A Coffee guy who has been Roasting, Selling & Training industry and home enthusiasts since 2004
He has been very fortunate to roast, consult and train not only roasters, baristas but business owners in and out of African countries and overseas.
His barista exploits have allowed him to compete in foreign countries and culmination of this has been winning the 1st All African Championship in Mombasa Kenya in 2010.
Wayne has always been known as the Rebel of the South African barista scene, with his off the wall ways of roasting and brewing coffee. Pushing boundaries in all facets of coffee production.
This questioning and pushing boundaries regarding coffee coupled with the immense passion for molding and developing this wonderful product is the catalyst for Urban Grinds vision – A place of total learning and coffee enjoyment! Tamp Straight !!
“I have been in the coffee industry for the last 12 years. I started working for a big South African coffee company/ Roaster where I was involved with everything from coffee sales to training through to procurement and research and development and finishing with roasting. I left and started a coffee consulting business where I specialised in product development, training structure and roasting. I was very fortunate to travel extensively through coffee origin countries in Africa working with Roasters, cafes, farmers and cooperatives. I have travelled into Istanbul to redevelop Istanbul’s biggest roasters coffee offering and create a sales structure that is more favourable to the local coffee market. I have travelled into Hong Kong to facilitate training to some of Chinas best baristas and cafe owners.”