South Africa’s coffee lovers might think there’s someone making magic behind every coffee bar, but the reality is that South Africa is short of well-trained Baristas

That’s why The Daily Buzz, which operates 12 coffee bars in corporate locations across Gauteng and coffee roastery, Craft Coffee, launched the very first locally developed and SETA accredited Barista training academy in Newtown, Johannesburg, this month

Great coffee can now be found in Newtown

Lovejoy Chirambasukwa, 2013 South African and All Africa Barista champion, who heads up Craft Coffee believes trainees will benefit from training, learning everything from how to operate a grinder to how to distinguish between the various flavours, blends and aromas.

The Daily Buzz, CEO, Andrew Brown, says the academy will open doors for young people looking for good careers both overseas and locally and pave the way for further hospitality studies. “Every new coffee bar needs at least five new Baristas!  We want to improve the quality of Baristas and employ more young people.”

Bean there, done that!

Brown is confident that there is a massive, growing market for coffee in South Africa!

“A love for coffee is stirring which is why we have to keep turning out better Baristas to serve up the very best cuppa.  To spread the love for coffee, we have also recently relaunched our roastery tours in Newtown,” he says.

The Craft Coffee café and roastery is at 50 GwiGwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown For roastery bookings or training enquiries, contact info@craftcoffee.co.za or call (011) 492 0501. You can also order coffee for home brewing online