SCAE UK News Updates

SCAE UK Brewers Cup 2016 Semi-Finals Running Order + Finals Timings

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

We have the running order for the SCAE UK 2016 Brewers Cup 2016 Semi-Finals that are being held on Thursday 7th April

Don’t forget to register for your complimentary trade entry tickets for Thursday 7th & Friday 8th April. – Visit: https://www.londoncoffeefestival.com/tickets and use the promo code SIGLCF

Open Service Running Order. Thursday 7th April - This runs concurrently with the Compulsory Service 

Performance Time, Competitor & Company                                                

11:05am   Alison Bell, BLK Coffee

11:27am   Josh Tarlo, Origin Coffee

11:49am   Jeremy Challender, Prufrock

12:11am   Anthony Piper, Climpsons

12:33am   Liam Field, Macintyre Coffee

12:55   John Gibson, Brew Lab

LUNCH

2:23pm   Edward Anderson Brown, Vagabond

2:45pm   Edward Greenall, Origin Coffee

3:07pm   Jack Henderson, Origin Coffee

3:29pm   Hyungeun Kim, Milk Bar / Flat White

3:51pm   Simon Clark, Climpsons

4:13pm   Daniel Say, Union Hand Roasted

 

Compulsory Service Running Order. Thursday 7th April - This runs concurrently with the Open Service 

Performance Time, Competitor & Company                                                

11:05am   Edward Anderson Brown, Vagabond

11:23am   Edward Greenall, Origin Coffee

11:41am   Jack Henderson, Origin Coffee

11:59am   Hyungeun Kim, Milk Bar / Flat White

12:17pm   Simon Clark, Climpsons

12:35pm   Daniel Say, Union Hand Roasted

LUNCH

1:47pm   Alison Bell, BLK Coffee

2:05pm   Josh Tarlo, Origin Coffee

2:23pm   Jeremy Challender, Prufrock

2:41pm   Anthony Piper, Climpsons

2:59pm   Liam Field, Macintyre Coffee

3:17pm   John Gibson, Brew Lab

* Please note these times are correct as at time of posting, but may change and could run late. please use the timings as a guide only.

 

Finals Running Order. Friday 8th April

11:30am   Competitor 1

11:55am   Competitor 2

12:20pm   Competitor 3

1:15pm   Competitor 4

1:40pm   Competitor 5

2:05pm   Competitor 6

* Again please note these times are correct as at time of posting, but may change and could run late. please use the timings as a guide only.

Don’t forget to register for your complimentary trade entry tickets for Thursday 7th & Friday 8th April. – Visit: https://www.londoncoffeefestival.com/tickets and use the promo code SIGLCF

UKBC 2016 Semi-Finals Running Order

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

We have the running order for the UKBC 2016 Semi-Finals that are to be held on Saturday 9th April.

Don Altizo – 10:15
Dan Fellows – 10:35
Tom Hopkinson – 10:55
Jana Slamova – 11:15
Lina Piprek – 11:35
Will Pitts – 11:55

James Wallace – 13:15
Kieran Carney – 13:35
Dale Harris – 13:55
Joe Meagher – 14:15
Claire Wallace – 14:35
Jesse Dodkins – 14:55

* Please note these times are correct as at time of posting, but may change and could run late. please use the timings as a guide only.

 

 

UKBC 2016 – London Heats Running Order

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The London Heats of the UKBC are being hosted by Timberyard at their Soho branch, the running order is:

Day 1



Name Company Start time
Antonio Orria     Taylor St Baristas  09.30
Lina Piprek  Knot Coffee & Pretzel     10.20
Will Pitts Origin Coffee 11.10
Daniel o’regan Store St Espresso 12:00
Olivia Walsh Ozone Coffee 12.50
Ott Rosenfeld Taylor St Baristas 13.40
Simon Frewin The Coffeekabin 14.30
Christopher Rumney     Taylor St Room 15.20
Lee Harte Giddyup Coffee 16.10
Jack Goldsborough Taylor St Baristas 17.00



Day 2


Name Company Start time
Joshua Newman     Union Hand Roasted   09.30
Lisa-Laura Verhoest     Taylor St Baristas   10.20
Piotr Kulaga Taylor St Baristas 11.10
James West Union Hand Roasted 12:00
Atilla Toth Prufock Coffee 12.50
David Leeper FCB Artisan Espresso     13.40
Jack Dobby Matthew Algie 14.30
Samuel Coleman   Workshop Coffee 15.20
Dan Fellows Origin Coffee 16.10
Derek Buckley Baxter Storey 17.00


UKBC 2016 – When, Where and Who to watch.

