SCASA KwaZulu-Natal Region Coffee Competitions 2019 - Schedule & Competitors November 06 2019

KwaZulu-Natal's 2019 Regional Coffee Competitions will comprise of three disciplines: The Cup Tasters Competition, the Latte Art Competition and the Barista Competition, running 7-9 November at The Pearls Mall in Umhlanga, Durban (6 - 8 Lagoon Drive, 4320 Umhlanga Rocks).

2019's competition will see 7 Cup Tasters, 18 Latte Artists and 8 Baristas!

Download the 2019 KZN Region Coffee Competition Schedule

CUP TASTERS COMPETITION
Bruce Manning
Iain Evans
Themba Ndlovu
Melanie Winter
Chad Aiden Whitby
William Steyn
Wency Masawi

LATTE ART COMPETITION
Thabo Boyce Nleya - Machine Washworx & Café
Philani Siyabonga Manukuza - Tribeca Coffee Company
Lihle Sphamandla Khoza - Blue Onion Foods
Khayelihle Ngcobo - Coffeebox
Ndu Mthalane - The Talkhouse
Nokwanda Bhele - Blue Onion Foods
Mdumiseni Bhengu - Tribeca Coffee Company
Thamsanqa Ndlovu - Coastal Coffee Roasters
Nokwanda Ndumo - African Roots Coffee
Nompumelelo Xaba - Blue Onion Foods
Jeff Stopforth - Beaver Creek Coffee
Sikhulile Promise Msane - Blue Onion Foods
Karabo Motla - Tsogo Sun
Ndu Ngcobo - The Talkhouse
Sihle Sikhakhane - Savior Café
Mbali Mpungose - Blue Onion Foods
Vincent Majola - African Roots Coffee
Nandipha Makhanya - Blue Onion Foods

Download the Latte Art competition criteria for 2019

BARISTA COMPETITION
Princess Fiksile Khuzwayo - Mr Price Foundation
Nkosingiphile Hlophe - Tribeca Coffee Company
David Kazembe - Kivu Projects Café
Thabo Boyce Nleya - Machine Washworx & Café
Kgune Dlamini - Lineage Coffee
Dieter Liebenberg - VDP Distributors
Jason Nkosi - Lineage Coffee
Bruce Manning - Brustar

The competitions will start on Thursday 7 November with the Cup Tasters competition at 10:00. Followed by the Latte Art competition at 11:00 until 18:00 on Day 1 and continuing on Day 2 (8 November) at 09:00 until 11:00. The Barista competition will start (on Friday 8 November) at 11:30 and will run until 17:00 with the finalists' announcement thereafter. Finals day, Saturday 9 November, will begin with the Latte Art final at 09:30, followed by the Cup Tasters final at 11:00. The Barista final will see six competitors, with the competition starting at 11:30.

Don't forget about the 'Almond Breeze Latte Art Smackdown', sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond South Africa, (SCASA's Bronze Competition Sponsor) featuring competitors, running on 7 November between 10:45 and 11:00, 8 November between 15:00 and 15:30 and on 9 November after 15:00, just before the winners' announcement. 

There is also a discussion scheduled on the 'Barista Wage Calculator' a collaboration between SCASA, CIRO Coffee Academy and The Coffee Magazine, just before the winners' announcement on Saturday 9 November. 

Thank you to all our sponsors for making this event become a reality and wishing all our KZN baristas the very best of luck with the competition.

Please Note: all schedules subject to change at short notice.
Any queries please email info@scasa.co.za