Winners in KZN! December 04 2017The SCASA KZN Regional Barista Champs, Latte Art and Cup Tasters competitions were held this week in Durban, and 3 new Champions were crowned!
Anthem Conference Centre in Durban North played host to the coffee competitions, the last of the 4 Regionals, which determines the final line-up for Nationals, to be held at Cape Town Coffee Festival in February 2018.
In the Barista Competition, it was newcomer, Simnikiwe Mkhize (Counter Culture Coffee), that impressed the judges to defeat the reigning champion, Bruce Manning (Tribeca), into second spot.
In the Latte Art it was Minenhle Sibisi (Colombo Coffee & Tea) who clinched the Regional Championship Title from Ndumiso Ngcubu (Talkhouse Cafe) and in the Cup Tasters competition it was Iain Evans (Coffee Magazine) who narrowly beat Sinjon Wicks (Terbodore) for the Title.
Besides the seriousness of the competitions, it was an incredible week of coffee making, idea sharing and camaraderie amongst the KZN Coffee community - some highlights were Ndumiso Ngubu winning R2500 in the Almond Breeze Barista Blend Smackdown, Monin syrups representative Jason Andrews showcasing some incredible new latte art designs with the new Monin products and the usual barista Afterparty, with the now traditional Winner on the table shot!
Full results as follows:
1. Minenhle Sibisi - Colombo Coffee
2. Ndumiso Ngcobo - The Talkhouse Cafe
1. Iain Evans - The Coffee Magazine
2. Sinjon Wicks - Terbodore Coffee Roasters
1. Simnikiwe Mkhize - Counter Culture
2. Bruce Manning - TriBeCa Coffee
3. Ndumiso Ngcobo - The Talkhouse Cafe
4. Seshnie Govender - TriBeCa Coffee
5. Armandt Lauwrens - Ground Coffee House
6. Fikile Khuzwayo - MRP Foundation
Thank you to all judges and Sponsors!
Morrico Import and Export - Victoria Ardunio Black Eagle Espresso machines
Koldserve - Mahlkonig K30 Grinders
Ultimate Water - Water filtration
Almond Breeze - Gold Sponsor
Monin - Silver Sponsor
Vision Works - Bronze Sponsor
Schedule of Events: KZN Date and Venue, get your entries in! November 06 2017
IMPORTANT DATE & TIME Adjustments for KZN Barista, Cup Tasters & Latte Art Regionals:
Date : Monday 27th November - Thursday 30th November 2017
Venue : Anthem Conference Centre, Mackeurten Drive, Durban North
Outline of programme of events (subject to change) :
Monday 27th November
9am - 2pm : Competition Setup at Anthem Conference Centre - KZN Organising comittee
9am - 4pm: Judges Training: Venue TBC
3pm - Barista Orientation at Anthem Conference Centre.
Tuesday 28th November
08h00 – 09h30 Cup Tasters Semi Finals Rounds
09h30 – 11h00 Latte Art Semi Finals
11h00 - 14h30 Barista Semi Finals (+/- 5 competitors)
Wednesday 29th November
09h00 – 17h00 Barista Semi Finals (+/- 12 competitors)
Thursday 30th November
09h00 Barista Finals Top 6
12h00 Cup Tasters Finals
13h00 Latte Art Finals & Almond Breeze Smackdown
15h00 Monin In A Minute
15h30 Prize Giving
18h00 - late Barista Afterparty!
Get your entry form here and email to email@example.com.
If you would like to be a judge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Anthem for coming to the party and sponsoring this venue!
KZN Competition Date and Venue to be announced soon. October 17 2017
With the setback of both hosting venues pulling out of their KZN shows, SCASA has been trying to determine a suitable venue and date for the KZN Coffee Competitions 2017. We will be announcing this as soon as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. In the meantime, you can download the entry form here.
Watch this space for updates. Thank you for your patience.
Bruce Manning is still the reigning KZN Barista Champion, could you be next?!
Due to the unforeseen cancellation of both Coffee&Chocolate Durban and Good Food and Wine Show Durban, the KZN Coffee Competition Regionals will be rescheduled to a new venue and the date will be confirmed as soon as possible. They will likely take place around the end of September.
Thank you for your patience in this regard.
You can keep your entries coming as the show will go on! You can download the form here and then send to Amanda at email@example.com
Enter the 2016 KZN Coffee Competitions: Barista Competition, Latte Art & Cup Tasters September 23 2016
Thursday:Judges Training3pm: Barista Orientation at DEC, attendance is compulsory for all competitorsKZN SCASA Roadshow - Venue and time TBC
Friday 28th Day One10am: Semi-finals Barista Championship5pm: Cup Tasters Semi-finals7pm: Almond Breeze Barista Smack Down
Saturday 29th Day Two10am: Semi-finals Barista Championship5pm: Latte Art Semi-finals7pm: Almond Breeze Barista Smack Down
Sunday 30th Finals Day10am-3pm: Barista Championship Finals3pm-4pm: Cup Taster's Finals4pm-5pm: Latte Art Finals5pm: Monin Minute5.30pm: Prize-giving
Enter the 2015 KZN Barista Competition February 02 2015
2015 is an exciting year for KZN but before Nationals we have our Regional Barista Champs taking place at the Coffee & Chocolate Expo. This is a competition you really don't want to miss. You don't have to be a professional barista to enter these competitions. If you think you have what it takes then enter today.
Date: 1 - 5 May
Venue: Suncoast Casino, Durban
KZN Baristas it is time to get your entry forms in so click HERE to download and ENTER!
KZN Regionals at Durban's Homemakers Expo May 13 2014
The KZN Regionals will be happening in October, this year, at the Durban Homemakers Expo.
All the details are listed below so be sure to put these dates in your diary now.
Dates: Friday 03 October to Sunday 05 October 2014
Times: Friday & Saturday, 10:00 – 21:00 Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00
Entrance: Adults – R50 | Pensioners – R25 | Children under 12 – Free
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, Walnut Rd, Durban.
If you would like to register for this competition click here.
*Images courtesy of The Coffee Mag