SCAE UK News Updates
In a major coup for Essential Café Magazine, 2015 will see the launch of a new event for the coffee shop and café industry called UK Barista Championships Live! which will host the SCAE UK Barista championships (UKBC) for 2015 and also offer a comprehensive showcase for the industry.
The move has come to offer a new impetus to the SCAE UK Barista Championships (UKBC) by calling on the industry relationship, reach and influence of Essential Café, as well as the considerable experience of providing trade and consumer facing events offered by All Things Media (ATM) parent company of Essential Café Magazine.
Steve Leighton, national coordinator for the SCAE UK chapter says: “The SCAE UK Barista Championships (UKBC) are hugely important to the chapter and for the café and coffee industry in the UK. We are delighted to be partnering in this collaboration with Essential Café in order to increase the awareness, impact and credibility of this already hugely successful initiative, but also lay some foundations for the years to come in this three year partnership.”
David Kitchener, publishing director of Essential Café magazine, adds: “We are delighted to be able
to act as hosts for this fantastic event. We will be able to use Essential Café Magazine to promote the event to the trade like never before and use our expertise in live events to give the heats and finals the platform they deserve.”
Exciting sponsorship opportunities will be available to manufacturers, distributors and service providers active in the hospitality sector. Operating on a sealed bid basis, the categories will include Coffee Machines, Grinders and Water. All other sponsorship opportunities will be dealt with outside of the sealed bid process.
More information on location and dates for the heats and the finals will be released very soon. Meanwhile email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the deal or more information on sponsorship opportunities.
About the SCAE UK?
The overriding goal of SCAE UK is to spread the knowledge of great coffee. Whether this is through entering any of the competitions the organisation oversees or by attending any of the training events it hosts throughout the year. SCAE UK is also about fun and friendship. The competitions are not only a great way to learn but also about meeting other people in the UKs ever expanding coffee industry and forging great new friendships and contacts. SCAE UK is an association with a growing number of members, who are looking for coffee excellence. Members come from all areas of the coffee industry, from machine manufacturers to roasters, café owners and ancillary suppliers.
About Essential Café
Essential Café is the only monthly dedicated trade magazine for the UK café, coffee shop and hospitality industry. Working right at the coalface of the industry, the magazine brings the very latest news, views, comment, features and facts about this fast-paced and on-trend sector. Putting editorial quality, design and highly targeted circulation at its core, Essential Café offers the definitive guide to the industry it serves. www.essentialcafe.co.uk, +44 (0)1634 673163
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Issued: 09 August 2013
SCAE UK Chapter Meeting
Following our previous communication to members regarding the restructure of SCAE Chapters, I would like to cordially invite you to the SCAE UK Chapter meeting as follows:
Date: Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Location: The London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT.
At this meeting, there will be a vote for the new SCAE UK Chapter Board. There will also be a presentation of the new SCAE strategy, new Chapter structure and an opportunity for members to participate, offer ideas and ask questions.
The plan is to take the pressure off just one person (the National Coordinator) and to share responsibility, and the new structure will be based on a board, which will include responsibilities as follows:
- National Coordinator
- Events and Competitions
Details of the Chapter Board roles and responsibilities can be downloaded (click here)
National Coordinator role and responsibilities can be downloaded (click here)
The UK is the third Chapter to undergo the reorganisation under the new strategy. In Austria and Germany were nominated and accepted by members without a vote. However, because we have had so much interest in the new UK Chapter, we have decided to hold an election if you wish to nominate yourself or for the Board or a working group then you may do so.
The election process will be undertaken as follows:-
- Nominations to be emailed to Jayne Richards, Jayne@scae-mail.com by 23rd August 2013 including a CV with no more than 100 words
- SCAE will send a list of the nominees to all UK members on Monday 26th August 2013
- A vote on SCAE Chapter Board will take place at the SCAE UK Chapter meeting on 3rd September 2013
- Votes can be emailed to Jayne by midday 2nd September 2013 for members who cannot attend the meeting
- The votes will be counted at the meeting and the successful candidates, once ratified, will be announced to the SCAE UK members within 3 working days
- SCAE may also , if appropriate, co-opt additional members to the Board
Please note membership payments must be up to date for the vote to be counted and only existing members as at 23rd August 2013 will be able to vote on 3rd September.
I look forward to meeting with you.
SCAE Executive Director
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 http://www.expowestexhibitions.com/
The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1 Entrants are
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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 www.ukcoffeeevents.com 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 Tasters Competition
Available Spaces: 4
UK Coffee in Good Spirits
Available Spaces: 10
Please Note: This event needs at least 3 entrants to go ahead. 1 more currently required
26 April 2013
UK Brewers Cup
Available Spaces: 0
This event is fully subscribed
UK Latte Art Championship
Available Spaces: 0
This event is fully subscribed
28 April 2013
UK Cezve / Ibrik Competition
Available Spaces: 6
Please Note: This event needs at least 3 entrants to go ahead. 3 more currently required
The SCAE UK Chapter team has been working hard behind the scenes to organise the 2013 UK Coffee Events.
A major part of our focus over the past few months has been to make the SCAE UK and UK Coffee Events more accessible.
To help give you a voice, we have created 2 new Facebook pages
We will be retiring the existing UK Barista Championships page at the end of January 2013.
With the first event of the 2013 competition season rapidly approaching we are pleased to unveil our new suite of UK Coffee Events logos.
click to enlarge
UK Coffee Events sets apart the competitions and events from the focus of the SCAE UK Chapter which is trade and consumer education and to create awareness of speciality coffee in the UK.
Keep an eye out for the new UK Coffee Events Logo in the press and on our sponsors websites, packaging, products and merchandise.
click to visit the UK Coffee Events website
All UK Coffee Events information can be found on the new website which is also used for competitor registration to the events
To become a member of SCAE UK please download the membership application form
The positions identified on the document linked to below are integral to the successful running of the SCAE UK Chapter, which includes the UK Coffee Events competitions feeding into the World Coffee Events framework.
In 2012 these roles were filled by 7 people and we would like to open this to a wider working party.
Should you wish to enquire about a specific role or register your interest in fulfilling any of these positions please contact email@example.com
Further information on each role will be made available upon request.
Click here to view the available positions and get involved in the running of the SCAE UK Chapter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the venue or the host that you would like to see. We’d be happy to get in touch directly.
UKBC 2012 Finalists
photo courtesy of Glenn Watson (coffee-photography.com)
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|UKBC 2012 Semifinal|
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Certificates for Best Espresso, Best Cappuccino and Best Signature Drink were also awarded
|Best Espresso||James Bailey|
|Best Cappuccino||Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood|
|Best Signature Drink||James Bailey|
For further information please click here
More images from the UKBC here
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A message from the outgoing National Coordinator of the SCAE UK Chapter, Kenneth Cooper,
“The time has come for me to welcome Lynsey Harley as the new national coordinator of the United Kingdom Chapter of the SCAE.
I stood down as the NC after two great years because of business reasons.
One of the great things about being the national coordinator was meeting many members of the Chapter. Of course the most profiled event for the chapter during my tenure was the world competitions held in 2010 at Caffe Culture.
I must thank the members past and present of UKBC committee whose unpaid work is amazing.
I am sure the present committee will be a great help to Lynsey who has many ideas for the forthcoming 2 years in education and training, as well as publicity of the chapter.
I wish Lynsey best wishes in her additional role, and look forward to seeing members at various events. I ask that all members talk about the SCAE and recruit new members which as we all know is the life blood of the association.”
On behalf of the SCAE UK Chapter we would like to wish Kenneth well and we look forward to his guidance over the coming months during the remaining UKBC 2012 events.