Michaela Ruazol wins 2018 UAE National Barista Championship

Ruazol beat 15 other baristas at GulfHost to claim the crown

Michaela Ruazol has been crowned the 2018 UAE National Barista Championship winner following the final at GulfHost.

Ruazol, of Rise Fitness: Boutique, will now go on to the represent the UAE at the 2018 World Barista Championship in Boston, USA in 2019.


With 16 coffee professionals taking part, second place was taken by Ma Encarnation Eson of The Espresso Lab and third place by Armiel Alkuino of La Marquise International.

All three will receive a full week of brewing and sensory training at MUMAC Academy in Milan, Italy – one of the best coffee training academies in the world, with return flights and accommodation provided by Gruppo Cimbali.

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