Annual search for World’s Bartender of the Year kicks-off in Mexico


Kenya’s 2017 Bartender of the Year, Kelvin Kamau of Capital Club East Africa, is currently in Mexico City, where the world’s best bartenders from 56 countries are competing in the world championships of mixology, the Diageo Reserve World Class Global Final.

Kelvin first started off in the hospitality industry working as a bar back. Despite not having access to training at a bar school in Kenya, Kelvin researched and developed new skills and techniques through online articles and watching YouTube videos. Since then, he’s joined the prestigious Capital Club, a member-only establishment in Nairobi.

If you’d like to watch the greatest mixology competition in the world and cheer on Kenya’s best bartender, Kelvin, head to the live broadcast at

Also, here’s a recap of Kelvin’s journey to becoming Kenya’s Bartender of the Year:




Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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