SCAE UK News Updates

Send Me to Melbourne with Natvia

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Remember Send me to Vienna?

This year, our hometown takes centre-stage!

Finally, weʼre sending someone down under to Melbourne.

Send Me to Melbourne

Send me to Melbourne 2013 is the international competition for coffee lovers around the world.

Brought to you exclusively by Natvia – the all natural, low calorie sweetener crafted especially for coffee.


Once again, we bring together coffee fanatics from around the globe to express their love, obsession, dedication and passion for coffee. Not to mention, winning the top prize of a trip to Melbourne for the 2013 World Barista Championship!

For all of you whoʼve ear-bashed us about last yearʼs challenges…They were a pain in the brain, we get it! So, we’ve stripped it all the way back!


This year, all you have to do is to make a profile and then promote the heck out of it.

Yes, it is a straight on popularity contest.


One man. One vote. And thanks to women’s suffrage, the fairer sex can vote too!

Woo hoo!! Now that’s what I call Modernity and it can’t be stopped! Most votes, wins.

Yes, we want to see shameless self-promotion! Get your friends, family, colleagues and customers to vote for you online!


So, get on the Send me Melbourne bandwagon and send yourself Down Under to walk Melbourne’s laid-back lane ways and frolick with kangaroos!


The winner will receive:

  • Return Flights to Melbourne inclusive of Accommodation from the 22nd-27th May 2013
  • VIP Access to the Natvia Skybox lounge
  • VIP Pass to the Sweet Fantasy Party
  • Invitation to the Roasted Conversation Dinner


Dates to mark in your calendar:

  • Send Me To Melbourne Launch – 13th Feb 2013.
  • Voting starts – NOW!
  • End of Competition – Thursday 25th April 2013 at 11:59 pm AEST time
  • Winner Announced – Friday 26th April 2013
  • World Barista Championships – 23rd-26th May 2013


To enter, go to

Natvia is the Official Sweetener for the UK Barista Championships

UKBC 2012 Scottish Heat Running Order

Monday, March 12th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the Scottish Heat of the 2012 UK Barista Championships takes place this Friday – hosted by Matthew Algie

When:Friday 16 March 2012
Where: Glasgow Caledonian University

With free entry to this event, and 12 baristas eyeing up a semi-final position, we’re looking forward to a good turnout.

If you’re unable to make it to Glasgow you can follow the action via the Twitter hashtag #ukbcht5

Friday 16 March

  • 0955 Gavin Rowland
  • 1025 Fiona Watson
  • 1055 Nathan Davis
  • 1135 Todd Whiteford
  • 1205 Thom Harlow
  • 1315 Tim Sturk
  • 1355 Laura Timpany
  • 1425 Harry Henderson
  • 1505 Dan Shannon
  • 1535 Mike Haggerton
  • 1615 Clair Muir
  • 1645 Mark Lamberton


Northern Ireland – Monday 20 March

On Monday 20 March the final heat of the 2012 Uk Barista Championships takes place in Hillsborough, County Down – Northern Ireland.

We have 5 baristas confirmed so far but would dearly love to have more.

It’s not too late to enter – download an entry form here and fast track the application!

Send Me To Vienna

It doesn’t matter whether you are a competitor, a spectator, a roaster, a cafe owner or just a coffee groupie, there’s a competition that you should enter. Sponsored by Natvia – the official sweetener of the 2012 UK Barista Championships – there’s a chance for 8 lucky people from around the globe to join this years UKBC winner in Vienna!

Click here to visit the SendMeToVienna website