The anticipation while the judges scores were counted and double checked by the wonderful Carol Lane of Sevenoaks Trading, was palpable.
The baristas on Day 3 threw everything including, a halogen heater, a smoke machine and the kitchen sink at the judges.
In the end there could only be 6 from the field of 29 competitors so without further delay, congratulations to:
(in the order that they will be competing tomorrow)
Cheryl-Lyn Selman of Bean There Coffee Company
Alicia Bulter of Molecular Bars
Sipho Mabaso of Nino's Group
Phumlani Sibeko of Famous Brands
Zuluboy Zwane of Famous Brands
Johnson Sehoro of Ciro Coffee Company
They will compete from 10am tomorrow. Be sure to stay tuned for all the winners from tomorrow!
Some snaps from the day: