SCAE UK News Updates

2013 UK Barista Championships Top 20 after Heat 1

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The first heat of the 2013 UK Barista Championships took place at Expowest Westcountry on 06/07 February

2013 UK Barista Championships

The standard of competiton was very high and we’d like to thank all baristas, judges, sponsors and volunteers for making this a great first heat of the 2013 UK Barista Championships.


Top 20*

588.5   Maxwell Colonna Dashwood

567      Hugo Hercod

513.5   Peter Grosvenor-Attridge

503      Xanne Carey

463.5   Jason Gonzalez

418      Sam Dunford

390.5   Toby Frere

339.5   Ryan Brodie


*9 entrants competed in the first heat. The leaderboard will be updated after heat 2

Any entrants disqualified will not be shown. Disqualifications most commonly occur when a barista exceeds 16 minutes for their performance time.


Photos from the event have been provided by Ben Tyler ( and Laurent Rickling

View their images from Day 1 and Day 2


We would like to thank our hosts for this event Hale Events – organisers of Expowest Westcountry – for their support and for hosting this regional heat.

Expowest Westcountry


We are now building up to Regional Heat 2 hosted by Pumphreys Coffee in Newcastle on 15/16 February

It’s not too late to register to compete. We have 25 confirmed entrants. The Running Order will be released this evening one the final changes have been made

Register online at

Follow the buildup on Twitter @ukcoffeeevents @scaeuk @ukbc via the hashtag #ukbcht2 or online



UKBC Regional Heat 1 Running Order

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the running order for Regional Heat 1 hosted by Hale Events at Expowest Westcountry in Exeter on 06/07 February 2013.

The show address is Westpoint Exhibition Centre Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ and entry to the show is free

Register online at

Expowest Westcountry

Follow this event on Twitter @expowest_uk  or @ukbc and via the hashtags #ukbcht1 and #ukbc2013

The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1 Entrants are

Competitor First Name Last Name Date Time
1 Toby Frere 06 Feb 1000
2 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 06 Feb 1100
3 Mark Williams 06 Feb 1200
4 Jason Gonzalez 06 Feb 1300
5 Ryan Brodie 07 Feb 1000
6 Hugo Hercod 07 Feb 1100
7 Xanne Carey 07 Feb 1200
8 Sam Dunford 07 Feb 1300
9 Peter Grosvenor-Attridge 07 Feb 1400

Call for Judges

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Judges are required for all UK Coffee Events, and we are expecting a record number of competitors again this season.

The first regional heat (#ukceheat1) date for the 2013 UK Barista Championships has been announced, and takes place 06-07 February 2013 at Expowest Westcountry

We are in the process of securing the training venues for the Judges Training and Calibration and anticipate running Judges Training in the second week of January 2013.

Dates and venue details will be released shortly.

Anyone interested in learning about judging or wanting to certify for 2013 is encouraged to contact Jamie Banwell by emailing

The SCAE UK Chapter  would also like to congratulate UKCE Judge Candice Madison on her WCE Judging accreditation for World Barista Championships and World Latte Art Championships, UKCE Judge Ken Cooper on his World Coffee in Good Spirits certification and UKCE Head Judge Marc Pierre Dietrich on his World Barista Championships and World Brewers Cup certifications.

This year, for the first time, competitors will also be welcome to attend the training sessions.

Any competitor certifying will not be able to judge the competition(s) in which they enter.

Fees for certification have not yet been set, but will also be announced when the dates and venues have been secured.