Full Schedule and Tickets to Homemakers Expo to watch the KZN Barista Championships!

Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Homemakers SA is one of SCASA's (Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa) biggest sponsors by hosting these regional competitions, KZN is up next!

These times are subject to change slightly according to how many competitors enter.

Friday 3rd October

Barista Championship Semi-Finals: 10am - 4pm
Latte Art Semi Finals: 4.30pm-6pm
Manual Brewers: 6pm - end

Saturday 4th October

Barista Championship Semi-Finals: 10am - 5pm
Announcement of Finalists to compete on Sunday: 5.30pm
Cup Tasters: 6pm - end

Sunday 5th October: Finals Day!

10am - Cup Tasters Final
11am - Latte Art Final
11.30am - 2.30pm - Barista Championship Final Top 6
2.30pm - MONIN Minute
3.30pm - Winners Announcement & Prizegiving

SCASA (Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa) National Coffee Competitions

Barista Competition
Each Barista has 15 minutes to prepare 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 signature beverages for a panel of 7 judges. Baristas select their own coffee and present this coffee to the judges in a detailed monologue detailing their technique, insight to the coffee and their personal connection to the beverages served.

Latte Art Competition
Baristas have 10 minutes in which to replicate the latte art of a picture that they have submitted to the panel of 3 judges. There are 2 rounds, the "free-pour" round, and the "etched" round. Baristas traditionally free-pour "Hearts", "Rosettas", "Swans" and multi-tiered "Tulips" in the first round while etching variations of these classic designs in to creative art in the etched round.

Cup Tasters Competition
Competitors have 8 minutes in which to taste 8 sets of three "black" coffees, one of which is different and two are identical. The competitor that correctly identifies the "Odd-one-out" of each set in the fastest time wins. The variations in the coffees may be as vast as their Country of Origin to something as subtle as their Processing.

Manual Brewers
Competitors use a "Manual brewing" or "Alternate Brewing" technique of their choice, using an identical speciality grade coffee in a "compulsory service" round for the judges. These techniques include Chemex, Aeropress, Siphon, Moka pot, Pour-over or any other manual method. OPEN TO EVERYONE! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER EMAIL mel@truenorthmedia.co.za

At the Gauteng Homemakers Expo earlier this year.

Win tickets to watch the KZN baristas at Homemakers Expo!

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