Gauteng

Gauteng Regionals: Latte Art and Cup Tasters 2017 March 23 2017

Following the new schedule format the Latte Art and Cup Tasters competitions are now standing on their own two feet at a seperate venue to the Barista Champs.

This Johannesburg event will be held at the Coffee&Chocolate Expo at Montecasino from 13-16 July!

Exciting news is that C&C will also play host to the World Coffee Events All Star event, the first of it's kind in South Africa. 

You can find the entry form here.


Schedule for the Gauteng Regional Coffee Competition April 14 2016

It's all happening from 3-5 May at the Food & Hospitality Africa Show, Gallagher Estate. The competition will take place at the Tea & Coffee Pavilion and is set to be a fantastic event with baristas from all over Gauteng.

Besides showcasing the best coffee professionals in Gauteng who will be battling each other for the titles in Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Barista competition categories, the SCASA stage will be a vital access point for visitors to learn more about Speciality Coffee in South Africa.

Stop by and watch the competition or take part in one of our demos where you'll get to meet leaders in the coffee industry and talk all things coffee.

So here's what the three days will look like.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

9am-11am: Cup Tasters Championships Semi Finals  

11am-5pm: Barista Championships Semi Final Round 1

Wednesday 4TH May 2016

9am-11am: Latte Art Championships Semi Finals

11am-4pm: Barista Championships Semi Final Round 2 

4pm - 5pm SCASA AGM. 

Thursday 5TH May 2016

9am - 10am: Cup Tasters Finals

10am -11am: Latte Art Finals

11am - 3.30pm: Barista Championships Finals - Top 6.

4.15pm: Prizegiving. 

We look forward to seeing you there! Baristas if you haven't sent in your application then download it here and send it in asap.


Dates for SCASA Gauteng Regionals February 17 2016

The Coffee Mag have released a press release detailing the upcoming dates for the Gauteng Regional Coffee Competition. This event is the first regional competition for 2016 and will be held at the inaugural Food & Hospitality Africa Show

"This competition is all about performance, skill and passion for coffee, as well as being able to pour delicious coffee under pressure, with a total of seven highly skilled judges watching the barista’s every move as they produce 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 signature drinks, all in under 15 minutes! 

There are only 24 spots for baristas in the National Finals, 6 from each of the 4 competitive Regions and with so much on the line, the competition will be fierce!"

Baristas will also be competing in the Cup Tasters and Latte Art competition so this is one weekend you don't want to miss out on. Come along and meet some of SA's top coffee talent.

Read the full Press Release from The Coffee Mag here.

Download your entry form here.


Enter the 2015 Gauteng Barista Competition February 02 2015

Are you a barista in Gauteng? The Gauteng Barista Champs are around the corner!
Competitions are a fantastic way of learning new skills and having fun, while interacting with other baristas and judges. Download your entry form HERE and enter today.

Date : 26 Feb - 1 March

Venue : Homemakers Expo, Coca-Cola Dome, JHB

Click HERE to enter.


CALLING ALL JUDGES! February 08 2014

SCASA will present the Gauteng Regional Coffee Competitions at the Homemakers Expo (Coca-Cola dome) between 27 Feb - 2 March 2014.

Please email George Bertolis before Thursday 13 February 10am, if you are available to be part of the judging team! Once we know who is available we will let you know if you are going to be a coffee comp judge.

Please note in order to be able to judge you need attend the compulsory judges calibration, tasting and training session on Wednesday (26 Feb 2014) You will also be required to attend the calibration session each morning before the start of the competition as well as the barista debriefing.

You will be tested and need to know the WBC rules & regulations (Click here to download) and you should be familiar with all WCE rules & regulations. There will also be various coffee taste tests...so start honing in on your skills


Judges Training February 08 2014

Judging in the Gauteng Regional Coffee Competitions?

You will be required to attend compulsary judges training as follows:

Wednesday: 26 February 2014
Time: 11h00 to 17h00!
Venue: To be confirmed


Technical Judges please bring the following to the training:

  • 2 stop watches each
  • Spoon
  • Pencil
  • Clipboard
  • Eraser
Sensory Judges please bring the following to the training:
  • Spoon
  • Pencil
  • Clipboard
  • Eraser
Also please remember to only eat bland foods and no perfumes or strong deodorants before training and during the competition!

The judges schedule will be finalised after the training session. Should you need additional information please do not hesitate to contact George Bertolis by email or call +27-72-878-7867

Gauteng Regionals 2014 January 22 2014

The first event of the year is the Gauteng Regionals to be held at the Homemakers Expo at the Coca-Cola Dome from 27th Feb – 2nd March 2014.

Gauteng’s best coffee professionals will compete at the Homemakers Expo for the Regional title’s in the Barista competition, the Latte Art competition, the Cup Tasters competition and the Aeropress competition.

The finalists in each of these competitive coffee categories will qualify for the National Finals later in the year.  From these competitions a South African Champion in each category will be chosen to represent South Africa at the World Barista Championships in 2015.

To compete in the Gauteng Regional coffee competitions, click here to download the registration form.