SCASA National Finals - 11 Feb 2023, Johannesburg

Tuesday, 17 January, 2023

The time has come to crown three new South African Coffee Champions. The Barista Champion and Cup Tasting Champion will be heading to Athens, Greece in June to represent SCASA and South Africa. Spectators are welcome and we hope to see you all there!

The new Board of Directors have a solid plan and are going to put on a great Finals day, they invite you to join them in celebrating a new era.

If you would like to get involved in a Sponsorship capacity, please get in touch with them. They need a lot of support to get the Champions to the World competitions and to kick start the next cycle of Competitions. There are lots of opportunities, you can view them here!

They are working a new website, but in the meantime you can contact them directly here:



08h30–13h00 Barista Competition (1 round, 6 Competitors)

09h00–10h00 Cup Tasters Finals (1 round, 6 competitors)

13h30–16h30 Latte Art Semi Finals (1 round, 6 competitors)

16h45 SCASA Award Ceremony


From 18h00 Competition After Party at Winebar by Father Coffee

We look forward to cheering on and supporting the Finalists in the three categories:

Barista Finalists (Left to Right) :

Obakeng "Tiny" Tshabalala, Stevo Kuhn, Esther Bouwer, Fanie Botes, Trevor Fitz, JP Badenhorst - with sponsors Andre Muntingh (Ultimate Water) and Alessandro Morrico (Morrico Imports)

Latte Art Finalists (Left to Right) :

George Bertolis (Judge) , Augustinus Ramafolo, Jackson Mukovhi, Malwande Bekwa, Chris Abrahams, Jeff Stopforth, Vincent Majola & Theo le Roux (Judge)

Cup Tasters Finalists (Left to Right) :

Gerald Charles (Judge),  Augustinus Ramofolo, Ishan Natalie, Tumelo Mahoko, Retha van Rhijn, Kayla Sampson, Marius Schnettler & George Bertolis (judge)

The Specialty Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) Directors are:

L Snyman (Chair), G Bertolis (Vice Chair), S Cloete, C Goddard, R Muntingh, S Naidoo

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