Martin Shabaya is a barista at the top of his field. Winning the Kenya barista competition and then coming in 5th in the WBC took focus, effort, and a strong relationship with the producer of his coffee. Join this webinar to hear from Martin and the grower of the coffee, David Ngibuini from Maguta Estate Coffee. Both are innovators. Both taking risks. They are both motivated to produce exceptional coffee. Learn about their collaboration and how a successful WBC campaign is the product of strong collaboration between the barista and producer!
09:16 Martin Shabaya describes his journey to becoming Kenya's top barista and his experiences at the World Barista Championships.
25:00 David Maguta explains his journey in producing specialty coffee, let alone competition coffee.
39:15 The collaboration to produce and select competition quality coffee in Kenya.
47:30 Martin's experience and rationale to use and strengthen his relationship with David.
54:21 Technology at the farm and how Cropster was used to manage and evaluate Martin and David's competition coffee for the WBC.
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