South Africa scoops the title of 2019 EMEA Barista Champion

After an intense three days of competition, 30 finalists – each of them already National Champions in their home markets – battled through coffee skills tests and demonstrated their deep passion for coffee.

Only one could take home the grand prize, and that prize was taken by Teddy Nzama from South Africa. As winner, Teddy will be invited on the trip of a lifetime to visit the Milan Roastery and to join fellow partners (employees) for an annual trip to coffee farms in Rwanda where he’ll see first-hand how coffee is grown and processed, and will meet farmers who produce some of Starbucks coffee

As the competition draws to a close, and after a nerve-racking final, here is a look back at the past three days of the 2019 Starbucks EMEA Barista Championship Finals.

Day One Highlights

Day Two Highlights

Day Three Highlights