The 14th Kenya National Barista Championship knock out competition started today with over 15 baristas battling for the Kenyan National Barista Award. The competitors represent various establishments i Nairobi including: Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, Stanely Hotel, Panafric, Serena Nairobi, Serena Elementaita Amber Hotel, Big Five Breweries, Cafe Bistro, Brackenhurst Hotel, Sankara Hotel, dusitD2, Dari restaurant, Artcaffe and Jacaranda Hotel.
The knockout competitions are being held at the Nairobi School of Coffee on the 13th and 14th July from 9am to 4:30pm. The finals will be held at The Junction from 27th to 28th July from 9am to 4:30pm. The champion will represent Kenya in the World Barista Championships in South Korea.
Current Champion Martin Shabaya from Artcaffe represented Kenya at last year’s World Barista Championship in Dublin Ireland.
If you would like to watch the completions entry is absolutely free for spectators and coffee enthusiasts.