Calling all roasters: Enter A Shot in the Dark 2020

Friday, 17 January, 2020

Coffee Magazine is very excited to bring you the 3rd edition of South Africa’s only Coffee Roasting competition A Shot in The Dark 2020 presented by Genio Roasters!  With the growth of coffee in South Africa, and around the world, this competition is a fun and novel way to showcase the skills of our amazing Coffee Roasters from all parts of SA, and this year, possibly a couple from overseas too! 

This competition is open to anyone who wants to enter, and last year we grew the competition from 12 competing coffee roasteries to 43! Watch our amazing video and read all about the competition format here:  

Details on judging and logistics will be added as we go. The entries are already flowing in and we urge you to enter as soon as possible! (Entries close 1 March 2020)

A Shot in the Dark is proudly supported by: 

Genio Roasters – Title Sponsor and Partner to ASITD. 

Sevenoaks Trading - Supplier of the competition’s First Round green coffee, competition coffee bags and use of cupping laboratory.

Specialty Coffee Exchange - Supplier of the competition’s Finals Round green coffee and bringing the Coffee Producer to Creative Coffee Week.

Equipment Café - Supplier of the competition’s Finals Judging equipment at Creative Coffee Week. 

Your entry fee buys you:

  • R3000 for 10kg of green competition coffee or 
    R5000 for 20kg of green competition coffee or 
    R10 000 for 40kgs of green competition coffee.
  • 2 x 1kg  Competition Coffee bags, Roasters Notes sheet and welcome pack. 
  • A ticket to Creative Coffee Week 2020 valued at R2500 (9-11th July 2020 in Durban). There will be a day of workshops and practical experience especially for A Shot in the Dark entrants. Only the people who enter will get to attend this section.
  • Limited Edition A Shot in the Dark 2020 Tee shirt 
  • “A Shot in the Dark” limited edition stickers for re-selling your competition coffee in your Roastery/Café. 

Prizes include the ASITD Trophies to display in your roasteries PLUS: 

1st place  - An Origin Trip with Coffee Magazine, 1000 x Gold ASITD winner stickers. 

2nd Place  - Free entry into 2021 ASITD & a SCA Roasters Course, 1000 x Silver ASITD runner-up stickers.

3rd place – 60kgs of green competition coffee , 1000 x Bronze ASITD 3rd place stickers.

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