7 – 9 November

Coffee lovers, don’t miss the Specialty Coffee Association of Southern Africa’s (SCASA) KZN Regional Coffee Competitions happening at The Pearls Mall in Umhlanga.

Watch the action unfold as baristas will have the opportunity to compete in three disciplines: the Cup Tasters; Latte Art and Barista competitions.

The Cup Tasters competition demonstrates speed, pure senses and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees. Cuppers need to discriminate between different coffees in choosing the odd one from a triangle of three cups in a row of eight.

The Latte Art competition highlights artistic expression that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance. Baristas need to create two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes, which allow etching and decoration, all under the watchful eyes of a set of judges.

The Barista competition is all about performance, skill and passion for coffee, as well as being able to pour delicious coffee under pressure, with a panel of skilled judges watching the barista’s every move as they produce four espressos, four milk beverages and four signature drinks, all in under 15 minutes.

The event will be free and open to the public who will have the opportunity to meet some of the region’s best coffee talent and to learn more about the world of specialty coffee.

Details: www.scasa.co.za