SCAE UK News Updates

2013 UK Barista Championships Top 20 after Heat 2

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the Top 20 Leaderboard after Regional Heat 2 hosted by Pumphreys Coffee at  Life Science Centre – Newcastle on 15/16 February 2013

Pumphreys Coffee

 2013 UK Barista Championships Top 20 Leaderboard

Score Barista
588.5 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
567 Hugo Hercod
562 Joe Meagher
513.5 Peter Grosvenor-Attridge
503 Xanne Carey
480 Steve Dyson
478.5 Nicola Peacock
467 Anthony Atkinson
463.5 Jason Gonzalez
444.5 Ewan Allen
441.5 Jonathan Drake
438 Stuart Archer
433.5 Robbie Calvert
419 Amber Rodgers
418 Sam Dunford
411 Chris Walton
408 Diane Johnston
390.5 Toby Frere
390 Adam Lodge
347 Emily Hartley

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

The Union Hand-Roasted Best Newcomer for the heat was Nicola Peacock

Peter Grosvenor-Attridge remains the overall leader at this stage

The Top 20 baristas after the conclusion of Regional Heat 4 will progress to the Semifinal of the 2013 UK Barista Championships which will take place on Saturday 27 February at The London Coffee Festival



Top 20 Barista Leaderboard (after 4 heats…)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

This weekend the 4th heat of the UK BaristaChampionships took place in Norwich, hosted by Mad About Coffee.

We are pleased to announce that the scores have been made available earlier than expected and that several of the Midlands heat entrants have made it into the Top 20.

Top 20 Barista Leaderboard after 4 heats

Sang Ho Park
Dale Harris
Maxwell Colonna Dashwood
Howard Barwick
Gordon Howell
Dave Jones
Dan Fellows
Matthew Robley-Siemonsma
Rummy Keshett
Alex Sargent
Sam Dunford
Stuart Archer
James Bailey
Steve Dyson
Mark Pooley
Luke Evans
Chris Walton
Alex Passmore
Don Altizo
Christopher Killen


Congratulations to all baristas who are on the leaderboard so far and commiserations to those who no longer appear; we hope to see you again next year!

 Best Newcomer Prize Leaderboard

Sponsored by Union Hand Roasted, the  current leader of the Best Newcomer competition is still Dan Fellows.

Dan also became the UK Coffee Events (UKCE) 2012 Coffee in Good Spirits champion on Wednesday at Hotelympia.

Dan Fellows just edged out Matthew Robley-Siemonsma to take this coveted spot during Heat 2.

Next Heat – Glasgow (#ukbcht5)- hosted by Matthew Algie

On March 16th the UKBC heads to Glasgow where we have a full heat planned.

Follow @scaeuk and @ukbc for more details and the hashtag #ukbcht5 for the buildup to this event.

If you would like to volunteer please contact and one of the organising team will be in touch with further details.

We are also looking for a photographer to cover this event. If you’re up for the challenge please contact Glenn to receive the photographic brief.

Northern Ireland – 20 March – Last call for competitors

There is still room for more entrants in Northern Ireland. Applications for the Northern Ireland Heat are still being accepted. The final cutoff date is Friday 09 March 2012.

If you’ve been inspired by performances so far, or the Best Newcomer Prize  sponsored by Union Hand Roasted then please download and fill in an application form as soon as possible.

The running orders for the last 2 events will be posted as soon as possible.