Gauteng

Meet Karel Viviers, the Gauteng Region's Cup Tasters Champion for 2019 August 01 2019

Karel Viviers from Coocoocachoo competed in his very first SCASA competition and struck gold when he won the Cup Tasting discipline at the recent Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions.



We connected with Karel on his coffee journey and how it felt like competing.



Tell us a bit about yourself? Where do you currently work and how did you get into coffee?
I've been obsessed with specialty coffee for a good 15 years now. There more I discovered about coffee the more I wanted to know and luckily in coffee the learning never stops. My background is in strategic marketing and earlier this year I finally scratched my entrepreneurial itch and converted my passion for artisanal food and specialty coffee and creativity into a business. I opened a small coffee shop in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg which also has an e-commerce element to it.



What are your interests outside of coffee?
I don't know what "interests outside of coffee" means? Ha-ha. I'm very passionate about creative, authentic food and beverages (coffee, beer, wine, if it tastes good and is made well I must have it). I love art, design, music, outdoor adventure, aviation and since I'm a dad of two young boys I don't get to do any of those things, but it doesn't matter because they are just the best and fill me with love. 



The Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions was such an exciting event this year, tell us more about your experience and how it felt like competing? 
It was my first time competing in any form of SCASA competition and was an interesting and cool experience. Who knew you could be nervous to drink some coffee?! Cup taster competitions are notoriously challenging, and I found that be true, the nuances in the various cups are so small that by the halfway mark your tasting accuracy starts slowing down and then the time element starts kicking in and your nervous anyway and I'm rambling because that's how you feel even though you only take a few minutes to do everything! I look forward to competing again in the future.
Rambling's allowed. It was quite the intense set.

What is great about coffee in the greater Gauteng area?
There is a marked increase in the variety of specialty coffee available. Not only the amount of small roasteries popping up and delivering really good roast profiles, but also the amount of establishments that pay more attention to their coffee offering and that in turn is driven by a heightened awareness and demand from customers. In short, the growth across the sectors of the industry in Gauteng is great!

What is your favourite coffee at the moment, and why?
Since we serve Father Coffee's Heirloom Blend at our shop I'm spoiled to drink that every day and honestly their selection of single origins aren't only unique and numerous, but I have yet to come across one that isn't amazing, love their work. I have just finished a special treat, a single origin geisha from Bluebird Roastery called Liliana, a flavour rollercoaster all the way through and across brew methods. I'll be honest though, there are so many amazing coffees in SA, do you have a month so I can tell you about all of them and why I love them?
Ha-ha, sounds fascinating, it's a date.



Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions?
My barista Sipho Phomodi [pictured in the centre above], he's one of my baristas and asked me ages ago to enter him into the competition. So I decided to join him, so I'm glad we got to take part together. I would also like to thank the one barista from Dulce Cafe who lent me his tasting spoon for the semi-finals, I left mine at home like a professional and he graciously allowed me to use his (a big deal for the tasting purists!), I owe him a free coffee!
That's such a nice gesture, please send us a photo when you share that coffee.



What’s next for Karel Viviers and where do you see yourself in five years? 
My coffee shop is still new, so my immediate focus is to grow our business. In the medium term I want to expand our footprint with more spots and more involvement in coffee events. In five years' time I'm hoping to have built our brand into a recognisable, distinct identity with broad reach and to do that by developing others, creating jobs, sharing knowledge, gaining knowledge and truly growing the industry beyond my business alone. Easy right?
All the best Karel and thanks for taking the time.

Photos: SCASA & Coocoocachoo

Meet Trevor Fitz, the Gauteng Region's Barista Champion for 2019 July 31 2019

Trevor Fitz from Beethoven Coffee Company won the Gauteng Region Barista Competition on Sunday (28 July) with a powerful and confident performance. This is the second time Trevor has won big at the Gauteng regional competition, after winning it for the first time in 2017. He placed third in 2018. Trevor was also runner up at Nationals earlier this year. 



We connected with Trevor about his coffee journey, the coffee scene in Gauteng and the road ahead.



