Asia’s Best Baristas to Compete in Kuala Lumpur — Gloria Jean’s Coffees

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The most talented baristas from across Asia will converge on Kuala
Lumpur on Saturday 6 August 2016 to determine who can make the very best
espresso as Gloria
Jean’s Coffees
searches for its best coffee maker, including Oo Soe
Lin, Gloria Jean’s Coffees Assistant Manager from Myanmar.

The winner from the Regional Final will progress to the Global Grand
Final, held on the Gold Coast, Australia in September this year.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees International Barista Championship invites the
brand’s dedicated and skilled baristas from across the globe to create
their best espresso, latte and espresso-based signature beverage, with
competitors judged on beverage taste, technique and presentation.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees Market Development Manager Phi Nguyen said she is
proud to have more than ten competitors competing in the Asia regional
finals, representing eight Asian nations.

“At Gloria Jean’s Coffees we are dedicated to serving our customers the
perfect cup of coffee, and our baristas are training every day and
refining their skills,” said Phi.

“We are proud to have so many talented baristas competing in the Asia
final, and are excited to send one lucky coffee lover to Australia to
take on other competition finalists from Europe, Middle East, Africa and
the South Pacific.”

As well as the title of Asia Barista Champion, the winner will receive
flights and accommodation in Australia to attend the RFG International
Barista Championships, where they will compete for the chance to win
AUD$3,000 cash and the title of RFG International Barista Champion.

The Global Grand Final extends to all coffee brands in the portfolio of Retail
Food Group
(ASX:RFG), the franchisor of the Gloria Jean’s Coffees
system, including Donut King, Michel’s Patisserie and Cafe2U.

About Gloria Jean’s Coffees:

Gloria Jean’s Coffees is Australia’s leading specialty coffee house and
community success story. Since 1996, the brand has brought award-winning
coffee quality, world-class barista expertise and the choice of single
origin, blends and estate whole bean coffees and specialty teas to
communities across the globe. Now available in over 40 markets
worldwide, Gloria Jean’s Coffees is well-known for coffee excellence and
community values.

Contacts

For further information, interviews or images contact:
Retail
Food Group
Amy Smith, +61 400 137 704
Corporate Communications
Manager
amy.smith@rfg.com.au