Congrats to the 2016 Gauteng Barista Champ Khulekani Mpala May 06 2016

Image credit | Brew Tool Coffee Culture ©2016 PS Primich

The past week has been exhilarating, nail-biting and on the edge of your seat stuff. The Gauteng regional coffee competition was such a success and we are so thankful to all our sponsors who made the event possible.

To the judges and volunteers involved, thank you for your time and effort over the competition, and of course congrats to all the baristas that took part. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and that you learnt a lot and got to meet some more coffee professionals.

Yesterday we announced the top 6, and these 6 competed in the final competition where there could only be one winner. The final results were as follows...

2016 Gauteng Barista Champ: Khulekani Mpala of TriBeCa
2nd place: Harry Mole
3rd place: Alicia Bulter
4th place: Phumlani Sebeko
5th place: Nomthandazo Sebeko
6th place: Pardon Sibanda

These 6 will be going through to Nationals to compete for the title of SA Barista Champ.

The cup tasters competition was won by Harry Mole and the latte art competition was won by Sibusiso Ncube of Famous Brands. You can read more about the results and see more photos on The Coffee Mag's site here.

We look forward to our next regional competition in PE so keep an eye on our Facebook page for details leading up to that event.