SCAE UK News Updates

2013 UK Barista Championships Top 20

Monday, April 1st, 2013

The SCAE UK Chapter UK Coffee Events team would like to thank all baristas who entered the 2013 UK Barista Championships.

UK Barista Championships

4 regional heats were held in 2013, hosted by Hale Events Ltd (Expowest Westcountry in Exeter), Pumphreys Coffee (Newcastle), Butterworth & Son (Bury St Edmunds) and Cafe Trade Ltd (Chester as part of the Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival).

The Top 20 Baristas from across the UK are invited to compete in London at The London Coffee Festival – hosted by Allegra – on Saturday 27 April 2013.

A running order for this event will be published later in the week.

Top 20 scores in descending order;

  • 592.5 Estelle Bright
  • 588.5 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood
  • 588 Will Corby
  • 567.5 John Gordon
  • 567 Hugo Hercod
  • 566 Dan Fellows
  • 565 Jose Melim
  • 563.5 Shaun Young
  • 562 Joe Meagher
  • 530.5 Edita Chordacevic
  • 524 Wes Bond
  • 519 Chee Wong
  • 513.5 Peter Grosvenor-Attridge
  • 505.5 Alex Sargeant
  • 503 Xanne Carey
  • 493 Don Altizo
  • 492.5 Yann Chalmers
  • 480 Steve Dyson
  • 478.5 Nicola Peacock
  • 475 Catherine O’Shea

Follow the buildup on Twitter @scaeuk @ukbc @ukcoffeeevents and using the hashtag #ukbc2013



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