Firstly – there is a UK title up for grabs.
Secondly – the winner gets to go to Australia to represent their country.
Lastly – for some reason practising when there’s alcohol involved is just more fun.
With this in mind, we want this competition to be fun, well participated with passionate skilled baristas, we also want it to be massively well supported at the finals.
With the The London Coffee Festival and the UK Barista Championship finals only a month away, we would like to give those of you that are thinking of entering an insight into the world of coffee and good spirits.
So, we are running a coffee in good spirits Jam/workshop in London at Prufrock Coffee on the 13th March 2014 at 6.30pm.
Gordon Howell who represented the UK last year and came 3rd in the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship will be our guide for the evening as he talks us through his routine from Nice last year.
Through the evening we will touch on rules, regulations and scoresheets and help to explain the format of the competition, but the focus of the evening will be to give more of an insight into how to perform and prepare for the competition.
If nothing else it’s an opportunity to network, have fun and drink some booze (oh and some coffee too).
There will be an opportunity to discuss any aspect of the competition at the end of the session.
For Preparation for the Workshop we ask that you all please study the information on http://www.worldcoffeeingoodspirits.org , concentrating on the final round scoresheets (technical/sensory/head judge). Write down any questions you have about them for us to explain and discuss at the end of the workshop. All the documents can be downloaded from the WBC or SCAE UK website, you will also find links to videos of past performances, should you wish to study them.
SCAE membership is a requirement for entry. This can be a personal membership or that of your employer. You can join here
The UK finals will be based on the final round of the World competition where each competitor has 5 minutes to set up their work area and then 8 minutes to prepare two perfect Irish Coffees and two of their own signature hot or cold coffee cocktail.
Take a look at our information page on the competition.
If you wish to attend this evening of fun and frolics please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your interest.