CTG Summit Milan Scholars

We are pleased to be able to offer three individual scholarships to the upcoming CTG Summit in Milan – May 14-16, 2019 – made possible by La Marzocco and Espresso Solutions!

The Scholarship is designed for people who lack the financial resources to attend CTG Summit on their own, but who belong in the environment of fellow technicians and deserve the opportunity for professional development. These candidates are technicians with an interest in furthering their knowledge of working with specialty coffee equipment. Someone who wants to expand their experience and widen their network of coffee technicians.

Learn about this year’s scholars below.


Jessica Sartiani

Independent Barista Trainer

Barista, competitor, training and a coffee lover. After my experience as a head Barista in Ditta artigianale, the last year I decide to move my own in an indipendent experience in the Italian coffee world, sharing and discussion with all the coffee people, improving the growth of the specialty coffee industry.

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Johnathan Martins

Coffee technician at Origin Coffee Roasters

I first stepped into the speciality industry when I joined one of the first barista apprenticeship in Brighton which was organised and ran by United Barista and Small Batch coffee roaster.

I later joined Espresso solutions working with the logistics side of the industry and making an appearance into coffee machine customisation. Whilst I was working for Espresso solutions I started a small coffee training and consultancy company where I helped to introduce small business's who wanted to know more about the Industry and how to become apart of it.

I found myself growing more towards machine customisation and the thirst to know more about the machine and the manufacturer itself. I stumbled upon a add on coffee job board where a well known coffee roaster was looking for a technician.
I applied for the role hoping what I had gathered from this industry was enough to make my first step into becoming a coffee machine technician and learning another side of the industry I was yet to experience and love.

Today I am proudly work Origin coffee roasters in the technical department.

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Rhys Prosser

Technician at Allpress Espresso UK

Having worked in the coffee industry for around 10 years in both Australia and the UK I have found my place in a technicians role for the past 2 years enjoying the challenges with maintaining and rebuilding machinery for 200+ customers.
My dream is to be able to channel my passions for coffee and customising cars and bikes to aesthetically and performance enhance coffee machines.