The Africa Barista Championship

The Africa Barista Challenge (ABC) is a renowned competition that brings together Africa’s top barista champions to share their experiences and compete against each other with a main cause of bettering themselves at the profession. The event is one of a kind on the continent and is held alongside the African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition. Kigali will the 8th Edition of the Competition.

During the 2018 event in Kampala, the four competitors came from Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and Kenya.

The order of winners was:

  1. Dominic Kedemi – Kenya
  2. Simon Ochen – Uganda
  3. Thomas Winston – South Africa
  4. Jules Kana – Burundi

Espresso Machine set up support came in from Question Coffee and LaMarzocco.

Next Event

The next event will be held in Kigali, Rwanda alongside the 17th AFCC & E.

  • Event Dates: 13th – 14th February 2019.
  • Event Location: Kigali Convention Centre.

 

Last year’s event

From the 14th to the 16th February 2018, AFCA held the Africa Barista Championship in Kampala Uganda.

The four competitors came from Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and Kenya.

The order of winners was:

  1. Dominic Kedemi – Kenya
  2. Simon Ochen – Uganda
  3. Thomas Winston – South Africa
  4. Jules Kana – Burundi

Espresso Machine set up support came in from Question Coffee and LaMarzocco.