A Shot in the Dark 2020: The Contenders

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

So you wanna be a contender? Well these roasters certainly do! It's going to be an exciting competition with 48 roasters throwing their name in to the ring for the 2020 Title!

In this year's A Shot in the Dark sponsored by Genio Roasters, we've got a lot of returning heavy hitters and some fresh new names. We have few internal competitions brewing too; Manna and Toro are pitting their roasters against each other to see who comes out tops! We love it! Using this competition as a training and growth experiment is exactly what we want to see. Our preliminary round coffee is a cracker from Sevenoaks Trading! We are almost finished packing this delicious coffee to send our to these roasters.

Ansophi v/d Merwe

Routed Roasters

Gerhardt Jansen van Rensburg

Trinity Premium Coffee Co

Gean Burrell

Flatmountain Coffee

Percy Chikwa

Infood Coffee Roastery

Alexx Godrich 

Hoedspruit Coffee Purveyors

Rory Lambson

The Black Sheep Coffee Company

Alyssa Blom

No Sugar Required

Noel Roy Marshall

The Flying Dragon

Gerard van Nikkelen Kuyper

Faba Roastery

Warren Dell

Roast Master Coffee Roastery

Gert Maritz

Coffee Bay Coffee

Henk van Zyl

Gansbaai Coffee Co

Riaan de Jager

Kaalvoet Koffie

Simone Roberts

Diggers Gold Coffee Roasters

Calvin Botes

Merkava Coffee Roastery

Brilliant Ndlovu

Bean There Coffee Company

Ben Ferreira

Brothers Coffee

Willem Coetzee & Kobus Erasmus

Thirdwave Coffee

Jaco Ferreira

Roasted Coffee Roastery

Andre Vermeulen

Bottomless Blessings Coffee Roastery

Shahen Naidoo

Coffee Notes

Pieter Schoonwinkel

Bruder Coffee Roastery

Sebastian Johannes Smith

Smith Coffee Company

Adriaan Botha

Bloemfontein Coffee Roasting Co

Dwain Riccardo

Scuro Coffee Crafts

Stephanie Brayshaw

AM Brew Coffee World cc

Riaan Venter

Juliebean Coffee 

Greg Bailey 

Manna Roastery

Craig Smith

Manna Roastery

Willie Fitzgerald

Cabin Coffee

Pieter le Roux

Bayhound Coffee Works


Ettienne Broodryk


Janus Bardenhorst

Amy Gardiner

Humble Coffee

Jonathan Sher 

The Roastery

Sinovuyo Solontsi


Shakil Mahomed

Primo Coffee Roasters

Werner Gous

Favour & Grace

Elsa Buys

Barrier of Spears

Sipho Luningo

Camissa Coffee Co

Albert Schroeder

Roast Wolff

Ivan Ruscic

Home Roaster

Chris Pefanis

Highland Coffee Roastery

Jono Le Feuvre

Rosetta Roastery

Leon Mathurine

Coastal Coffee

Chad Goddard

Father Coffee

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