De'Longhi Barista Partner Takes Home 2014 United States Barista Championship

 De'Longhi Barista Partner Takes Home 2014 United States Barista Championship

Laila Ghambari, of Seattle, WA, Will Represent the US at the World Barista
Championships in June

PR Newswire

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., May 7, 2014

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --De'Longhi's
Seattle-based barista partner, Laila Ghambari, has taken home the coveted
title of 2014 United States Barista Champion. The competition, hosted by the
Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), scored competitors on
everything from flavor to foam for a multitude of coffee-based drinks.
Participants were tasked to make espresso, cappuccino and one signature drink.
While Ghambari's scores were certainly impressive, it was her signature drink,
which included espresso grown on the grounds of El Manzano in El Salvador,
combined with coffee cherry jam and coffee flower blossom honey infused with
smoke from coffee tree wood that captivated the judges and earned her the
title.

2014 United States Barista Champion Laila Ghambari (center).

"We could not be more excited for Laila and what she's accomplished - this is
a well deserved title," said Mike Prager, President and CEO, De'Longhi Group
NA. "She's been such an integral part of the De'Longhi team, serving as an
ambassador for our brand and espresso market educator for our partners and
consumers. We wish her the best of luck and know she will achieve success as
she moves on to the World Barista Championships next month."

Ghambari currently sits on the Executive Council of the Barista Guild of
America and serves as the Director of Coffee for her father's historic Seattle
coffee company, Cherry Street Coffee House, which has seven locations in the
Seattle, WA area. Next for Ghambari is the World Barista Championships in
Rimini, Italy, where she will represent the United States.

De'Longhi Group
The De'Longhi Group is based in Treviso, Italy and is on the forefront of the
small domestic appliance category with a range of premium products under 3
internationally renowned brands; De'Longhi, Kenwood and Braun. The De'Longhi
Group is committed to continuing their mission to create exceptional products
that improve the lives of the consumer through innovative technologies and
unparalleled design.

The De'Longhi brand is based in Treviso Italy and is the global leader in
espresso & comfort products. Highest quality, high Italian design and
meaningful product innovations are the core values of the De'Longhi brand.
De'Longhi is present in over 123 countries and creates products in three main
categories: espresso, specialty cooking and home comfort. After more than a
century of perfecting its products, De'Longhi remains committed to creating
innovations that bring convenience and style into every customers' home;
making the everyday better. For more information visit www.delonghi.com

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SOURCE De'Longhi Group

Website: http://www.delonghi.com
Contact: Media, Diana Hitzig, MWW, dhitzig@mww.com
 
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