Urgent: News from SCASA and Voting for New SCASA Board August 28 2018
Dear SCASA Members
We are delighted to have had an explosion in the coffee industry this last few months in South Africa. SCASA Hosted an inspirational educational month with a Q Graders course kicking off this month in July and we are delighted to have Dirk Maritz and Micheal Mac Donald qualified as Q Graders. Well done and thank you to Seven Oaks and Utake offering this course and Mbula Musau for facilitating the qualification. Thereafter the SCA AST Qualification was offered at Ciro Coffee Academy Gauteng with Annemarie Tiemes from SCA facilitating the course and 10 candidates were certified with this qualification. This week was finished by the WCE All Stars creating a great vibe at the Coffee and Chocolate Show in JHB.
The last course, the World Competitions Educational Program, was offered at Ciro Coffee Academy KZN and facilitated by Annemarie Tiemes and Teija Lublinkhof. Both these facilitators provided 5 days of intense training and examinations for the World Barista and Latte Art Championships. The results are not yet available.
Another day at the end of this week, was spent on the Coffee in Good Spirits Competition, training the judges on the detail of the rules and regulations and how to execute this event. Annemarie also demonstrated the Ibrik brewing method which can also be added to the list of newly inspired possible competitions in the future. This last week of WCEP training was organised in conjunction with the Creative Coffee Week in Durban, hosted by Coffee Magazine which was also a fantastic success and great initiative for coffee in South Africa.
Thank you to all parties involved to make this such a coffee inspired month.
The SCASA BOD would like to issue the voting ballot for the next cycle which will be for a period of 2 years. Please find the nominations and volunteers for the new Board of Directors here. Kindly cast 6 votes and return the ballot to email@example.com by the 7th September. The new SCASA BOD will be contacted and signed up, however the official event will be hosted during the nationals in February 2019.
Chair: SCASA and on behalf of BOD
Please read the requirements of the BoD carefully before nominating who you think should take up this mantle. Please note, you are only able to vote if you are a paid-up SCASA member, thank you.