TRAINERS

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DAMIAN BURGESS

Master Barista and Head trainer

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barista_skillsBarista Skills: Professional

brewingBrewing: Professional

roastingRoasting: Intermediate

sensory_skillsSensory Skills: Intermediate

green_coffeeGreen Coffee: Intermediate

From New Zealand, he decided to move to Italy during the first years of the new millennium to deepen his knowledge of coffee and entered Caffè Vergnano in 2008. Over the years, he gained full knowledge of the raw material, the extraction techniques and developed his barista skills. Today he is the Head and Master Trainer of the Caffè Vergnano Coffee Academy. He is in charge of the courses dedicated to baristas, distributors, agents and importers all over the world, managing both the training and organisational aspects. Since 2010, he has been Head Judge of the international competition “Caffè Vergnano Best Barista”.arista».

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DAVIDE ROVETO

Trainer at the Caffè Vergnano Coffee Academy.

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barista_skillsBarista Skills: Professional

brewingBrewing: Professional

roastingRoasting: Intermediate

sensory_skillsSensory Skills: Intermediate

green_coffeeGreen Coffee: Intermediate

A “child prodigy” in the scenario of Italian baristas, he started working behind the counter of his family’s café in Bari, Apulia, when he was 16 years old. After obtaining several certifications, he decided to specialise in coffee and achieve the Authorised SCA Trainer certificate for the “Introduction to Coffee”, “Barista Skills” and “Brewing” modules. Today, he is in charge of Caffè Cognetti in Bari, Apulia, and regularly collaborates with Caffè Vergnano as a trainer at the Academy and as an international judge during the Best Barista competitions.

OUR TEAM

MATTEO BOVE

After gaining extensive international experience as a barista, he expanded his knowledge and skills in the world of coffee and now works as a bar manager at “EATALY in Collina incontra Caffè Vergnano” in Chieri (TO).

barista_skillsBarista Skills:
Professional

sensory_skillsSensory Skills:
Foundation

FERDINANDO BARRA

Best Barista Italia in 2013 and 2015, he has been collaborating with Caffè Vergano since 2012. Today, he is Bar Manager at the Caffè Vergnano 1882 in Vinovo (TO).

barista_skillsBarista Skills:
Professional

brewingBrewing:
Intermediate

JESSICA VALLES

She has worked in the world of coffee since 2002 and is currently a barista at EATALY in Collina incontra Caffè Vergnano in Chieri (TO).

barista_skillsBarista Skills:
Professional

FEDERICO RASO

He is the youngest member of the Academy’s staff and has collaborated with Caffè Vergnano since 2016, after winning the Best Barista Italia edition of the same year, mainly thanks to his great talent in Latte Art.

barista_skillsBarista Skills:
Professional

brewingBrewing:
Foundation

roastingRoasting:
Foundation

sensory_skillsSensory Skills:
Intermediate

green_coffeeGreen Coffee:
Foundation

MARTINA LOFFI

After obtaining a degree in Philosophy, she specialised in the Food&Wine sector with a Masters in Culture, Organisation and Marketing of Local Food and Wine. She has worked for Caffè Vergnano since 2013 and she is currently in charge of supporting the Caffè Vergnano 1882 Coffee Shops project on the Food&Beverage themes.

barista_skillsBarista Skills: Professional

sensory_skillsSensory Skills:
Intermediate

FABRIZIO TRINCHERO

After his degree in Food & Wine Science from the University of Pollenzo (CN), he specialised in Store Management at the Caffè Vergnano 1882 points of sale.

TECHNICIANS

PIETRO VERGNANO

After studying in the US, Canada and Italy at Turin’s School of Business Administration (SAA), he entered the family company in 2002. He is currently Head of Raw Material Acquisition, where he personally supervises the meticulous selection of the finest origins from various world producers and the management of the production process according to tradition.

FRANCESCO VARETTO

He has taken care of Caffè Vergnano’s Quality and Safety since 2006 after graduating in Food Technology at Turin’s Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. Since 2010, he has managed the technical development of the Èspresso1882 capsule line, including the compostable capsule project. He is currently Head of the Quality, Environment and Food Safety Office and is in charge of the productive plant of portioned coffee.

ANTONIO TOTA

After his experience at the R&D laboratory of inorganic pigments, he developed a professional profile focused on industrial processes. He became part of Caffè Vergnano in 2004 as Quality Manager and has been Head of Production since 2008.