Tell us a bit about yourself? Where do you currently work and how did you get into coffee?
I currently work full time in corporate. But I have recently started a roastery with a couple friends. The company is called Beethoven Coffee Co. and we do specialty grade coffee only. We have roasted for a few competitors in the competition this year, and pride ourselves in quality and bespoke coffee offerings. 

I got into coffee as a youngster, and actually entered the industry through the competition space.



What are your interests outside of coffee?
Honestly, anything to do with good flavours is a passion for me. I love cooking and baking, this has helped me a ton with prepping for competitions as well. But food and drinks are a big part of a lot of my life, even the times spent with family and friends.



The Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions was such an exciting event this year, tell us more about your experience and how it felt like competing? Please tell us more about your set?
I always love competition season, it’s a great time to mix with some of the best in the business, spend time with friends who have similar passions, and learn more about coffee and what’s happening out there, there’s always more to learn.

My set was quite basic this year, I didn’t want to complicate it with too much, so I stuck to the basics and backed myself to execute. The focus was on experience. Far too often coffee professionals thinks a great coffee is all you need. I wanted to show that even the common coffees, if made well, with dedication and precision, are great in their own way. But instead, we often let our thoughts of what a coffee should be like, take away from simply enjoying the experience of that coffee.



What is great about coffee in the greater Gauteng area?
What I love about it, is the diversity, there are a lot of options in Gauteng, so you can always try something new.

What is your favourite coffee at the moment, and why?
I would say our washed Yirgacheffe, I just love how it’s so basic, but keeps surprising me with its amazing complex flavours.



Is there anyone you would like to thank or recognize, or who helped you to prepare for the Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions?
Of course. Branden-Roy, my business partner, for his help picking up my slack while preparing. Claire, who helped me profile, and assisted with script order.
Fanie and Chris, who watched many a horrid set and let me use their Black Eagle.
My sister for helping with all the gear I needed.

What’s next for you and where do you see yourself in five years? 
World Champion of course. 😉 
But honestly, getting to the finals of Worlds is a real goal of mine!

Photos: SCASA & Beethoven Coffee Co


SCASA Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - Winners July 29 2019



Congratulations to all our Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions winners.








Gauteng Region Barista winner, Trevor Fitz from Beethoven Coffee Co.


Gauteng Region Cup Tasters winner, Karel Viviers from Coocoocachoo.




Gauteng Region Latte Art winner, Elizabeth Gumbo from Seattle Coffee Co.

RUNNERS UP
Barista Competition
2nd 
John Gareth Evans from TriBeCa Coffee
3rd Fanie Botes from thirdspace
4th Jesse Dodkins from Father Coffee
5th Samantha Naidoo from TriBeCa Coffee
6th Thandiwe Shonhiwa from Wiesenhof ABSA Towers Wiesenhof Franchise  

All six baristas have qualified for the 2020 National Coffee Competitions, congratulations!











The Barista Specialty Awards (as determined in the First Round) went to...
⭐️ Best Technical Score: Samantha Naidoo (TriBeCa Coffee)
⭐️ Best Milk Beverage: John Evans (TriBeCa Coffee)
⭐️ Best Signature Beverage and Espresso: Fanie Botes (thirdspace)
⭐️ Best Overall Impression: Trevor Fitz (Beethoven Coffee Co)











RUNNERS UP
Cup Tasters Competition
2nd Thabang Klainbaas Maluleka from Ciro Full Service Beverage Co. 
3rd Viwe Lugongolo from Father Coffee 
4th Nicodemus Nabakwe from Sevenoaks Trading Pty Ltd. 

All four have qualified for the 2020 National Coffee Competitions, congratulations.





RUNNER UP
Latte Art Competition
Sibusiso Ndzuzo from TriBeCa Coffee 

Both Elizabeth Gumbo and Sibusiso Ndzuzo have qualified for the 2020 National Coffee Competitions, congratulations.




SCASA Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - Finalists Announced July 27 2019

CONGRATULATIONS to our Gauteng Region Barista, Latte Art and Cup Tasters FINALISTS going through to the last round on Sunday 28 July at Coffee & Chocolate at Ticketpro Dome.


