Halala: Young South African barista crowned the best in the world

Halala: Young South African barista crowned the best in the world

Teddy Nzama from Durban has flown the Mzansi flag high after being crowned the best barista in the world. Baristas have a variety of duties that include preparation of drinks and customer service.

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The local barista scooped the award at the 2019 Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa Barista Championship Finals. The gruelling competition was held over three days with 30 finalists competing. They are tested on their coffee skills and their passion for the profession.

Teddy's prize involves a trip to visit the Milan Roastery and to see the coffee farms in Rwanda. On this trip, Nzama will get to meet farmers who produce some of Starbucks' coffee. The Durbanite also won a trophy, a milk steaming pitcher and a Starbucks apron.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the South African government has congratulated yet another athlete for making the country proud. Mpumelelo Mhlongo broke the world record for the 100m men's race. Social media users congratulated the talented star. Mhlongo set a new World T44 record of 11 seconds and won a silver medal.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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