Six heats in total, held all across the country, are responsible for finding the best 20 baristas in the UK. Those final 20 will brew-it-out in the tense and highly anticipated final at London Coffee Festival, Brick Lane in April.
But who will they be? The South West heats were held what seems like an age ago, where and our barista trainer Dave Jones managed to secure an impressive third place in the region. After a further two heats the pressure is mounting as we eagerly anticipate the final 20 announcement.
As it stands Dave is sitting at a comfy number 6 in the top 20, but with two heats to go; one in Glasgow and another in Northern Ireland, anything could happen. Take a look at the table below for the current positions (from scaeuk.com )
Top 20 Barista Leaderboard after 4 heats
|Sang Ho Park|
|Maxwell Colonna Dashwood|
If you follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds you'll notice a familiar name sitting at number 7 on the leaderboard. Origin customer Dan Fellows competed in the UKBC for the first time this year. Not only is he sitting comfortably in seventh as I type, but has also won the UK Coffee Events (UKCE) 2012 Coffee in Good Spirits champion at Hotelympia. He's top of the leaderboard for the Best Newcomer to the UKBC.
Rwanda Dukunde Kawa Espresso Roast
Floral l Mango Pulp
Home Barista Pack
The home barista pack includes the aerobie aeropress, 55g Tiamo mini hand grinder (black), 1KG Dukunde Kawa Espresso single origin beans (or equivalent), 1 copy Black & White Origin Coffee guide, 1 copy Origin Coffee brew guide
Rocket Giotto / Cellini Evoluzione V2
A beautifully handcrafted 1 group espresso machine.
Colombia Tolima Gaitania Espresso Roast
Cranberry | Caramel | Very Balanced
Colombia Tolima Gaitania
Cranberry l Caramel l Very Balanced
Seasonal Collection Espresso Box
Summer Blend | Stone Fruit | Citrus Fruit l Clean & Sweet
Honduras Capucas Decaf Box
Well buttered toast
Home Brewing Course
6.30pm - 8.30pm at The Brew House, Porthleven. Various dates available.
Origin Hot Chocolate
A rich and indulgent guilt free fair-trade Hot Chocolate.
Origin Drinking Chocolate
A rich and indulgent guilt-free fairtrade hot chocolate.
Nicaragua Finca Los Altos Box
Chocolatey | Stone fruit acidity l Citrus Fruit
Coffee Masterclass | Leiths | 24 January 15
coffee home brewing filter masterclass
Single cup filter course | Roastery | Friday August 22
single cup filter home brewing course
A Filter Masterclass | Selfridges London | Tuesday 7-8pm
Selfridges single cup filter brewing coffee masterclass. Origin Espresso Bar, The Cookshop on LG, Selfridges & Co, London
A Filter Masterclass | Selfridges London | Thursday 7-8pm
Selfridges single cup filter masterclass Origin Espresso Bar, The Cookshop on LG, Selfridges & Co, London