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SCASA Barista Championships

SCASA  Barista Championships

We had our Top Barista’s in the Country from each Region battle it out for the Scasa Barista Champ title , Latte Art Comp Title and our Cuptasters title two weeks ago at our Specialty Coffee Association Of Southern Africa (Scasa)  National Barista Championships in Sandton Johannesburg. 

Our New Barista Champion is non other than Ishan Natalie from Tribecca Woolworths Café in Gauteng – Ishan is the National Barista Trainer for Tribecca Woolworths Café and is third time National Winner of this Competition.

Ishan represents South Africa at our World Barista Champs in Seattle USA next Year and will have the oportunity of competiting with The National Champions from Each country for the World Barista Champ Title.

Byron Keet (Port Elizabeth) won  the title of SA National latte Art Champion and wowed the Latte art Judges with his awesome latte art skills . Byron originally a Barista from Urban Espress Coffee Co is now a Barista Trainer for Famous Brands in EC . Byron represents SA in Sweden Next year in June and has the opportunity of winning the World Latte Art Title.

Donovan McLagan( Port Elizabeth) won the National Cup tasters Title and will represent SA at the World Cup tasters Championships in Sweden in June next year . Donovan won the National SA title in 2012 and placed 5th in the world at the World Cuptasters Champs in Vienna Austria. Still the highest ranked South African on the World Coffee Stage. Donovan is the Owner of Urban Espress Coffee Co and the Owner of Primo Coffee Solutions. Donovan also developed  the single Origin Coffees for the Foreign Ground Coffee’s For Checkers .

Our Top 6 Barista’s from EC Represented our Friendly city with passion and flare and wowed the WBC judges with their amazing Barista skills. Our Top 6 Barista’s in our EC Region also represented the Eastern Cape at our Scasa National Barista Championships in Sandton with the hope of winning the National Barista Champ Title.

The Competition this year was fierce and each of our Guys did us extremely proud!

Scasa EC Top 6 : 1. Byron Keet ( Urban Espress Coffee Co ) 2. Mike Chizeya ( Tribecca Woolworths Café ) 3. Sisa Mapetu ( Hand Made Coffee’s ) 4. Luyanda ( Radisson Blu ) 5. Lennox ( Tribecca Woolworths ) 6th. Lennox ( Tribecca Woolworths Café)


Photo Caption: Top Barista’s in the Country from each Region battle it out for the Scasa Barista Championships title. Photo: Supplied