SCAE UK News Updates

2013 UK Barista Championships Semifinal Running Order

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the running order for the 2013 UK Barista Championships Semifinal on Saturday 27 April at The London Coffee Festival

The London Coffee Festival

The first 2013 UK Barista Championships Semifinal performance will start at 1000

Spectators are encouraged to purchase tickets on The London Coffee Festival website

Practice and Prep Times will be communicated to baristas and competition times updated later this week.

Barista Running Order
Steve Dyson 1
Catherine O’Shea 2
Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 3
Jose Melim 4
Nicola Peacock 5
Alex Sargeant 6
Will Corby 7
John Gordon 8
Wes Bond 9
Yann Chalmers 10
Xanne Carey 11
Estelle Bright 12
Joe Meagher 13
Don Altizo 14
Dan Fellows 15
Shaun Young 16
Chee Wong 17
Peter Grosvenor-Attridge 18
Edita Chodarcevic 19
Hugo Hercod 20

 

Please Note: Baristas will be allowed 1 helper each backstage

Click Here for further details of the 2013 UK Barista Championships Semifinalists

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

The Union Hand-Roasted Best Newcomer after the 4 Regional Heats was Shaun Young from Kaffeine.

9 out of the Top 20 Baristas were first time entrants. All have a chance of winning this award. For further information please visit the Union Hand-Roasted website

Follow the build-up on  Twitter #ukbc2013 or via @ukbc , @ukcoffeeevents or @scaeuk

 

UKBC Regional Heat 3 Running Order

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

UK Barista Championships

SCAE UK Chapter and UK Coffee Events are pleased to announce the running order for Regional Heat 3 hosted by Butterworth & Son at

The Apex – 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD – on 05/06 March 2013

Butterworth & Son

 

Visitor entry is free - but please bring along coins for donation to our chosen charity Coffee Kids

Coffee Kids

Follow this event on Twitter @scaeuk  @butterworthsuk  or @ukbc and via the hashtags #ukbcht3 and #ukbc2013

The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 3 Entrants are

05-Mar 1010 Yann Chalmers
05-Mar 1035 Dhan Bahadur Tamang
05-Mar 1100 Mario Kassa
05-Mar 1125 Magda Grzelka
05-Mar 1150 Sandra Ebassa Ongbiteke
05-Mar 1215 Tomas Bruckus
05-Mar 1240 Davide Pastorino
05-Mar 1305 Guillaume Le Coz
05-Mar 1355 Alex Sargeant
05-Mar 1420 Jarunee Thanasawasdeechaiyakul
05-Mar 1445 James Franklin
05-Mar 1510 Marta Twardygrosz
05-Mar 1535 Estelle Bright
05-Mar 1600 David Caple
05-Mar 1625 Ash Bookluck
06-Mar 1010 Mark Pooley
06-Mar 1035 Alessandro Bonuzzi
06-Mar 1100 Ben Cox
06-Mar 1125 Laura Holmes
06-Mar 1150 Edita Chodarcevic
06-Mar 1215 John Gordon
06-Mar 1240 Barry Cook
06-Mar 1305 Norman Ciemala
06-Mar 1355 Nerijus Latakas
06-Mar 1420 Will Corby
06-Mar 1445 Benjemyn Deyn

 

Times are subject to change at short notice. Please get there early to support your local barista!

Volunteer positions are available by registering on www.ukcoffeeevents.com

UKBC Regional Heat 1 Running Order

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1

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/

Expowest Westcountry

Follow this event on Twitter @expowest_uk  or @ukbc and via the hashtags #ukbcht1 and #ukbc2013

The 2013 UK Barista Championships Regional Heat 1 Entrants are

Competitor First Name Last Name Date Time
1 Toby Frere 06 Feb 1000
2 Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 06 Feb 1100
3 Mark Williams 06 Feb 1200
4 Jason Gonzalez 06 Feb 1300
5 Ryan Brodie 07 Feb 1000
6 Hugo Hercod 07 Feb 1100
7 Xanne Carey 07 Feb 1200
8 Sam Dunford 07 Feb 1300
9 Peter Grosvenor-Attridge 07 Feb 1400

We’re having a makeover

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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

SCAE UK Chapter

UK Coffee Events

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

Follow @scaeuk and @ukcoffeeevents for more information

 

UK Coffee Events Update – some events are almost full

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

The introduction of online registration has proven itself to be hugely successful so far. We have almost filled a number of UK Coffee Events categories for 2013!

