NATIONALS 2020: BARISTA RANKINGS

10 Mar 2020 | News, Coffee Competitions, Competitions, Nationals

Herewith the final rankings of the 2020 National Barista Championship for the 2019 cycle. SCASA’s National Coffee Competitions were held 1-3 March 2020 at HOSTEX at the Sandton Convention Centre.

SCASA

BARISTA CHAMPION
Winston Thomas – Winston Douglas Coffee
Runner Up: Stevo Kühn – Urban Brew Coffee

CUP TASTERS CHAMPION
Wency Masawi – African Roots Coffee / Tanaka Coffee
Runner Up: Nicodemus Nabakwe – Sevenoaks Trading

LATTE ART CHAMPION
Jeff Stopforth – Beaver Creek Coffee
Runner Up: Christopher Abrahams – Ciro Full Service Beverage Co.

SPECIALTY AWARDS
⭐️  Best Signature Drink & Milk Based Beverage: Winston Thomas – Winston Douglas Coffee
⭐️  Best Espresso and Technical: Stevo Kühn – Urban Brew Coffee
⭐️  Best Overall Impression: Fikile Khuzwayo – MRP Foundation

BARISTA TOP 6
1. Winston Thomas – Winston Douglas Coffee
2. Stevo Kühn – Urban Brew Coffee
3. John Evans – TriBeCa Coffee
4. Neil Gouws – Origin Coffee Roasting
5. Samantha Naidoo – TriBeCa Coffee
6. Bruce Manning – Brustar Coffee

LATTE ART TOP 3
1. Jeff Stopforth – Beaver Creek Coffee
2. Christopher Abrahams – Ciro Full Service Beverage Co.
3. Ndumiso Ngcobo – Fabrica Coffee

LATTE ART TOP 4 (SEMI FINAL ROUND)
1. Wency Masawi – Tanaka Coffee / African Roots Coffee
2. Thabang Maluleka – Ciro Full Service Beverage Co.
3. Nicodemus Nabakwe – Sevenoaks Trading
4. Maryke Schoonwinkel – Bruder Coffee Roastery