2014 KZN Barista Champ, Dirk Maritz October 05 2014


The judges have calibrated and the final scores are out. Ladies and gentlemen, the 2014 KZN Barista Champ is Dirk Maritz. Representing Famous Brands, Dirk has taken the last 2 years off from competing and is now fully back in the game.

Today's proceedings were great fun. The baristas really pulled out all the stops as the Top 6 competed for their placing. Along with this announcement we also have for you the results from Cup Tasters, Latte Art and Manual Brewers.

Top 6 KZN Baristas

1st - Dirk Maritz

2nd - Azhar Khan

3rd - Travis Scott

4th - Wency Masawi

5th - Musa Magubane

6th - Chris Stander


Latte Art Champion - Sandile Cele

Cup Tasters Champion - Dirk Maritz

Manual Brewers Champion - Dan Erasmus

Best Espresso - Dirk Maritz

Best Technical - Tim Krynauw

Best Cappuccino - Dirk Maritz

Best Signature Drink - Bruce Manning


Another MASSIVE thank you to our sponsors for yet again allowing another exceptional regional competition to happen. Well done to every barista who competed, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

SA Homemakers have hosted us around the country for our 2014 competitions, and we are so grateful for their hospitality.

We'll see you all at Nationals!