LATTE ART COMPETITION
10:30 Elizabeth Gumbo - Seattle Coffee Co
10:50 Sibusiso Ndzuzo - TriBeCa Coffee


CUP TASTERS COMPETITION

Table 1 | 11:30
Viwe Lugongolo - Father Coffee
Thabang Maluleka - Ciro Full Service Beverage Co.

Table 2 | 11:30
Nicodemus Nabakwe - Sevenoaks Trading Pty Ltd
Karel Viviers - Coocoocachoo


BARISTA COMPETITION
12:00 Fanie Botes - Third Space Trading
12:45 Thandiwe Shonhiwa - Wiesenhof ABSA Towers
13:30 Jesse Dodkins - Father Coffee
14:00 Trevor Fitz - Beethoven Coffee Co
14:45 Samantha Naidoo - TriBeCa Coffee Company
15:30 John Evans - TriBeCa Coffee Company


SCASA Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - Orientation & Practice Sessions July 23 2019


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: BARISTA ORIENTATION THURSDAY 25 JULY FROM 11:00.

We are ecstatic to let you know that this year’s entries for the Gauteng Regional Coffee Champs is a new record set for any region! Congratulations.

Download the 2019 Gauteng Regional Coffee Competition Orientation and Practice Schedule

Such big numbers come with challenges in terms of logistics and backstage management which has left us no choice but to split the practice times into two slots per person. This is specific to competitors in the Barista Championship category only. 

The first slot will be a 30min machine practice session on Thursday, followed by a 15-minute grinder calibration on the day you are competing. Please note this will be the only time you will be allocated to work on the provided machines and grinders.

Please ensure that you plan your travels adequately to ensure you are on site well before your allocated time-slots. Unfortunately, time-slots will not be able to be changed or adjusted due to the time constraints we have, as we are trying to be fair to everyone competing and the same rules apply across the board, with no exceptions.

Please ensure you are on site for the Orientation session at 11am Thursday 25th July. The practice sessions will commence at 12. You need to have all your own barista kit, cloths and ingredients for the practice session.

Thank you and see you there!

Download the 2019 Gauteng Regional Coffee Competition Schedule

SCASA Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - Competitors July 22 2019



Announcing Gauteng's finest. The baristas who will be competing at SCASA's Regional Coffee Competitions.  

Gauteng's 2019 Regional Coffee Competitions will comprise of three disciplines: The Cup Tasters Competition, the Latte Art Competition and the Barista Competition, running 26-28 July at Coffee & Chocolate at Ticketpro Dome.

2019 saw a record number of entries for Gauteng's Regionals with 18 Cup Tasters, 14 Latte Artists and 24 Baristas! **Four baristas will compete in two disciplines. Good luck to everyone!

CUP TASTERS COMPETITION
Thabang Maluleka - Ciro Full Service Coffee Co.
Karel Viviers - Coocoocachoo
Sipho Phomadi - Coocoocachoo
Theo le Roux - Cupocafe Coffee Bar
Sean Bermingham - Dear Maria Café
Jesse Dodkins - Father Coffee**
Viwe Lugongolo - Father Coffee
Barry Weedon - Father Coffee
Chad Goddard - Father Coffee
Thobani Sibanda - Hospitality Solutions Company**
Abby Berman - Independent
Nicodemus Nabakwe - Sevenoaks Trading
Bhavnesh Govind - The Daily Buzz**
Benjamin Jenkin - Third Space Trading
Jabulani Thumbuni - Toast Food Company**
Alpheus Montsho - Wiesenhof Coffee Roastery
Junior Mbelani - Wiesenhof Coffee Roastery
Sandra Varty - Wiesenhof Coffee Roastery

