SCASA Western Cape Region Coffee Competitions 2019 – Schedule & Competitors

03 Sep 2019 | Coffee Competitions, Competitions, News, Regionals, Western Cape

The Western Cape’s 2019 Regional Coffee Competitions will comprise of three disciplines: The Cup Tasters Competition, the Latte Art Competition and the Barista Competition, running 4-6 September at GOODSpaces in Woodstock, Cape Town (The Ironworks Building, 242 Sir Lowry Road).

2019’s competition will see 6 Cup Tasters, 10 Latte Artists and 13 Baristas!

Michael MacDonald – Sevenoaks Trading
Leigh Wentzel – Rosetta Roastery
Zameer Brey – Independent
Tim Porter – Rosetta Roastery
Tess Schmidt – Sevenoaks Trading
Sharon Muto – Rosetta Roastery

Bakhe Mapasa – Ciro Full Services Beverage Co.
Glodi Kiombe – Folk Café
Rodney Swartz – Champs Musical Coffee Shop Productions
Cliff Namawa – Coco Safar Sea Point
Christopher Abrahams – Ciro Full Services Beverage Co.
Khantisa Ntlonti – Coco Safar Sea Point
Anda Nelani – Manja’s Coffee Shop
Philani Feni – Equipment Café
Mostert Cephas Bungli – Coco Safar Sea Point
TBA – Folk Café

Neil Gouws – Origin Coffee Roastery
Simnikiwe Mkhize – Rosetta Roastery
Tinovonga Masawi – Coco Safar Sea Point
Imraan Parker – Ciro Full Services Beverage Co.
Benry Swanepoel – Cape Coffee Beans
Innocent Chakanyuka – Truth Coffee Roasting
Waqaar Sanglay – Origin Coffee Roastery
Ndumiso Qolintaba – The Vineyard Hotel
Winston Thomas – Winston Douglas Coffee
Olwethu Silo – Origin Coffee Roastery
Kudakwashe Gezi – The Coffee Roasting Co.
Sean Ellis – Origin Coffee Roastery
Justin Groep – Rosetta Roastery

The competitions will start on Wednesday 4 September with the Cup Tasters competition at 12:30 until 14:00. Followed by the Latte Art competition at 13:45 until 18:30. The Barista competition will start on Thursday 5 September at 08:15 and will run until 18:15 with the finalists’ announcement thereafter at more or less 19:00. Finals day, Friday 6 September 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 4 September between 13:30 and 14:00, 5 September between 15:30 and 16:15 and on 6 September after 15:30, 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 Friday 6 September.

Wishing all baristas the very best of luck with the competition.

Please Note: all schedules subject to change at short notice.
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