Programme of Events

FNB Creative Coffee Week 2019

*This programme will be constantly updated and is subject to change.

Venue: The Haystore, Point Waterfront




8am: Registration opens. Attendees to pick up accreditation & CCW Welcome packs. Complimentary Coffee from Sanremo South Africa. Breakfast by Glenwood Bakery

9am: Morning Cupping Session with Speciality Coffee Exchange. Equipment provided by Equipment Cafe

10am - 11.30am: Workshop 1: Colin Harmon What I Know About Running Coffee Shops and Q&A

11.30am -12.30pm: Workshop 2: Evolution of Water for Cafés with Stefaan Esprit of BWT International, Belgium.

12.30pm - 1.30pm:  Lunch by Fudart and coffee at the Sanremo Brew Bar

1.30pm - 3pm:  Workshop 3: Careers in Coffee: Beyond the Barista with Trish Rothgeb

1pm Cupping: Ethiopian Coffees with Bespoke Coffee, different regions and processing. Equipment provided by Equipment Cafe

3.30pm - 5pm: Workshop 4 - Interview with Tesfaye Bekele Degaga- Suke Quto Farm in Guji region of Ethiopia and Panel Discussion focus Ethiopian Coffees

5.30pm-10pm: Mysterious Magical Milk Manipulation presented by Red Espresso.

A crazy, fun competition testing barista's skills. Beer and snacks provided. In partnership with Milk Lab. Find out more here.



8am: Breakfast by Glenwood Bakery at CCW Pop up Cafe with Sanremo SA Brew Bar

8am: Morning Cupping Session with A Shot in the Dark Coffee sponsor Sevenoaks Trading

9am - 10am:  Workshop 5 with Colin Harmon

10am - 11am: Competition Focus with Harry Mole, Winston Thomas and Colin Harmon. What can we do better as a coffee community?

11am - 12pm: Barista Wage Calculator Discussion - Open Data Durban, SCASA, CIRO

Barista Wages is a very relevant topic in our coffee community and in order to try better the current situation, we need to talk about it, in an open forum. The people who were part of building The Living Wage calculator will be there to address the impact creating a tool like this can have on a community. - 1.30pm:  Lunch.

1pm: Afternoon Cupping/Tasting - A Shot in the Dark Coffee - Specialty Coffee Exchange

1.30pm- 4pm: Workshop 5 - A Shot in the Dark Finals presented by Genio Roasters. Winston Thomas to MC discussion with Competing Roasters.

Demo: How to Approach a New Coffee with Trish Rothgeb on the Genio Roaster.

5pm-late: Caffeine Comedown Party. Venue: Surf Riders Cafe, Durban Golden Mile



From 8am: Breakfast by Glenwood Bakery at CCW Pop up Cafe with Sanremo SA Brew Bar

8am: Morning Cupping

9am-10.30am: New Product Demos

Discover and try out the latest in coffee gadgets and products with the best in the business!

10.45am - 12pm: Beverage Innovation - Increasing revenue and engaging new customers. 

12pm: Lunch

12.30pm: Cupping Session

1pm: Panel Discussion with Trish Rothgeb and Green Bean Importers

Realistically, how can we, the coffee community, help at farm level with ongoing price crisis. Direct trade not a sustainable option for majority of roasters. Roasters and cafes have to trust Green Bean Importers, how do they ensure transparency, what are the cost implications.


Home Barista Master Class

10.45am - 12pm: Home Barista Workshop, Haystore Pop-Up cafe area.


Off-site Breakaway session:

9am - 3pm: Coffee Entrepreneur Day at Big Box KwaMashu

7pm for 7.30pm: FNB Coffee Magazine Awards 2019 and Gala Dinner at The Waterfront Hotel


Afterparty: The Chairman