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!