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Where's Dave?

07-03-2012

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
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

 

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

Rwanda Dukunde Kawa Espresso Roast

Floral l Mango Pulp

Home Barista Pack

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

Rocket Giotto / Cellini Evoluzione V2

A beautifully handcrafted 1 group espresso machine.

Colombia Tolima Gaitania Espresso Roast

Colombia Tolima Gaitania Espresso Roast

Cranberry | Caramel | Very Balanced

Colombia Tolima Gaitania

Colombia Tolima Gaitania

Cranberry l Caramel l Very Balanced

Seasonal Collection Espresso Box

Seasonal Collection Espresso Box

Summer Blend | Stone Fruit | Citrus Fruit l Clean & Sweet

Honduras Capucas Decaf Box

Honduras Capucas Decaf Box

Well buttered toast

Home Brewing Course

Home Brewing Course

6.30pm - 8.30pm at The Brew House, Porthleven. Various dates available.

Origin Drinking Chocolate

Origin Drinking Chocolate

A rich and indulgent guilt-free fairtrade hot chocolate.

Costa Rica Coopedota Natural Espresso Roast

Costa Rica Coopedota Natural Espresso Roast

Port | Cherry | Molasses

Costa Rica La Guaria

Costa Rica La Guaria

Grapefruit | White Wine | White Tea

Nicaragua Finca Los Altos Box

Nicaragua Finca Los Altos Box

Chocolatey | Stone fruit acidity l Citrus Fruit

A Filter Masterclass | Selfridges London | Tuesday 7-8pm

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

A Filter Masterclass | Selfridges London | Thursday 7-8pm

Selfridges single cup filter masterclass Origin Espresso Bar, The Cookshop on LG, Selfridges & Co, London

La Perla Micro Mill Black Honey

La Perla Micro Mill Black Honey

Black Fruit | Dark Chocolate | Cherry

La Perla Micro Mill Golden Honey

La Perla Micro Mill Golden Honey

White Grape | Lemon | Bright

Lomas Al Rio Black Honey

Lomas Al Rio Black Honey

Red Fruit | Juicy | Heavy Body

Coopedota Natural

Coopedota Natural

Red Wine | Cherry | Dark Chocolate

Costa Rica Lomas Al Rio Red Honey Espresso Roast

Costa Rica Lomas Al Rio Red Honey Espresso Roast

Syrupy | Marzipan | Stone Fruit

Costa Rica Lomas Al Rio Black Honey Espresso Roast

Costa Rica Lomas Al Rio Black Honey Espresso Roast

Red Fruit | Juicy | Heavy Body

Costa Rica La Perla Golden Honey Espresso Roast

Costa Rica La Perla Golden Honey Espresso Roast

White Grape | Lemon | Bright

Costa Rica La Perla Black Honey Espresso Roast

Costa Rica La Perla Black Honey Espresso Roast

Dark Chocolate | Black Cherry | Pecan

Costa Rica La Guaria Espresso Roast

Costa Rica La Guaria Espresso Roast

Grapefruit | White Wine | White Tea