SCAE UK News Updates

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.

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

 

#UKBC Finals Results

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Ok, so we’ve got some scores for you……

At the end of today’s finals, we can reveal the following positions.

Maxwell Colonna Smalls – 636

Dale Harris – 635

Jana Slamova – 562

Dan Fellows – 559

Estelle Bright – 553

Diana Johnston – 515.5

Best espresso goes to Dale Harris

Best cappuccino goes to Maxwell Colonna Dashwood

Best signature drink goes to Dale Harris

We’re delighted to announce that Maxwell Colonna Dashwood is our UK Barista Champion and will be going through to compete in the World Barista Championships in Seattle.

 

 

#UKBC2015 Semi Final Results

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

We’ve had a long but fun and nerve racking day of semi finals, 20 amazing competitors and 20 cracking performances.

We’re pleased to announce our top scoring 6 competitors, who will be going through to tomorrow’s finals, will be performing in the following running order*!

10.15 – Dan Fellows

11.00 – Dale Harris

11.45 – Diana Johnston

12.45 – Estelle Bright

13.45 – Jana Slamova

14.30 – Maxwell Colonna Dashwood

*running order decided via our special random slipper number generator

 

 

#UKBC2015 Semi Finals

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

We’re more than a little bit excited about the impending semi Finals in Glasgow on Wednesday, where we’ll see the UK’s 20 best baristas get whittled down to just 6!

Please don’t forget to register for entrance to ScotHot if you intend to spectate – we hope to see you there, and for the finals on Thursday.

http://www.scothot.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=217/t=m/goSection=15/trackLogID=1000285_59B18FA9A5

We’re delighted to have Sprudge as our media partners again this year, so please keep a close eye on their live updates across the two days. They’ll be tweeting @SprudgeLive .

Running order for the UK Barista Championship semi finals.

9.20 Catherine O’Shea – Artisan Roast

9.45 James Wallace – Laboratorio Espresso

10.10 Jana Slamova – Baxter Story

10.35 Joe Meagher – Flat Caps Coffee

11.00 Dan Fellows – Origin Coffee

11.25 Dale Harris – Has Bean Coffee

11.50 Jimmy Dimitrov – Boston Tea Party

12.15 William Pitts – The Brew House Portleven

12.40 Jesse Dodkins – Crankhouse Coffee and Camper Coffee

13.05 Don Altizo – EMA Canary Wharf

13.55 Will Sumner – Artisan Roast

14.20 Nicola Peacock – The Perky Peacock

14.45 Wes Bond – Bean Loved Coffee Bar

15.10 Paul Ross – Harris & Hoole

15.45 Estelle Bright – La Marzocco

16.00 James West – Union Hand Roasted

16.25 Jessie May Peters – Union Hand Roasted

16.50 Kieran Carney – The Royal Exchange Theatre

17.15 Diana Johnston – Workshop Coffee

17.40 Maxwell Colonna Dashwood – Colonna & Small’s

 

Bewley’s to send best UKBC rookie to Barista Camp

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The final stages of the competition are almost upon us, but UKBC coffee sponsor Bewley’s is adding even more excitement into the mix by announcing that the top ‘rookie’ barista as indicated by points after the final, will be offered the chance to take up a fully sponsored place at the Barista Guild of Europe Barista camp later this year.

As a company that has always invested in its staff and training team, it was felt that extending the offer to the newer competitors was a way of demonstrating our genuine commitment to advancing coffee skill set in this country. Any competitor who reaches the semi-final stage is already an ambassador for speciality coffee in the UK, and will have excellent barista skills. This prize will only further those skills and will attach qualifications and experience that the winner can use as they progress in their career.

Along these lines, Bewley’s will also sponsor the runner-up in the ‘rookie’ category through, both the intermediate and professional brewing module of the SCAE diploma, giving that individual a great start on their way to gaining their full coffee diploma.

“We are genuinely delighted to be involved in supporting the UKBC for the next several years,” comments Brendan McDonnell who heads up Bewley’s Coffee in the UK. “The championships are of course an opportunity for the best baristas in the UK to showcase their craft and ultimately compete for the top spot, but more than that, the competition ultimately provides the means to   inspire baristas throughout the industry to hone and develop their skills. Their efforts to match and emulate their peers who will perform in Glasgow this year ultimately will enhance the coffee drinkers’ appreciation of the craft of the barista and in the end deliver even greater new levels of cup quality to be enjoyed by consumers. Now that is the prize that motivates Bewley’s!”

‘Rookie’ is defined by not having competed (or judged) in a WCE sanctioned barista competition.

 

Sprudge At The 2015 United Kingdom Barista Championship

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

We’re beyond excited to have Sprudge reporting again as our media partners for the 2015 UK Barista Championship Semis and finals. Please keep an eye on their social media channels for live updates on all of the action as well as posts and updates on their excellent website. We’re delighted to share their announcement in the link below:

http://sprudge.com/sprudge-2015-united-kingdom-barista-championship.html

Don’t forget to watch the hashtag #UKBC2015