SCAE UK News Updates

MICE 2014 & First Wave of The World Championships

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

MICE 2014 starts tomorrow and we’re so very proud to have our UK champions out there competing over the next three days.

Dhan Bahadur Tamang from Caracoli Coffee House will competing in the World Latte Art Championship

Jason Gonzalez from Colonna & Smalls will be competing in the World Cup Tasters Championship

David Jameson from Union Hand Roasted will be competing in the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship

We wish them all the very best of luck, we’re so proud of all of them and will be cheering them on every step of the way!!

2014 UK Coffee In Good Spirits Championship Results

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

We’re pleased to announce the results of the 2014 UK Coffee In Good Spirits Championship.

David Jameson – Union Hand Roasted Coffee – 351.50

Dan Fellows – Origin Coffee – 336.50

Rob Dunne – Dunnefrankowski – 295.50

Kate Beard - Freelance Barista/Ristretto – 277

Diana Johnston – Avenue G – 260.50

Gareth Jones – Prufrock Coffee – 245

Chris Bunce – Clifton Coffee – 187

David will be travelling to Melbourne to compete in the 2014 World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship.

 

Coffee In Good Spirits Needs YOU

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Firstly – there is a UK title up for grabs.

Secondly –  the winner gets to go to Australia to represent their country.

Lastly – for some reason practising when there’s alcohol involved is just more fun.

With this in mind, we want this competition to be fun, well participated with passionate skilled baristas, we also want it to be massively well supported at the finals.

With the  The London Coffee Festival and the UK Barista Championship finals only a month away, we would like to give those of you that are thinking of entering an insight into the world of coffee and good spirits.

So, we are running a coffee in good spirits Jam/workshop in London at Prufrock Coffee on the 13th March 2014 at 6.30pm.

Gordon Howell who represented the UK last year and came 3rd in the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship will be our guide for the evening as he talks us through his routine from Nice last year.

Through the evening we will touch on rules, regulations and scoresheets and help to explain the format of the competition, but the focus of the evening will be to give more of an insight into how to perform and prepare for the competition.

If nothing else it’s an opportunity to network, have fun and drink some booze (oh and some coffee too).

There will be an opportunity to discuss any aspect of the competition at the end of the session.

For Preparation for the Workshop we ask that you all please study the information on http://www.worldcoffeeingoodspirits.org , concentrating on the final round scoresheets (technical/sensory/head judge). Write down any questions you have about them for us to explain and discuss at the end of the workshop. All the documents can be downloaded from the WBC or SCAE UK website, you will also find links to videos of past performances, should you wish to study them.

SCAE membership is a requirement for entry. This can be a personal membership or that of your employer. You can join here

The UK finals will be based on the final round of the World competition where each competitor has 5 minutes to set up their work area and then 8 minutes to prepare two perfect Irish Coffees and two of their own signature hot or cold coffee cocktail.

Take a look at our information page on the competition.

If you wish to attend this evening of fun and frolics please email chloe@scaeuk.com to confirm your interest.

 

UK Coffee In Good Spirits Championship 2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

April 4, 2014 – April 4, 2014

Register

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Registration for The UK Coffee In Good Spirits Championship is now live!

The competition will be held afternoon of Friday 4th April at The London Coffee Festival.

The UK Champion will go through to the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship in Melbourne for the chance to compete for the title of World Coffee In Good Spirits Champion.

SCAE membership is a requirement for entry. This can be a personal membership or that of your employer. You can join here.

Take a look at our information page on the competition.

Please send any questions you might have through to chloe@scaeuk.com

Register

2013 UK Coffee Events Competitors

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The links below contain competitor details for the 2013 UK Coffee Events being held at The London Coffee Festival – organised by SCAE UK Chapter / UK Coffee Events

Although the event starting times have been set, the final competitor performance times are being finalised. As some competitors have entered more than 1 event on a day the running order may change at short notice.

The provisional running orders are contained in the links below. Competitors will receive entry instructions by email early next week once times and entry details have been finalised.

The London Coffee Festival is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased at www.thelondoncoffeefestival.com

 

Thursday 25 April 2013

2013 UK Cup Tasting

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2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirits

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Friday 26 April 2013

2013 UK Brewers Cup

Click to view competitor details 

2013 UK Latte Art Championship

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Saturday 27 April 2013

 2013 UK Barista Championships

 Click to view the Top 20 – Semifinalists

 

The 6 UK Barista Championships Finalists will be announced after all 20 semifinalists scores have been calculated. The announcement is due to take place just before 1900

The Final of the 2013 UK Barista Championships will take place after the 2013 UK Cezve / Ibrik competition and is due to start at 1330 on Sunday 28 April 2013

Details of the 2013 UK Cezve / Ibrik competition will be released once finalised.

Follow @scaeuk @ukbc @ukcoffeevents and @LdnCoffeeFest in the build-up to The London Coffee Festival

Final Call for UK Coffee in Good Spirits competitors

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The 2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirits competition is scheduled to take place at The London Coffee Festival on Thursday 25 April.

