For the last Twenty years at the world barista Championships alot of baristas from producing countries and mostly in Africa have had a great impact on representing specialty coffee from Africa and we are seen as role models and future Ambassadors to promote coffee to the Entire world.
40% of the worlds coffee produced comes from Africa,Brazil and Colombia.Uganda being the largest Export of Coffee from Africa and the second producing country after Ethiopia.The future for Africa and Ugandan coffee specialty is bright again thanks to the dedication and handwork of smaller holder farmers and producers in Africa inspite of poor roads and Accessibility,coffee pests and Diseases ,lack of water in some Countries,impractical coffee sustainability at the farm level due to limited resources by the local producers.Poor Environmental policy ,poor and unregulated Coffee Exchange system because of different political setting In Africa .The position of Direct trade and fair trade with goal of supporting local farmers has to be resolved in the farmers interest not vise versa , climate change adoptable coffee varieties are limited only to a few ,therefore need Government intervention and Effort in Africa,low farm gate income,Coffee export trade barriers of roasted coffee from Africa to the world.lack of access to technology and advancement in coffee processing at the farm.lack of Technology and specialty coffee roasting Equipments
Some of the great names from Africa who represented Africa on the world barista stage include the following.
Craig charity (south Africa 🇿🇦 )
Ishan Natale(south Africa 🇿🇦 )
James mwiru(kenya 🇰🇪 )
Mark okuta ( uganda 🇺🇬 )
Dominic munge (kenya🇰🇪)
Robert mbabazi ( uganda 🇺🇬 )
Godfrey Bate (uganda 🇺🇬)
Dominic kedemi (kenya 🇰🇪)
Martin shabaya (kenya 🇰🇪 )
Disclaimer The list only includes 3 time National Barista Champions or former Afca Barista Challenge Champions .
In our next series we shall highlight all the former barista champions from Africa and my Name Agaba Dennis Desuza will be there.
At the World Barista Championship, the sixteenth semi-finalist position goes to the highest scoring member of the winning WBC Team. Therefore Martin Shabaya, from WBC Team Tamper will be at All-Stars Shanghai! From March 26th -29th 2018
Some of the sponsors will include the following
Silver Sponsor: Coffee Commune
Equipment Partners: Giesen Coffee Roasters, Hiang Kie Coffee, Hemro
But hope is not yet lost because We can borrow a leaf from Art caffe .
For more insight read about the Art Caffe via the link .proudly African and product of Desuzacoffees Uganda 🇺🇬 and Desuzacoffees middle East coming Soon
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