The first Regional competition is done and dusted and 6 talented baristas have made it through to the National Championships in 2018. Winston Thomas said he was really nervous going in to defend his WC title having just been named National Champion but he rode the wave of pressure straight to the number one slot. That's not to say it was easy. The competition was fierce and saw a number of fantastic Cape Town institutions throw their names in the ring to claim a place at Nationals 2018.
Winner - Winston Thomas, Origin Coffee Roasters
2nd - Dayle Visser, Tribe Coffee Roasting
3rd - Neil Gouws, Origin Coffee Roasting
4th - Christopher Abrahams, Ciro Full Service Coffee Co.
5th - Kuda Gezi, TriBeCa Coffee
6th - Lehan Venter, Truth Coffee Roasting
It's a very good start to the competition season. Check out the rest of the schedule here. You'll note the SCASA has split out the Barista Champs and Latte Art and Cup Tasters in most regions, which will give baristas an opportunity to focus on different disciplines and gives each category the space they deserve.
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