SCASA KwaZulu-Natal Region Coffee Competitions 2019 – Schedule & Competitors

07 Nov 2019 | Coffee Competitions, Competitions, KwaZulu-Natal, News, Regionals

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!

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

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

Fikile 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.
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