SA Barista Champs Results November 22 2015


Well another year has come and gone and we have three new titles for top baristas in South Africa. We want to take a moment to thank all our sponsors for making this National Barista Champs happen, and to all the volunteers and runners for your long hours this weekend. 

The judges were phenomenal and it was such a privilege having two international judges with us to learn from. 

The three categories judged this weekend were Latte Art, Cup Tasters and the Barista Competition. Here are the results from all three.

SA Latte Art Champion : Byron Keet


SA Cup Tasters Champion : Donovan McLagan


SA Barista Champion : Wayne Oberholzer


2nd : Craig Charity
3rd : Alicia Bulter
4th : Bilbo Steyn
5th : Craig Sampson
6th : Arno Els

Best Technical Score : Arno Els
Best Espresso & Signature Drink : Wayne
Best Cappuccino : Craig Charity

Congratulations to every barista who took part. You are all incredibly talented and we look forward to seeing you at your regional competitions in 2016. Keep up the amazing work you're doing in your cafes and businesses, as you continue to let South Africa know what great specialty coffee tastes like.

Take a look at our Facebook page for more pictures from the weekend.