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Our chief #coffee roaster has #DownSyndrome. See her offerings at See what others with DS do

Our chief #coffee roaster has #DownSyndrome. See her offerings at See what others with DS do

On September 15, at the historical Pazo de Lestrove hotel in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, the second Galician Down Barista Championship, 21 baristas with Down syndrome (DS) competed in a very special barista competition. It was the first barista contest of its kind in the world. Twenty-one baristas participated in this exciting competition, which offered participants five days of training time prior to the event. “A couple of years ago, we started training people with Down syndrome as baristas, and the experience was amazing for everyone who was involved,” says Carolina Otero, championship organizer and marketing manager of Cafento, one of the largest coffee companies in Spain. “Our baristas found a lot of satisfaction in working with Down syndrome people, and realized that they really enjoyed preparing great coffee, they were fast learners and that, with a few ...

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