SCAE UK News Updates

UKBC Regional Heat 4 Running Order

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the running order for Regional Heat 4 hosted by Café Trade Ltd at

Chester Racecourse – on 31 March and 01 April 2013

Cafe Trade Ltd

Book your tickets to the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Show online and please bring along coins for donation to our chosen charity Coffee Kids

Follow this event on Twitter @scaeuk  @cafetrade or @ukbc and via the hashtags #ukbcht4 and #ukbc2013

The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 4 Entrants are

31 March 1010 Jordon Keen
31 March 1035 Chee Wong
31 March 1100 Alex Bromley
31 March 1125 Mike Blair
31 March 1150 Jose Melim
31 March 1215 Gareth Jones
31 March 1240 Hannah Davies
31 March 1305 Nicholas Collins
31 March 1355 Dan Fellows
31 March 1420 Don Altizo
31 March 1445 Michael Ryan
31 March 1510 Gayan Munaweera
31 March 1535 Andy Delooze
31 March 1600 Justyna Staciwa
31 March 1625 Sean Baines
31 March 1650 Kasparas Alisauskas
01 April 1010 Mags Bee-Quigley
01 April 1035 Liam Ward
01 April 1100 Martin Ball
01 April 1125 Aaran Thornton
01 April 1150 Matthew Carter
01 April 1215 Darryl Docherty
01 April 1240 Catherine O’Shea
01 April 1305 Joseph Beaver
01 April 1355 Shaun Young
01 April 1420 Wes Bond
01 April 1445 Connor Bramley
01 April 1510 Rory Lloyd
01 April 1535 Gareth Kemble
01 April 1600 David Jones

Times are subject to change at short notice. Please get there early to support your local barista!


UKBC Heat 4 Open Day – 26 Feb 2013

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Café Trade Ltd – hosts of UK Barista Championships Heat 4 taking place at Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival – Chester Racecourse, on 31Mar/01April,  is holding an open day on Tuesday 26 February between 1030 and 1500.

The location details will be provided by Steve Kelsey upon receipt of an email to Steve (contact details can be found in the email sent to you) expressing your interest in attending.

This is likely to be at the racecourse where the heat itself will be taking place.

This session will be an informal familiarisation day  - giving you the chance to get some hands-on time on competition spec equipment.

Some coffee will be available to use but we would recommend that you bring along a coffee that you are familiar with.

UK Coffee Events Barista Mentor Howard Barwick will be on hand to assist and answer any questions that you may have.



Please note that your heat is full and we are operating a waiting list.

If you are no longer able to compete please email so that we can reallocate your place.

The running order will be drawn and communicated to you within the next 2 weeks.

UK Coffee Events Regional Heat 4 Announcement

Monday, November 19th, 2012

UK Coffee Events has chosen to partner with The Chester Coffee Festival (run by Café Trade Ltd), which will be held at Chester Racecourse 30 March – 01 April 2013, as hosts of the 4th Regional Heat of the UK Barista Championships.

The Chester Coffee Festival will form a key part of the 2013 Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival which is the UK’s 3rd largest food and drink event (only the BBC food events are bigger). This 3 day celebration is now in its 12th year and attracts 25,000 to 30,000 visitors from across the North West and beyond

Steve Kelsey from Café Trade Ltd said “Café Trade Ltd is excited about organising the first ever Coffee Festival in the North West and teaming up with the Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival gives the event a huge profile. Cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Chester are nurturing a growing number of talented baristas and this even will put the spotlight on the North West’s flourishing coffee sector.“

Registration for 2013 UK Barista Championship competitors will be managed online this year. Entry has been set at £25 and registration will be via a link placed on

Managing Director of Sanremo – the Machine Sponsor for the UKBC 2009-2013 – Andrew Tucker said “This is looking like a great new coffee event and a fantastic venue for a UKBC competition.“

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 @CHoffeeFestival on Twitter and search for information using the hashtag #ukceheat4