About the SCAE UK

The SCAE UK is an organisation open to anyone with a passion for coffee. Our core activities include running the UK Barista Championships, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cezve / Ibrik, UK Brewers Cup and UK Cup Tasting Competitions

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    What is the SCAE UK?

    The overriding goal of SCAE UK is to spread the knowledge of great coffee! Whether this is through entering any of the competitions we oversee, or by attending any of the training events we host throughout the year. SCAE UK is also about fun and friendship! The competitions are not only a great way to learn but also about meeting other people in the UKs ever growing coffee community and forging great new friendships and contacts. SCAE UK is an association with a growing number of members - people like you, who are looking for coffee excellence. Our members come from all areas of the coffee industry, from machine manufacturers to roasters, cafe owners and ancillary suppliers.

    The SCAE UK Rules and Bylaws
    As part of our continued development into a well-run, managed and trusted SCAE National Chapter, we have produced rules and bylaws that can be viewed here: SCAE UK Rules and Bylaws 2014

    SCAE UK is one national chapter of the parent Speciality Coffee Association of Europe. There are currently 40 chapters throughout Europe, all of whom compete in the world championships. Together with the SCAA (Speciality Coffee Association of American) and the AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA) these organisations encompass every area of the coffee industry, from growers and importers to roasters and baristas. You can join the SCAE by visiting http://www.scae.com/join-us

    Links to all of these organisations can be found at the foot of this page.

    Who is the SCAE UK Committee?



    National Coordinator

    Steve Leighton




    Education Coordinators

    Tim Sturk and Ben Townsend




    Events Coordinator

    Denise Hall




    Communication Coordinator

    Chloe Callow




    Membership Coordinator

    Jonathan Wadham