SA Champions on the World Stage in Budapest

Thursday, 15 June, 2017

This week the World of Coffee has been in full swing in Budapest! World Coffee Events have run four different coffee competitions and South Africa had two representatives in the Latte Art and Cup Tasters Championships.

Simphiwe 'Bobby' Adams of Sumatran Coffee from the Eastern Cape was first up in the Cup Tasters. He has trained tirelessly and we know that he is a very talented coffee professional. He looked calm and relaxed on stage and though he didn't make it to the next round, his tastebuds will most certainly be next level and he will be fired up to compete at the Eastern Cape Regionals at the end of the month

Alhenrico Thomas took to the Latte Art Stage with his signature Angry Bird and was a delight to watch. He didn't progress to the Semi-final round but he was surrounded by the best teachers in the world, his fellow competitors, and we are sure he will be back pushing the envelope next year!

These gentlemen will come back to South Africa inspired and ready to share all the knowledge they have learned. This year SCASA has decided to split the Latte Art and Cup Tasters events away from the Barista Championships which we think will mean an increased focus and improvement in these disciplines. The first of these events happens alongside the All Stars at Coffee&Choc Expo in July

The winners of each of the events will be announced at the end of today, you can keep up to date here:

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