During August 14th -15th 2010, the final round of a regional event called ‘Thailand Indy Barista Championship’ was held on the first floor of HomeWorks, near Central Festival Phuket. The event was held under the association of Aroma Group Ltd, Green Sport Co. Ltd, and Thai Coffee Association in order to find the best barista or coffee maker in southern region and be the representative to join the national competition in Bangkok on September 11th-12th 2010.
There were 20 baristas from southern provinces in the competition. The winner of the event was Misaorn Yeesoon, from Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket (to open soon on Karon beach). She got a golden ‘temper’ tool to ground coffee, 10,000 baht in cash and a certificate. She also won the best barista for espresso and got a certificate with 3,000 baht cash.