SCAE UK News Updates

Roasting and Cupping Competition dates announced…

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

1st ever UK Roasting Competition to be held at Glasgow Coffee Festival

We are pleased to announce that 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.

The competition is spread over 3 days, with a day at Dear Green, a day at Coffee Nexus, and then the final day of scoring and judging at Glasgow Coffee Festival on Saturday 17 October, at the Briggait in Glasgow.  The judges will be Head Judge Mans Akne Andersson, John Thomson of Coffee Nexus and representatives from both Falcon Specialty and Mercanta. 

There are only 8 places, so be sure to register for the competition by emailing
getinvolved@glasgowcoffeefestival.com.

Entry to the competition will be £35,which includes full entry to the festival.

About 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 our 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. glasgowcoffeefestival.com

 

Cupping Competition at Cup North

Our Cupping Competition is going to be held at Cup North on the 7th November.

There are 24 available spaces with entrance costing £18, which includes entrance to the event.

More details on how to enter will follow next week, but put the date in your diary for now!

Join SCAE  - you literally have to be in it to win it…

Don’t forget that in order to compete in any SCAE UK competitions you need to be a current SCAE member or work for a company that has SCAE company membership. To join the SCAE or enquire visit www.scae.com/members/join-scae

There are more announcements coming in the next few weeks about all the other competitions including UKBC, Latte Art and Coffee in Good Spirits; we want to keep you all in the loop as much as possible with all our progress as it happens.

Don’t forget you can get updates from us on Twitter, and Facebook, just click on the links below and follow us all the way to the world championships.  It’s going to be a busy year, we can’t wait.

UKBC 2016 Judges Training – Round 2 Announced!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Following the huge response to the first calibration dates in Bristol, we are pleased to announce a second judges event, 14th and 15th October at Has Bean in Stafford.

This is a judges certification and calibration event for new and existing judges, so don’t worry if you have not judged before, we won’t judge you…

Who – Any SCAE members who would like to be a UKBC judge.

What – Judges certification and calibration for the 2016 UKBC

Where – Has Bean Coffee, Stafford

When – Wednesday 14TH and Thursday 15th October 2015

Why – So you can judge one of the world’s best coffee competitions!

How – Simply email Mat North fcpcoffee@gmail.com for more info or to register your interest. Please state which course you would like to attend, Bristol or Stafford.

Just as a reminder the other date is:

Where – Clifton Coffee Roasters, Bristol

When – Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th September 2015

Due to the number of changes to the WBC rules this year, everyone wishing to judge will have to both certify and calibrate, even if you certified last year. The cost for certification and calibration is £50 per person and there is no guarantee you will pass! You will also need to cover your own travel and accommodation costs.

Once certified and calibrated, all reasonable expenses will be paid by the SCAEUK for any SCAEUK coffee competition judging duties.

Don’t forget that in order to compete in any SCAE UK competitions you need to be a current SCAE member or work for a company that has SCAE company membership. To join the SCAE or enquire visit www.scae.com/members/join-scae

2016 Judges Certification Event Announced

Friday, September 4th, 2015

UKBC 2016 Judges Training

Ahead of the 2016 season of SCAE coffee competitions, the SCAEUK is holding a judges certification and calibration event for new and existing judges.

Who – Any SCAE members who would like to be a UKBC judge.

What – Judges certification and calibration for the 2016 UKBC

Where – Clifton Coffee Roasters, Bristol

When – Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th September 2015

Why – So you can judge one of the world’s best coffee competitions!

How – Simply email info@scaeuk.com for more info or to register your interest.

Due to the number of changes to the WBC rules this year, everyone wishing to judge will have to both certify and calibrate, even if you certified last year. The cost for certification and calibration is £50 per person and there is no guarantee you will pass! You will also need to cover your own travel and accommodation costs.

Once certified and calibrated, all reasonable expenses will be paid by the SCAEUK for any SCAEUK coffee competition judging duties.

