Krispy Kreme (KK) Philippines welcomed 12 passionate baristas from KK outlets around the world as it played host to the 2014 World Barista Cup. Held at The Peninsula Hotel in Makati City, participants came from as far as Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and neighboring countries Japan and Korea. Of course, the Philippines also competed in the successful showdown.
Mustafa Tirink of Turkey emerged as grand champion. Explaining the significance of the competition, Krispy Kreme president and chief executive officer Tony Thompson shared, “We are a ‘sweet treat’ destination and we want our customers to indulge not only in our doughnuts but also our beverages that are served to provide a deliciously warm experience.”