The latest news from the SCAE UK…
We have been busy behind the scenes pulling together as many of the competitions as we can. We understand that having as much notice as possible is essential, not just in terms of competition prep, but the boring logistical details such as planning time away from work and travel. So, rather than wait we are going to let you know what we can, when we know it. This may mean we don’t have all the details at the time of the mail outs, but we think this is the best way forward. So….without further ado, what’s afoot?
Registration is open for Cup Tasters at Cup North!
If you would like to register for one of the 24 places in the competition you can on our new competition registration site: www.scaecompetitions.co.uk Entries are now open and cost £18 per entrant.
Bunn will be overseeing proceedings for the 3 rounds over the one day event, with the winner representing the UK in Shanghai – very nice.
UK Coffee Roasters Competition at Glasgow Coffee Festival
As we announced last week the first UK Coffee Roasting competition will be hosted at the festival with the help of sponsors Diedrich, Falcon Specialty, Mercanta, La Marzocco, Espresso Solutions, Dear Green, Coffee Nexus and Bunn.
We can’t believe how quickly the places filled, we’re sorry to say if you were umming and ahhing about whether to enter, you ummed and ahhed too long – they’ve all gone! But we hope you will all go along to the Glasgow Coffee Festival on Saturday 17 October, at the Briggait, Glasgow, to watch the final day of the competition and support the event.
About the Glasgow Coffee Festival
The festival’s aim is to educate, serve, entertain, and inspire coffee consumers! Visitors are invited to meet coffee professionals, sip and slurp their way around the carefully chosen gathering of roasters baristas, artists, brewers and bars whilst viewing competitions, art, film and photography! Workshops and presentations are all free to attend, watch national competitions, learn latte art, enjoy a ‘cupping’ experience, upgrade your home brewing kit, all in one day under one roof with all of your favourite coffee bars, beans, baristas and brewers.
Latte Art 2016 & Coffee in Good Spirits 2016
We can also now announce that both Coffee in Good Spirits and Latte Art 2016 Competitions are going to be hosted by La Marzocco, in London, on Saturday the 12th of December, with the winner from each competition going on to represent the UK in Shanghai. We will have more details as they are finalised…
Brewers Cups 2016 Competition
And one more date for your diary, the 2016 UK Brewers Cup is going to take place in Brighton on the 19th and 20th of March. A two day national heat is to be held at One Church, Brighton. Accompanied by a coffee art exhibition, exploring the images and photography we so often view our industry through, this will be part of a celebration of coffee with a food hall live music and evening drinks! Super.
Get the Insider Scoop at WCEP
If reading all this has got you a little worried about your competition game face, fear not, SCAE are on hand to help you prep with the professionals, at the new World Competitions Education Program (WCEP). The program is designed to get you fully up to speed with what the judges are looking for, those pesky score sheets, and a whole host of experience that may well be the difference between a place in the final or place in a taxi home! We are just sorting out the details for the event that will take place in London, but to give you an idea of the course please have a look at the SCAE WCEP page here.
Don’t you judge me…
We have had our first judges certification and calibration at Clifton Coffee Roasters, so for all you competitors out there, take comfort in the fact that as we speak those would be judges are currently sweating it out while they wait for their all- important result to see if they have made the grade!
We have our second certification event on the 14th & 15th of this month at Has Bean. So we will let you know who makes it through in the next update.
Join the SCAE – You literally have to be in it to win it!
Don’t forget that in order to compete (and judge) in any SCAE UK Competitions you need to be a current SCAE member or work for a company that has a SCAE Company membership. To join the SCAE or enquire please visit: www.scae.com/members/join-scae