Don’t forget that in order to compete in any SCAE UK competitions you need to be a current SCAE member or work for a company that has SCAE company membership. To join the SCAE or enquire visit www.scae.com/members/join-scae

 

Important Announcement – Competition News & Merge of the Regional Heats

Monday, December 9th, 2013

With the national committee now in place as follows:

National Coordinator:                       Steve Leighton

Membership Coordinator :               Jonathan Wadham

Education Coordinators:                  Tim Sturk and Ben Townsend

Events Coordinator:                         Denise Hall

Communication  Coordinator :         Chloe Callow

The SCAE UK Chapter is thrilled to announce the merging of the regional UKBC heats in the run up to the UKBC finals, which will be held, as last year, at The London Coffee Festival (03rd – 06th April), to form one week-long ‘super heat’. It was thought that in previous years the regional heats have been diluted by competitors travelling from all over the country to compete, thus diminishing the prestige of the regional heat winners. By bringing the heats together, we can steer competitors to the correct heats based on their current places of work, and thus bring prestige back to the title of regional heat winner in the UKBC. In addition, it is felt a a joint event will be more efficiently organised with significantly greater scope to be able to generate a real buzz around more of a festival feel.

An added advantage of a lengthier, grouped format is that it will allow a range of extra curricular activities to be organised around the schedule of competitions; from talks and seminars, from leading figures within the coffee industry, to cuppings and inspiring barista events and competitions. In essence, an opportunity for all involved to prepare, network, learn and generally get into the spirit of the competitions in the run up to the UKBC finals – an equally fun, coffee conference event for both competitors and those wishing to spectate.

We’ve managed to secure a fantastic venue for the ‘super heat’ at Birmingham’s Millenium Point, just ten minutes walk from Birmingham Moor Street station. Not only is the location central and easy to get to, it has great parking facilities and fabulous, modern practice and competition spaces. Almost more importantly though is the fact that they’re really keen to have us meaning they’re being highly accommodating of our requirements and happy for us to make use of their state of the art sound and vision facilities. Dates for the ‘super heat’ are 9th – 14th February.

Managing Director of Sanremo – the Machine Sponsor for the UKBC 2009-2014 – Andrew Tucker said “After all the recent uncertainty surrounding the SCAE and UKBC arrangements, it is great to see a new committee forming and particularly, to see them come up with a bold new format for the regional events.  We think this will be a great week, and think a competition that is likely to attract more competitors than the UKBC has ever seen before”.

Sanremo have a number of their Verona machines available for practice at the following locations – please contact the hosts directly to book a time slot:

Ø  Sanremo UK, Buckfastleigh Devon

Ø  Sanremo UK, Watford

Ø  Coffee West, Hayle Cornwall

Ø  Extract Coffee, Bristol

Ø  Union Hand Roasted, London

Ø  Prufrock, London

Ø  Has Bean Coffee, Stafford

Ø  Roasted, Brighton

Ø  Casa Espresso, Shipley Yorkshire

Ø  Pumphreys, Newcastle

Ø  Heavenly Coffee, Dinnington Yorkshire

Ø  Arden Coffee,  Derbyshire

Ø  Rombouts Coffee GB, Berkshire

Ø  Kimbo, London

As it was such a success last year, registration for 2014 UK Barista Championship competitors will be managed online once again and will be opening imminently. Registration will be free for all SCAE members or £75 for those without but will also include annual membership.

Further announcements to be released ASAP.

For more info please contact me directly on chloe@scaeuk.com

2013 UK Barista Championships Results

Monday, April 29th, 2013

 

 

2013 UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the results of the 2013 UK Barista Championships Final which took place on Sunday 28 April at The London Coffee Festival hosted by Allegra

The London Coffee Festival

Score Barista
644 John Gordon
627 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
610.5 Estelle Bright
602.5 Joe Meagher
548 Chee Wong
524.5 Don Altizo

Congratulations to John Gordon – Operations Manager for Square Mile Coffee Roasters who has become only the second person to win the UK Barista Championships 3 times (2010, 2011 and 2013), joining Simon Robertson 2002, 2003, 2005) in the history books.

Union Hand-Roasted Best Newcomer

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

The winner of the Union Hand-Roasted Best Newcomer award for 2013 is Chee Wong (Taylor St Baristas)

Chee reached the final in his first year of competition and will accompany the Union Hand-Roasted green buyers on a trip to Origin within the next 12 months

Last years winner James Bailey has recently returned from a trip to Rwanda and is already planning a return to origin as soon as possible.