To make sure you don’t miss out on a place please register online at www.ukcoffeeevents.com

As at 2pm today we have the following spaces remaining:

  • UK Latte Art Championship – 3 spaces remaining
  • UK Brewers Cup – 3 spaces remaining
  • UK Cezve / Ibrik – 6 spaces remaining
  • UK Coffee in Good Spirits – 11 spaces remaining
  • UK Cup Tasters – 13 spaces remaining

2013 Rules can be downloaded from the link above.

There are currently places available at all UK Barista Championships Regional Heats in Exeter, Newcastle, Bury St Edmunds and Chester.

Volunteer and Judges Registration is also being managed online.

If you have any questions about the competitions, judging or volunteering don’t hesitate to contact us info@scaeuk.com

For up-to-the-minute information follow @scaeuk ,  @ukbc and @ukcoffeeevents or follow and Like UK Barista Championships on Facebook

UK Coffee Events Judges Calibration Date has been set

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Masteroast has generously offered their training facility in Peterborough to host the 2013 UK Coffee Events Judges Calibration day which takes place on 21st January 2013.

All new judges and any 2012 judges will need to attend this calibration day, aimed at ensuring consistency across all regional heats.

Please confirm your attendance to Jamie Banwell via email jamie@scaeuk.com

A further calibration will take place prior to the London Coffee Festival where the Semifinal and Final for the UK Barista Championships and other UK Coffee Events will be taking place.

Thankyou to Masteroast for offering to host this calibration.

 

 

Sanremo announces VST 20g Competition Filter Basket to be used for 2013 UKBC

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Selected for the 2012 WBC in Vienna Austria

Selected by USBC for the 2013 Regional & National Competitions

& now Selected by Sanremo for the 2013 UK Barista Championships!

VST Precision Filter Baskets

SCAE UK Chapter would also like to welcome VST as a UK Coffee Events sponsor for 2013.

VST has made available a number of heavily discounted 20g Ridgeless baskets for UKBC competitors. During the online competitor registration process you will be offered the chance to purchase 2 baskets. www.ukcoffeeevents.com

Due to the limited number of baskets and anticipated levels of demand a maximum of 2 baskets per person can be purchased. Additional baskets (if required) can be purchased directly from authorised UK distributors.

Managing Director of Sanremo UK, Andrew Tucker said “We are pleased to announce the use of VST 20g Precision Filter Baskets for the 2013 UK Barista Championships as part of our ongoing commitment to UK baristas. A growing number of coffee shops are using these products and we are constantly looking at ways of helping UK’s baristas compete on the world stage.”

Sanremo Distributors are able to access stock of portafilters which take the VST 20g Ridgeless filter baskets. Please contact your local distributor to place an order.

For detailed information on the VST 20g Competition Filter Basket please visit the VST website.

Follow @scaeuk , @ukbc and @Sanremouk for further updates.

UK Coffee Events Judges Workshop Dates – January 2013

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The UK Coffee Events Judges Certification Programme for the upcoming 2013 season is being finalised and the first dates have been announced.

Coupled with some strategic changes in the competition programme for UK Coffee Events in 2013, the first workshop is planned for January 7th/8th in Peterborough.

We are hoping to run several judging certification workshops and are in discussion with another venue host in the North East – watch this space!

Although there will be fewer regional heats next year, they will be bigger more dynamic events, with TWO judges teams at each one. Therefore we require as many judges as possible to make these events run smoothly.

