About Authors

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Dinuka Bandara Gunasekara (B.Eng Hons Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)

Works as  a Coffee Training and Development Manager .Works in coffee industry over 10 years. sensory judge for UK Barista championship.

Main qualifications

  • Sensory Judge-UK Barista championship and London Coffee Events -2014,2015,2016,2017
  • Judge-UK Latte Art championship 2015,2016,2017
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Intermediate sensory skills
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) barista
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) master brewer
  • Coffee Science Certificate (CSC-1)
  • The science of gastronomy (The Hong Kong University of science and technology)
  • UK cupping championship 2014,2015 ( final 10 )
  • Best Managers Awards (Costa Coffee) – 2009 and 2011
  • Fly Bean (Costa Coffee) – 2011
  • Barista maestro -2007

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Gayan Munaweera (B.sc Hons Human Resource Management)

Certified Q grader. Works in coffee industry over 10 years. Currently working as the Head of Coffee Quality for UCC Coffee.

Main qualifications

  • Q Grader
  • UK cup tasting champion 2016
  • Coffee Business Strategist
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) intermediate sensory skills
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) barista professional level
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) master brewer professional level
  • Coffee Science Certificate (CSC-1)
  • UKBC Semifinalist
  • The science of gastronomy (The Hong Kong University of science and technology)
  • Barista maestro -2007

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Rohan pitumpe

Rohan is a dynamic restaurant manager with two years’ experience of running a successful SriLankan eatery. Rohan is currently working as a barista trainer for La-Cimbali who also is a wonderful latte artist.Technical  judge for UK Barista championship.

Main qualifications

  • UK Latte Art Championship 2016-Runner up
  • Technical Judge-UK Barista championship and London Coffee Events 2016,2017
  • Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) Intermediate sensory skills
  • Coffee Science Certificate (CSC-1)
  • Finalist at Harris and Hoole Barista Championship
  • Asian International School (Sri Lanka): Certificate in International Cookery
  • KANDURATA TEA (Tea supplier) (Sri Lanka) Assistant Operations Manager
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