 

For photographs from the 2013 UK Barista Championships Semifinal click the image below

2013 UK Barista Championships Trophy

 image courtesy of Glenn Watson (coffee-photography.com)

Trophy lovingly crafted by UK Coffee Events Sponsor Reg Barber (coffeetamper.com)

More images and a round-up of the UK Coffee Events held at The London Coffee Festival to come over the next few days…

 

2013 UK Barista Championships Semifinals Performance Times

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

2013 UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the performance times for the 2013 UK Barista Championships Semi-final on Saturday 27 April at The London Coffee Festival

 

Time

Barista Employer

1000

Steve Dyson Spring Espresso

1025

Catherine O’Shea Artisan Roast

1050

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood Colonna and Smalls

1115

Jose Melim Easy Jose Coffee

1140

Nicola Peacock The Perky Peacock

1205

Alex Sargeant Strangers Coffee

1230

Will Corby Mercanta

1255

John Gordon Square Mile Coffee Roasters

1320

Wes Bond Bean Loved

1345

Yann Chalmers 3FE

1410

Xanne Carey Amid Giants and Idols

1435

Estelle Bright Caravan

1500

Joe Meagher Flat Caps Coffee

1525

Don Altizo Baxter Storey

1550

Dan Fellows Origin Coffee

1615

Shaun Young Kaffeine

1640

Chee Wong Taylor St Baristas

1705

Peter Grosvenor-Attridge Colonna and Smalls

1730

Edita Chordacevic Federation Coffee

1755

Hugo Hercod Relish

 

The Top 6 Finalists will be announced just before 7pm

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

The London Coffee Festival

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

You can be involved in the build up on Facebook (UK Coffee Events) and Twitter using the hashtag #ukbc

 

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

Click to view competitor details

2013 UK Coffee in Good Spirits

Click to view competitor details

Friday 26 April 2013

2013 UK Brewers Cup

Click to view competitor details 

2013 UK Latte Art Championship

Click to view competitor details 

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

SCAE Coffee Diploma System – Sensory and Cup tasting Foundation level course

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Coffee Diploma System

Sensory and Cup tasting Foundation level course

Date: Friday 5th April 2013

This course covers the essentials of sensory evaluation.  You will learn the way we perceive what we taste and how to apply it to the evaluation of coffee’s intrinsic characteristics.  Secondly, you will get started with the identification of specialty coffee qualities and gain an overview on how to implement it in your business.

Trainer: John Thomson

Timing: 12 noon – 16.00

Includes practical and written exam and certification fee.  A light sandwich lunch will be offered from 11.30 a.m.

Special introductory price (due to beta test of this course) £130 per delegate (non-member of SCAE)

£65 per delegate (member of SCAE)

Venue: Masteroast, Peterborough

Masteroast has a dedicated training area for presentations, coffee blend development, coffee cupping, roasting demonstrations, hosting courses and competitions.

Address:

Plantation House, Newark Rd, Peterborough, PE1 5UA

01733 842 000

www.masteroast.co.uk

 

Please contact Julie Barwick: Julie@scae-mail.com for bookings and enquiries

UKBC Regional Heat 1 Running Order

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the running order for Regional Heat 1 hosted by Hale Events at Expowest Westcountry in Exeter on 06/07 February 2013.

The show address is Westpoint Exhibition Centre Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ and entry to the show is free

Register online at http://www.expowestexhibitions.com/

Expowest Westcountry

Follow this event on Twitter @expowest_uk  or @ukbc and via the hashtags #ukbcht1 and #ukbc2013

The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1 Entrants are

Competitor First Name Last Name Date Time
1 Toby Frere 06 Feb 1000
2 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 06 Feb 1100
3 Mark Williams 06 Feb 1200
4 Jason Gonzalez 06 Feb 1300
5 Ryan Brodie 07 Feb 1000
6 Hugo Hercod 07 Feb 1100
7 Xanne Carey 07 Feb 1200
8 Sam Dunford 07 Feb 1300
9 Peter Grosvenor-Attridge 07 Feb 1400

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