Masteroast have again, very generously offered to host the first workshop at their training facility (shown below)

Please Note:
If you passed the Certification Workshop in November 2011, you do not need to attend the certification workshop. However, you will be expected to attend a 1 day calibration ‘refresher’ where you will be joined by all the newly certified judges.

This calibration session is equally as important as the certification as it ensures all judges are on the same page when it comes to beverage evaluations.

This one day session is MANDATORY for all judges wishing to judge in 2013.
Date, time and location for the calibration is still to be advised.

Also, if applying, please ensure you are fully up to date with the published Rules and Regulations for each competition as can be found on the World Coffee Events websites linked from http://www.worldcoffeeevents.org/

The fee for the programme of 2 days certification plus 1 day calibration is £95
This includes lunch on all days, and as much coffee as you can drink!

Judges that certified last year are not required to pay for their calibration day.

We will be negotiating a special room rate at local hotel(s).
For information on this you should contact Jamie Banwell (jamie@scaeuk.com)

Competitors are also welcome to attend and become certified. However, you will not be able to judge a competition category in which you have entered.

UK Coffee Events Competitor Feedback Process in 2013

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

UK Coffee Events would like to announce the competitor feedback process for the 2013 Competition season.

Regional Heats and Semifinals of UK Coffee Events

All competitors will be given their score and detailed feedback after the last competitor in their regional heat has competed.

Each competitor will have the opportunity to review their scoresheets with a judge, and the head judge(s) will be on hand to provide answers to any matters arising.

Scoresheets will be retained by UK Coffee Events, and cannot be photographed, copied or taken away on the day, however, baristas and their coaches can take notes during the debrief.

Scoresheets will be scanned and each competitor will receive a Dropbox link to download their scoresheets after the final.

The Top 20 competitors names will be published in alphabetical order.

Finals of UK Coffee Events

All finals competitors will be given their score and detailed feedback after the last competitor in their final has competed.

Each finalist will have the opportunity to review their scoresheets with a judge, and the head judge(s) will be on hand to provide answers to any matters arising.

Scoresheets will be retained by UK Coffee Events, and cannot be photographed, copied or taken away on the day, however, baristas and their coaches can take notes during the debrief.

Scoresheets will be scanned and each competitor will receive a Dropbox link to download their scoresheets after the final.

Scores for the Top 20 in each event will be published, along with the Semifinals and Finals scores of the UK Barista Championships after the Finals of each event which will be held at The London Coffee Festival.

Dropbox

Scoresheets can be downloaded as PDF documents from the link you will be provided by email.

About UK Coffee Events

UK Coffee Events is part of the SCAE UK Chapter. We focus on the events and competitions which feed into the World Coffee Events program. Winners of each UK Coffee Event in 2013 will be put forward to represent the UK in Melbourne, Australia (MICE, 23-26 May 2013), or Nice – France (SCAE World of Coffee, 26-28 June 2013)

UK Coffee Events can be contacted via email info@ukcoffeeevents.com or on Twitter @ukcoffeeevents

UK Coffee Events Regional Heat 1 Announcement

Friday, October 12th, 2012

UK Coffee Events (managed by the SCAE UK Chapter) is pleased to announce that Expowest Westcountry has been selected to host Regional Heat 1 of the 2013 UK Barista Championships.

Expowest Westcountry - hosts of UKCE Heat 1

The Expowest Westcountry Exhibition is set to take place on 6th- 7th February 2013, at Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ and is now owned and managed by Hale Events.

Visitor entry to this exhibition is free

Registration for 2013 UK Barista Championship competitors will be managed online this year. Entry has been set at £25 and the registration link will be provided later this month.

Follow @scaeuk or @ukbc and @expowest_uk on Twitter and search for information using the hashtag #ukceheat1

UK Coffee Events is in the final stages of host discussions with 2 further parties and details of these Regional Heats will be released next week

We are still seeking hosts in the South East region 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.

The UK Coffee Events finals will be held at The London Coffee Festival 25-28 April 2013.