SCAE UK News Updates

2013 UK Barista Championships Top 20 after Heat 3

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the Top 20 Leaderboard after Regional Heat 3 hosted by Butterworth & Son at The Apex – Bury St Edmunds on 05/06 March 2013

Butterworth & Son

2013 UK Barista Championships Top 20 Leaderboard

Score Barista
592.5 Estelle Bright
588.5 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
588 Will Corby
567.5 John Gordon
567 Hugo Hercod
562 Joe Meahger
530.5 Edita Chordacevic
513.5 Peter Grosvenor-Attridge
505.5 Alex Seargent
503 Xanne Carey
492.5 Yann Chalmers
480 Steve Dyson
478.5 Nicola Peacock
467 Anthony Atkinson
463.5 Jason Gonzalez
460.5 Marta Twardygrosz
460 Thomas Bruckus
446.5 Benjemyn Deyn
444.5 Ewan Allen
441.5 Jonathan Drake

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

The Union Hand-Roasted Best Newcomer for the heat was Edita Chordacevic – Head Barista at Federation Coffee in London

Peter Grosvenor-Attridge who was Best Newcomer for Heats 1 and 2 relinquishes this spot but has a further chance to gain it back at the Semifinal in London

The Top 20 baristas after the conclusion of Regional Heat 4 will progress to the Semifinal of the 2013 UK Barista Championships which will take place on Saturday 27 February at The London Coffee Festival

Regional Heat 3 Results

Estelle Bright (Heads Barista at Caravan) not only took the award for Best Cappuccino but has taken the overall lead in this years UK Barista Championships with a score of 592.5.

Will Corby (Coffee Hunter at Mercanta), who missed competing in 2012 due to injury, was awarded Best Espresso and Best Signature Drink and took second place.

London based John Gordon – Operations Manager at Square Mile Coffee Roasters took the award for third place.

*John was originally awarded first place but a subsequent review of the scoresheets found that a time penalty hadn’t been taken into account.

The Top 20 has been amended to reflect the correct scores.

Regional Heat 4 – hosted by Café Trade

The next (and final) heat in the 2013 UK Barista Championships takes place at Chester Racecourse on 31March/01 April as part of the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival, hosted by Café Trade.

Follow the build-up on  Twitter #ukbcht4 or via @ukbc , @ukcoffeeevents or @scaeuk

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

UK Coffee Events Regional Heat 3 Announcement

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

UK Coffee Events is pleased to advised that Bury St Edmunds based coffee roaster Butterworth & Son has been chosen as the host for Regional Heat 3 of the 2013 UK Barista Championships.

Regional heat 3 will be held at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds on 05 and 06 March 2013.

SCAE UK Event Coordinator Jamie Banwell said “The venue is absuloutely superb and will allow the baristas to showcase their skills to the wider public. Being centrally located in Bury St Edmunds means we will be able to engage with the public and demonstrate the skills of talented local and visiting baristas.”

Registration for this regional heat of the 2013 UK Barista Championship is now open. Entry has been set at £25 and registration will be via a link placed on

Judges Training and Calibration is scheduled to take place at Masteroast in Peterborough- 7th – 8th January 2013. Anyone wishing to certify as a UK Coffee Events Judge is invited to register their interest by emailing Jamie Banwell

Follow @scaeuk or @ukbc and @ButterworthsUK on Twitter and search for information using the hashtag #ukceheat3