LATTE ART COMPETITION
Karabo Dihashu - Wiesenhof Eugene Marais
Sabelo Mawonhga - Tribeca Coffee Company
Jonathan le Roux - Cupocafe Coffee Bar
Nkululeko Phiri - Hospitality Solutions Company
Jabulani Thumbuni - Toast Food Company**
Sibusiso Dlamini - Mira Coffee Co. (Pty) Ltd
Mluleki Madiya - Brik Café
Luckmore Phiri - Cupocafe Coffee Bar
Sibusiso Mdzuzo - Tribeca Coffee Company
Thobani Sibanda - Hospitality Solutions Company**
Mqondisi Dube - Dulce Café
Ian Mofokeng - Ciro Full Service Coffee Co.
Nkosi Mayo - Ciro Full Service Coffee Co.
Lesley Serepa - The Fairway Hotel

BARISTA COMPETITION
Thandiwe Shonhiwa - Wiesenhof ABSA Towers
Mduduzi Mlilo - Urban Grind Roasters
Jesse Dodkins - Father Coffee**
Daniel Banda - Brandcrafters
Ndodana Ngwanya - The Fat Zebra
Mike Gumbo - Motherland Coffee
Pieter van Tonder - Boxer Brew Coffee
Blessing Kambikiri - Brik Café
Bhavnesh Govind - The Daily Buzz**
Samantha Naidoo - Tribeca Coffee Company
Ntombikayise Sibindi - Dulce Café
Malwande Bekwa - Independent
John Evans - Tribeca Coffee Company
Victor Ntshitshongo - Third Space Trading
Trevor Fitz - Beethoven Coffee Company
Obakeng Tshabalala - Tribeca Coffee Company
Sanele Nodada - Brandcrafters
Chad Goddard - Father Coffee
Khayelihle Eric Dube - Urban Grind Roasters
Shawn Cloete - Cabin Coffee Roasters
Sibongile Mavis Nkadimeng - Wiesenhof Makro Vaal
Raphael Nhanhla - Motherland Coffee
Fanie Botes - Third Space Trading
Godfrey Kapenya - Fotoza Coffee Shop

Download the 2019 Gauteng Regional Coffee Competition Schedule

The competitions will run between 09:00 & 18:00 Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July, with the finalists' announcement after 19:00 on Saturday. Finals day, 28 July, will begin with the Latte Art final at 10:30, the Cup Tasters final at 11:30 and the Barista final at 12:00. All winners will be announced after 16:00 on the Sunday.

Wishing all baristas the very best of luck with the competition.
Any queries please email info@scasa.co.za

Photo: The Coffee Magazine


SCASA Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - Schedule & Competitors July 19 2019

Gauteng's 2019 Regional Coffee Competitions will comprise of three disciplines: The Cup Tasters Competition, the Latte Art Competition and the Barista Competition, running 26-28 July at Coffee & Chocolate at Ticketpro Dome.

2019 saw a record number of entries for Gauteng's Regionals with 18 Cup Tasters, 14 Latte Artists and 24 Baristas! **Four baristas will compete in two disciplines. Good luck to everyone!

Download the 2019 Gauteng Regional Coffee Competition Schedule

The competitions will run between 09:00 & 18:00 Friday 26 July and Saturday 27 July, with the finalists' announcement after 19:00 on Saturday. Finals day, 28 July, will begin with the Latte Art final at 10:30, the Cup Tasters final at 11:30 and the Barista final at 12:00. All winners will be announced after 16:00 on the Sunday.

Wishing all baristas the very best of luck with the competition.
Any queries please email info@scasa.co.za


SCASA Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - ENTRIES CLOSING SOON March 14 2019

ENTRIES NOW OPEN for SCASA's 2019 Gauteng Region Coffee Competitions taking place 26-28 July at Coffee & Chocolate, Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg.

Download the Coffee Competition Entry Form HERE

Judges who would like to apply can do so HERE
Judges training will be Thursday 25 July 2019, Venue TBC.

Learn more about at 2019's Coffee & Chocolate HERE


Gauteng Regional Champions 2018 August 13 2018

Congratulations to the new Gauteng Regional Coffee Champions! Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers.

