The beautiful VA Black Eagle will be in flight this weekend at the Good Food and Wine Show!
Cape Town - This weekend the Good Food & Wine Show
will host the first SCASA Regional Barista Competition of the 2018 competition cycle, with some of the country’s biggest names in coffee participating. Amongst the contenders will be newly crowned SA Barista Champion Winston Thomas (Origin Coffee Roasters
) who must surely be a favourite for this event. Challengers to his title come from well known establishments such as Truth Coffee
, Tribe Coffee
, TriBeCa and Rosetta Roastery.
Individuals to watch out for, besides Winston Thomas, include the other W Cape Baristas fresh off their Nationals campaigns, Lolly Daweti and Kuda Gezi (both TriBeCa
) and the very exciting National Latte Art Runner-up , Chris Abrahams (Ciro). Others who attended Nationals for Cup Tasters, Neil Gouws (Origin) and as part of the Winston support team, Justin Groep (Rosetta) will be eager to showcase their knowledge and experience gleaned from the Nationals competition. There are also some returning to competition such as Dayle Visser (Tribe), Charles Ngwarai (Snobs Coffee) and Adrian Europa (Origin). Finally, one must keep an eye on the dark-horse contenders from arguably the most famous coffee shop in the world, Truth, in the form of Innocent Chakanyuka and Lehan Venter.
The World Barista Championship format applies with Baristas creating 4 espressos, 4 milk-based beverages and 4 espresso based signature drinks for the panel of 7 judges, in 15 minutes.
Be sure to get your tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show and don't miss the action on the SCASA Coffee Stage - action takes place from 10am daily, with coffee demonstrations, presentations and activations between sets. Finals will be held on Sunday from 10am, with the Top 6 finalists repeating their sets, and prize giving to follow at 4pm.
Last chance to win tickets here.