2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirts

Please Note: Subject to minimum numbers being met, the Finals Round only will be held in 2013

The final round requires competitors to produce two Irish Coffees and two coffee-and-alcohol-based designer drinks

At this time only 2 registrations have been received. We require at least 3 entrants in order to run the event.

Online registration for the 2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirits competition closes at midnight on 28 February 2013.

If the minimum number of entrants is not reached, the 2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirits Competition will not go ahead and the 2013 UK Latte Art Championships will be extended to fill this space.

2013 UK Latte Art Championships

A waitlist for this event is already in operation. Please email info@scaeuk.com if you wish to join the waitlist and be notified if this competition will be opened to more entrants.

 

 

UK Coffee Events Registration Update

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

In addition to the UK Barista Championships, UK Coffee Events – the competition and events arm of the SCAE UK Chapter) runs the UK Cup Tasters Competition, UK Coffee in Good Spirits, UK Brewers Cup, UK Latte Art Championship and the UK Cezve / Ibrik Competition

Registration for these events is managed online at www.ukcoffeeevents.com and entry has been set at £25 per person per event

All of the events listed below will be taking place at The London Coffee Festival , hosted by Allegra Events

Follow The London Coffee Festival on Twitter @LdnCoffeeFest

Registration will close for each event 1 week prior or when the event fills up

 25 April 2013

UK Cup Tasting

UK Cup Tasters Competition

Available Spaces: 4

Twitter #ukcuptasters2013

 

UK Coffee in Good Spirits

UK Coffee in Good Spirits

Available Spaces: 10

Please Note: This event needs at least 3 entrants to go ahead. 1 more currently required

Twitter #ukcigs2013

 

26 April 2013

Uk Brewers Cup

UK Brewers Cup

Available Spaces: 0

This event is fully subscribed

Twitter #ukbrewerscup2013

UK Latte Art Championship

UK Latte Art Championship

Available Spaces: 0

This event is fully subscribed

Twitter #uklatteart2013

 

28 April 2013

UK Cezve / Ibrik Competition

UK Cezve / Ibrik Competition

Available Spaces: 6

Please Note: This event needs at least 3 entrants to go ahead. 3 more currently required

Twitter #ukibrik2013

UK Coffee Events Update – some events are almost full

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

The introduction of online registration has proven itself to be hugely successful so far. We have almost filled a number of UK Coffee Events categories for 2013!

To make sure you don’t miss out on a place please register online at www.ukcoffeeevents.com

As at 2pm today we have the following spaces remaining:

  • UK Latte Art Championship – 3 spaces remaining
  • UK Brewers Cup – 3 spaces remaining
  • UK Cezve / Ibrik – 6 spaces remaining
  • UK Coffee in Good Spirits – 11 spaces remaining
  • UK Cup Tasters – 13 spaces remaining

2013 Rules can be downloaded from the link above.

There are currently places available at all UK Barista Championships Regional Heats in Exeter, Newcastle, Bury St Edmunds and Chester.

Volunteer and Judges Registration is also being managed online.

If you have any questions about the competitions, judging or volunteering don’t hesitate to contact us info@scaeuk.com

For up-to-the-minute information follow @scaeuk ,  @ukbc and @ukcoffeeevents or follow and Like UK Barista Championships on Facebook

Team UK return from Korea with a trophy

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Team UK returned from the Cafe & Bakery Fair in Seoul with an extra item of luggage in the form of a 4th Place trophy – won by Dan Fellows in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships.

Dan Fellows (2012 UK Coffee in Good Spirits Champion / 4th Place World Coffee in Good Spirits) and Liina Nutman (2012 3rd place UK Latte Art) represented the UK, ably assisted by Sang Ho Park, who provided valuable support over the past week.

On behalf of the SCAE UK Chapter we’d like to congratulate both Dan and Liina on their performances and thank Sang Ho for his valuable assistance.

Videos of the performances are available on the World Coffee Events Livestream site http://new.livestream.com/worldcoffee

Registrations will open in December for the 2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirits, UK Latte Art, UK Brewers Cup, UK Brewers Cup and UK Cezve / Ibrik and UK Cup Tasters competitions.

Registration details and further competition information will be available towards the end of November.

 

UKCE 2013 Host Requirements

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Planning for the 2013 UK Coffee Events Competitions is underway and we are already receiving interest from Baristas.

We are seeking hosts for the 2013 season and have published the UKCE 2013 Host Requirements Document.

Please download the document and contact Jamie Banwell if you would like to be considered as a Host for 2013.

Traditionally the competitions run from late January to late March and the final will be held at The London Coffee Festival 25-28 April 2013.

If you would like to see a UKCE Regional Heat in your area then contact info@scaeuk.com with the name of the venue or the host that you would like to see. We’d be happy to get in touch directly.