Barista Championship:
Winner: Ishan Natalie - Starbucks South Africa
2nd: Harry Mole - TriBeCa Coffee
3rd: Trevor Fitz - Independent
4th: Khulekani Mpala - Wiesenhof Roastery
5th: Mbongiseni Benedictus Nkomo - thirdspace
6th: John Gareth Evans - TriBeCa Coffee

Latte Art:
Winner: Mbongiseni Benedictus Nkomo - thirdspace
2nd: Itumeleng Zono - HSC - The Hospitality Solutions Company

Cup Tasters:
Winner: Thabang Klainbaas Maluleka - Ciro Full Service Beverage Co.
2nd: Itumeleng Zono - HSC - The Hospitality Solutions Company

Photos: The Coffee Magazine

 

 


2018 Gauteng Regionals Schedule May 03 2018


Gauteng Regionals 2018 at HOSTEX March 19 2018

The 2018 National  Champions have just been decided but as it always goes, the next cycle of Regionals is hot on their heels to begin the search for 2019 contenders.

The Gauteng Regional Coffee Competitions (Cup Tasters, Barista and Latt Art) will be from 6th-8th May 2018 held at the Gallagher Convention Centre. Last year this team played host to the Nationals and it was a roaring success, we look forward to HOSTEX this year.

You can sign up for your free trade ticket here.

ENTRY FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:

- Judges

- Competitors

Please email to info@scasa.co.za

*Note for judges: The WCEP Training to qualify to judge at World Coffee Events will be happening in Durban from 24 - 28 July 2018. More details on this to follow soon, but it's a good idea to get some training in at the Regionals!


Results from Gauteng Regional Barista Champs 2017 August 02 2017

Wow! Everybody who was at the Good Food & Wine Show JHB could agree that the standard was exceptionally high.

Congratulations to Trevor Fitz, the new Gauteng Barista Champion!!!

Top 6:
1. Trevor Fitz - Independent
2. Harry Mole - TriBeCa Coffee
3. Khulekani Mpala - TriBeCa Coffee
4. Mbongiseni Nkomo - Time Out Cafe
5. John Evans - TriBeCa Coffee
6. Musa Magwaza - Starbucks South Africa

Well done to all competitors! Shew, Nationals 2018 is going to be epic! 

Photos courtesy of our Media Partners, The Coffee Magazine. Full album here.

Full Results here:

 


Gauteng Barista Champs Schedule July 28 2017

Get down to the Good Food & Wine Show at the Ticketpro Dome to support some of the most talented baristas in Gauteng! It's going to be a wonderful weekend with some stiff competition!!! Will Khulekani Mpala defend his crown? Or will a new champion emerge?

Here is the full schedule for the Gauteng Barista Champs Semi-Finals running today 28 July and tomorrow 29 July:


ENTER NOW: Gauteng Barista Champs at Good Food & Wine Show JHB July 18 2017

Have you entered the Gauteng Regional Barista Championships? 14 amazing baristas already have! Throw your name into the ring and you could be South Africa's next Barista Champion! The competition will be held at Good Food and Wine Show, Johannesburg, 28-30 July 2017!

Photo by Brew Tool Coffee Culture

Khulekani Mpala will be back to defend his 2016 Gauteng title, along with TriBeCa colleagues Harry Mole and John Evans. The popular Whippet Cafe has two entries this year and Musa Magwaza, who last competed in KZN, but has since relocated to join the Starbucks SA team, will rejoin competition! A very exciting field indeed!

Download your entry form here and send to info@scasa.co.za

The Good Food and Wine Show in JHB is the biggest and has so much to offer consumers. If you would like to take a stand at this show and reach a new audience of coffee drinkers, SCASA members get a special rate, please contact Daniel to find out more: daniel@fieramilano.co.za/(083) 306 0579

We can't wait to see you there!!!


Gauteng Latte Art Line Up July 14 2017


Gauteng Latte Art and Cup Tasters Comp: 13-16 July. Enter NOW! June 26 2017

Do you have mad latte art skills like Amadeu from the Eastern Cape?

Do you want to learn from people who have competed successfully on the World Stage?

Do you want the chance to compete against the current National Cup Taster's Champ, Simphiwe Adams, who just won the Eastern Cape Regionals again?

Then you need to enter the SCASA Latte Art and Cup Tasters Champs held at Coffee & Chocolate Expo JHBENTRY FORM HERE

Submit to info@scasa.co.za


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.