Monday, February 15th, 2016

With the first heat of this years UKBC just around the corner many of you will want to go support your friend and family, here’s the lowdown on this years heats:

London Heat
When: 17th and 18th February
Where: Timberyard Soho, 4 Neal St, Soho, W1F 8GB
Evening events: Networking and Party on 17th, Barista Film screening @ 7.45pm on 18th

Glasgow Heat
When: 24th February
Where: Glasgow Collective Studios, 13-17 East Campbell Street, Glasgow, G1 5DT
Evening events: Pre-event party @ Launch of Scottish Indie Coffee Guide.

 

Bristol Heat
When: 9th March
Where: Paintworks, Bath Rd, Bristol, BS4 3EH
Evening events: Heat host Beyond the Bean are throwing and and of heats party.

 

Semi Finals and Finals
When: 9th and 10th April
Where: London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 6QR

 

The heats start at 9am each day and a full running order will be online soon.

 

If you can’t make it during the day, you can always follow the competition on Twitter @scaeuk or on the Live stream, details of which will be released shortly.

 

And if you miss all of this, make sure to come along in the evenings as each event will be open late giving you the chance to catch up on the days progress and mix with some of coffees finest people.

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

 

Mythos One announced as official grinder at UKBC Live

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

At the UKBC 2015 the Nuova Simonelli’s Mythos One will be the official grinder. The same machine was also chosen by five out of the six finalists at the 2014 SCAJ competition in Japan and was used by the 2014 World Barista Champion Hidenori Izaki at the WBC in Rimini.

Mythos One, the first on-demand grinder from Nuova Simonelli, was created to become an indispensable practical tool for espresso professionals and locales with high sales volumes, for coffee corners, coffee shops, hotels and restaurants.

Using its own Clima Pro technology to make genuinely consistent doses a reality, the Mythos One ‘On Demand’ offers innovative and intelligent management of the milling chamber temperature ensuring a constant dose and therefore a better quality of espresso extraction.

The new model also pays increased attention to the sustainable aspects of operation including waste management, acoustic comfort, ergonomics and ease of use. There is a new system for attaching the filter holder so the barista does not have to hold it by hand during the filling phase and an innovative ‘Clump Crusher’, which ensures maximum regularity of the output stream of any coffee blend.

For more information on the UK Barista Championships Live, contact the organisers, Essential Café Magazine on +44 (0)1634 673163.

La Spaziale announced as machine sponsor for UKBC Live

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

La Spaziale has been announced as the winning bid for the machine sponsor for the 2015 SCAE UK Barista Championships hosted and organised by Essential Café Magazine.

The machine chosen for this highly sought after role will be the La Spaziale S40. This state of the art espresso machine has been built for baristas who strive for perfection in the cup and offers control and reliability for every drink produced and will provide the perfect partner for competitors to deliver their finest coffee creations and ultimately impress the judges.

Steve Penk, commercial director for the company, says: “Naturally we are delighted to be involved with the SCAE UK Barista Championships again for 2015. Our S40 machine was created to allow the barista the freedom and control needed to create the very best coffee, showcasing their abilities, whilst supporting this great competition is a real thrill for the whole La Spaziale team. We are all looking forward to seeing who comes out on top in this exciting and prestigious event.”

For more information on the UK Barista Championships Live, contact the organisers, All Things Media on +44 (0)1634 673163.

Dear Prospective SCAE UK Chapter Judge

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Without you the UK Barista Championships wouldn’t happen

We’re asking you all to consider this important role so we have a crack team of judges ready for the 2014 UK Barista Championships

Judging is such a great skill to have and we have some of the best trainers available to you

Training, certification and calibration days will take place at Masteroast with Sonja Grant.
Judges training will be run by Jessica McDonald of Square Mile Coffee who is also chair of the world rules committee and we are extremely pleased to have her on board this year. Also training will be Andrew Tolley of Taylor Street Baristas, who is also a world sensory judge.
Dates have now been confirmed as 12th January 2014 for the training day, 13th for certification and 14th for calibration.
Certification and a current SCAE membership are now compulsory in order to judge and in order to attend these dates you will need to be available to judge a number of days of the Superheat – 9th to 13th February 2014 and then if chosen, the semi’s and finals at the London Coffee Festival – 3rd to 6th April 2014.
At this time we are unable to accept any judges who will not be available for UK judging as this is a UK certification process only.
Cost of certification is £50.
If you are a new judge attending the training day is compulsory. All are welcome to attend and we advise this.
The Bull Hotel in Peterborough are offering preferential rates, when booking please quote ‘masteroast’.

To register interest or if you have any questions please email chloe@scaeuk.com