A Shot in the Dark: The Preliminary Round begins!

Wednesday, 13 March, 2019

Entries for the 2019 version of A Shot in the Dark sponsored by Genio Roasters closed on 1 March and we were just blown away by the response from roasters around the country. 

In total we have 44 Roasteries competing! 44!

Wow, we're so stoked and so happy to kick off this competition. The Preliminary Round coffee supplied by Sevenoaks Trading has been sent and is currently in transit on the way to the roasters across the country.

Each participating Roaster receives a ticket to Creative Coffee Week 2019 where the Final Round of A Shot in the Dark will take place with the incredible Trish Rothgeb in attendance. Who will make it into the Top 10, it's one of the roasteries listed below. Good luck!!!

Infood Coffee Roastery

Beethoven Coffee Co

Tribe Coffee Roasting


Home Roaster! (Our only home roaster, Ivan! Well done for entering)

SA Coffee Roastery Co

Humble Roasting Co

Truth Coffee Roasting - Defending Champion!

BlueBird Coffee Roastery

Jayess Roasters

Wings Coffee Roasters

Diggers Gold Coffee

Lineage Coffee

Red Truck Coffee Roastery

Carl's Coffee

Thirdwave Coffee

Science of Coffee

Colombo Coffee

Boontjie Coffee


Bean Green Coffee Roastery

The Black Sheep Coffee Company

Bottomless Blessings Coffee Roastery

Cabin Coffee (Pty) Ltd

Arbor Coffee Roasting co

He Brews Coffee Roastery 

Terbodore Coffee Roasters

Caloroso Roaster & Eatery

Bruder Coffee Roastery 

Brothers Coffee

Manna Roastery

Stereo Café

Rich Coffee

Primo Coffee Roasters Zimbabwe

Highland Coffee Roastery 

Mikro Coffee Co

Routed Roasters


AfricaBlack Coffee Roastery

Rosetta Roastery

Tall Pete Coffee Co

Pause Coffee Roastery

Genio Roasters (Neil is entering to test his skills, but he's not eligible to compete)

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