Nationals 2019: Final Contenders and Judges Announced

23 Feb 2019 | Coffee Competitions, Competitions, Nationals

TOP 6 Baristas for 2019 Announced
The following baristas have advanced to the finals (on 24 February 2019) of SCASA’s National Coffee Competitions at Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre.

BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS TOP 6 FINALISTS
Neil Gouws – Origin Coffee Roasters
Ishan Natalie – Starbucks South Africa
Trevor Fitz – Beethoven Coffee Company
Harry Mole – TriBeCa Coffee
Khulekani Mpala – Wiesenhof Coffee
Kgune Dlamini – Lineage Coffee

TOP 2 Latte Artists for 2019 Announced
The following competitors have advanced to the finals (on 24 February 2019) of SCASA’s National Coffee Competitions at Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre.

LATTE ART TOP 2 FINALISTS
Rodney Swartz – Champs Musical Coffee Shop Productions
Christopher Abrahams – Ciro Beverage Solutions

TOP 4 Cup Tasters for 2019 Announced
The following competitors have advanced to the finals (on 24 February 2019) of SCASA’s National Coffee Competitions at Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre.

CUP TASTERS TOP 4 FINALISTS
Thabang Maluleka – Ciro Beverage Solutions
Chad Whitby – Colombo Coffee & Tea
Maxine Thiart – Routed Roasters
Donovan McLagan – Urban Espress Coffee Company

Nationals 2019 Judges Announced
Judges announced for SCASA National’s Coffee Competitions Finals Sunday, 24 February at Lifestyle Centre Ballito in KZN.

LATTE ART COMPETITION (09:30)
Head Judges: Teija Lublinkhof & Bernard Muneri
Visual: George Betolis & Dave Ballance
Technical: Quincy Hlongwane

BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS (10:30)
Head Judge: Teija Lublinkhof
Sensory: Bernard Muneri, Alessandro Morrico, George Bertolis & Chad Aden Whitby
Shadow: Luke van der Merwe
Technical: Quincy Hlongwane & Tim Krynauw

THANK YOU to all our judges for their contribution and effort during this year’s Nationals.

Photos: The Coffee Magazine