We can't say that there weren't a few surprises in this scoreboard, but what we can say is a huge congratulations to everyone who competed. These are 21 of the Top baristas across the nation. They are all part of amazing coffee teams, making coffee, training people to make coffee, roasting coffee and lifting the standard of the cup we drink everyday. We are so proud of each of you.
If you click on their names below, it will show you where they work when they're not on stage. And if you want to go find them, you should download The DIscover Great Coffee App
Craig Charity of Lineage at Stretta Cafe
Ishan Natalie, Stephan Brits, Martin Ten Krooden and Bruce Manning all belong to TriBeCa
Bilbo Steyn of Origin Coffee Roasting
Nicodemus of Avanti Coffee
Johnson of Ciro Beverage Solutions
Byron Keet and Donovan McLagan of Urban Espress
Wayne Oberholzer of Deluxe Coffeeworks
Arno Els and Daniel Erasmus of Colombo Coffee & Tea
Roberta Jusson of Lavender Blue
Wayne Burrows of Rebel Coffee Consultancy
David Coleman of Ours Cafe
Wency Masawi of Nino's
Victor Mandinenga of InFood
Roddy Nzirainengwe of Union Hand Roasted.
Zuko Ntuntwana of Wimpy Boardwalk PE, Famous Brands
Mike Gumbo of Kohu, a branch of Kauai.
The Top 6 looked a little something like this after Finals: