Jeff Stopforth is our National SCASA Latte Art Championship and due to COVID, since he won in 2020 he hasn't been able to go to represent us on the World Stage. Also, because there have been no income generating events (ah COVID) for SCASA, they are unable to meet the requirements of sending the Champions to the World Coffee Events Championships.
This means the community needs to band together to help get our current Champions to this event. You can read all about Jeff and his journey in coffee here.
He has set up a Back a Buddy page to easily collect donations.
"Dear coffee lovers of South Africa. My name is Jeff and I am a barista from Beaver Creek Coffee Farm in Port Edward. In 2020 I competed in the SCASA National Latte art championship and won the title of South African Latte art champion and have been chosen to represent South Africa at the World Latte art championship. Since I had started learning how to pour latte art I became obsessed with this form of art and coffee itself. It was always one of my dreams to experience the World Latte art champs and now I’ve got the chance to go and compete at a different level."
The Championships are at the end of June at World of Coffee in Milan!
If you would like to support future generations of Coffee Champions, please consider checking out what SCASA does here.