to bring them under the spotlight – declared Francesco Sanapo – I find it more exciting to work with the younger guys, who approach this work with committment, passion and a carefree spirit. We will be next to Goda also at the World Championship, to support her and to help her in the training for the competition”.
This is the first time that Ditta Artigianale takes part in a foreign championship. But it’s been more than a year since the italian line of specialty coffee shops partnered with an all-feminine equivalent located in Vilnius, a place that only serves coffees branded Ditta Artigianale. “With Italala caffè we decided to participate in the championship because these two very talented baristas, Goda and Vitalija, work in the coffee shop – concluded Sanapo – this excellent debut at the competition and the work of this cafè are ideal to spread even more our brand and the culture of Made in Italy specialty coffee.”
Ditta Artigianale is the first italian line of specialty cafès (dedicated to coffees of extremely high gustative values), directed by multiawarded barista champion Francesco Sanapo, who selects the best blends and single origin in the production countries, directly from the farms. It is also a micro-roastery and its coffees, roasted and freshly served, are also available online at www.dittaartigianale.it.