SCAE UK News Updates

Coffee Sponsor for UK Brewers Cup

Friday, January 16th, 2015

With The UK Brewers Cup Championship fast approaching, we’re looking for a sponsor for this prestigious opportunity.

The sponsor will be responsible for sending each of the 25 competitors 250g of coffee prior to the competition as well as another 250g on the morning of the competition.

Brewers Cup is one of the most popular of the UK competitions, for good reason, and we have an illustrious line up of competitors ready to compete this March in Cardiff, making it the perfect showcase for the right roaster’s coffee beans.

Please email with your interest.


UK Brewers Cup Championship 2015

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

March 21, 2015 – March 22, 2015


We’re delighted to open up entries for our UK Brewers Cup Championship.

Waterloo Tea will be kindly hosting the competition at The Old Library on 21st and 22nd March. Closed and open rounds on Saturday will determine the 6 highest scorers who’ll go through to an open round on the Sunday.

We have just 20 places up for grabs, with the winner going through to compete in the World Brewers Cup Competition in Gothenburg.

More info on the competition here. As for all SCAEUK competitions, SCAE membership is a requirement for entry, this can be personal membership or that of your employer.


2014 Uk Brewers Cup Championship Results

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

We’re delighted to announce the results of the 2014 UK Brewers Cup Championship.

Sebastian Stephenson – Colonna and Smalls – 256.97

Howard Barwick – Grumpy Mule – 240.72

Jeremy Challender – Prufrock Coffee – 239.46

Mark Williamson – Brew Lab – 238.21

Stephen Leighton – Has Bean Coffee – 235.72

Liam Field – Square Mile Coffee – 209.11

Sebastian will be going to Rimini to compete in the 2014 World Brewers Cup Championship.



UK Brewers Cup Competition 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

February 10, 2014 – February 10, 2014

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Registration for the UK Brewers Cup Competition 2014 is now live.

The first round of the competition will be held at the Super Heat at Millennium Point in Birmingham on 10th February.

The winners of the heat will go through to round 2, this will be held at The London Coffee Festival.

Take a look at our information page on the competition.

SCAE membership is a requirement for entry, you can join here.

Please send any questions you might have to


UK makes the final of the 2013 World Brewers Cup in Melbourne

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Congratulations Sang Ho Park (Square Mile Coffee Roasters) – 2013 UK Brewers Cup Champion, who has just been announced as a finalist in the 2013 World Brewers Cup in Melbourne.

This final performances for this competition start at 1000 Melbourne time (0100 UK time) on

Sang Ho took the 2013 UK Brewers Cup title at The London Coffee Festival last month and has travelled to Melbourne with his colleague John Gordon.

John competed in the semifinal of the World Barista Championships earlier this morning and placed 10th overall.

photo Glenn Watson (

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


Thursday 25 April 2013

2013 UK Cup Tasting

Click to view competitor details

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 with the name of the venue or the host that you would like to see. We’d be happy to get in touch directly.





Team UK at SCAE World of Coffee Vienna

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

At the 2012 SCAE World of Coffee exhibition in Vienna, Raul Rodas from Guatemala was crowned 2012 World Barista Champion, becoming the second producing nation barista to take home this coveted accolade.

Congratulations also to Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood of the UK for his 6th placing in his first World Barista Championships.

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood - 6th Place - WBC


2012 WBC Finalists and Placing

  1. Raul Rodas – Guatemala
  2. Fabrizio Sencion Ramirez – Mexico
  3. Colin Harmon – Ireland
  4. Miki Suzuki – Japan
  5. Stefanos Domatiotis – Greece
  6. Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood – United Kingdom

Incorporating the World Barista Championships, World Brewers Cup Championships, World Cup Tasters Championships, World Cezve/Ibrik Championships and the World Coffee Roasters Challenge, the SCAE World of Coffee exhibition took place over 4 days in Vienna – 12-15 June.

A huge thankyou should go to the SCAE Events team, WBC organisers and hoards of amazing volunteers who gave up their time to staff this event, making it the most memorable coffee experience I have had in the past couple of years.

I had the privilege of photographing the majority of WBC competitors and also access to the other World Coffee Events (WCE) competitions events taking place. Images from the SCAE World of Coffee 2012 can be found on my Flickr account and selected images will also be featured in trade publications such as Essential Cafe which will be running a full article in the next issue.

2012 World Brewers Cup Finalists

L to R: (2) Andy Sprenger – USA, (1) Matt Perger – Australia, (3) – Christos Loukakis – Greece, (4) Anthony Benda – Canada, (5) James Bailey – UK, (6) Robert Gruber – Austria

James Bailey - 5th Place - Brewers Cup

2012 World Cup Tasters Results

  1. Cory Andreen – Germany
  2. Tassos Moschopoulos – Greece
  3. Kim Ossenblok – Spain

Lynsey Harley represented Team UK. Scores of 7 and 8′s were required to make the final in this fantastic competition which was well attended.

Lynsey Harley - Cup Taster


2012 World Cezve/Ibrik Results

  1. Zoltan Kis – Hungary
  2. Stavros Lamprinidis – Greece
  3. Havva Kaba – United Kingdom

Representing UK in the Cezve / Ibrik was 2011 winner Havva Kaba, who came 3rd in the competition

Havva Kaba - 3rd Place - Cezve/Ibrik

We’re immensely proud of Team UK who all put in amazing performances.

Peter Attridge (Latte Art) and Dan Fellows (Coffee in Good Spirits) are still to compete and will be in action in November at the Cafe and Bakery Show in Seoul, Korea.

I hope you’ll join with me in congratulating all of Team UK and in wishing Peter and Dan well for their competitions later in the year.

Photos and article courtesy of Glenn Watson (