With just basic training on coffee at Dormans Kenya, Martin Shabaya has risen through the ranks and is currently the head barista at Art Caffe Group. He recently emerged top at the just concluded Africa Barista Championship held in Tanzania last month during the Annual African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition.
Martin will be representing Kenya and Africa as a whole at the International Barista Championship taking place this year in June in Dublin, Ireland.
Among his achievements, both local and international include:
1. Kenya national Barista Championship 2014 - First Runners-up
2. Africa Barista Challenge at the 13th AFCC & E 2015 - Second Runners-up
3. 4th Fushan Cup International in China 2015 - Position 12
4. World Barista Championship 2015 - Position 40
5. Kenya National Barista Championship 2015 - Winner
6. Kenya National Barista Championship 2016 - Winner
7. Africa Barista Challenge at the 14th AFCC & E 2016 - Winner