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National Barista Champ – Wayne Oberholzer

Origin Coffee Barista representative Wayne OberholzerWhen you hear the word Origin Coffee, ideas of rich aromatic blends and variety are apparent. For those who have been lucky enough to visit the Origin HQ in Cape Town you will agree the experience is out of this world!  At any given time you can have a coffee or Nigiro tea tasting. The professional waitrons will guide you through the menu of coffee’s and if you happen to be making a meal of it, a pairing will be advised according to your selection.

Wayne Oberholzer, Technical Specialist, After-Sales Rep and over-all Origin GEM, competed and represented Origin along with 3 of their other baristas at the Regional Barista Champs earlier this year. He easily claimed the title, which allowed him, together with the rest of the Top 6 to compete on numerous occasions at the National Barista Champs that were held in Cape Town in March. He came out tops and was crowned the National Barista Champion of South Africa. Amongst other prizes, the title came with the honour of representing South Africa on a much larger scale at the World Barista Championships.

The World Barista Championships was held in Vienna, Austria from 12 – 15 June 2012. 54 barista’s from all over the world showcased their unique skills in making coffee. An international panel of judges had to score the contestants on their technical capabilities, the flavour and taste of their coffee drinks as well as the overall impression they gave. Wayne placed 44th overall! Origin is very proud of Wayne’s achievement. They can also pat themselves on the back that three participants out of the last six National Barista Champions, are from – you guessed it – Origin – cementing their claim to being one of Cape Town’s leading coffee destinations.

Listen Up! We have the privilege of Wayne Oberholzer AKA Barista Guru as a guest on our slot tomorrow at 13h30 with Gizelle on her To Da Max show on MuthaFM.  You can listen live here or by clicking the live audio stream link at the top right of this page.

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