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.

Brazil Fazenda Mariano

Brazil Fazenda Mariano

Toffee l Chocolate l Cream

Colombia Finca El Faldon

Colombia Finca El Faldon

Complex fruit notes l Blackcurrant l Blueberry l Summer fruits l Full body

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 Finca El Faldon single origin beans (or equivalent), 1 copy Black & White Origin Coffee guide, 1 copy Origin Coffee brew guide

Rocket R58

Rocket R58

A beautifully handcrafted 1 group espresso machine

Rocket Giotto / Cellini Plus V2

Rocket Giotto / Cellini Plus V2

A beautifully handcrafted 1 group espresso machine

Rocket Giotto / Cellini Evoluzione V2

Rocket Giotto / Cellini Evoluzione V2

A beautifully handcrafted 1 group espresso machine.

Colombia Tolima Gaitana

Colombia Tolima Gaitana

Cranberry l Caramel l Very Balanced

Brazil seasonal collection espresso

Brazil seasonal collection espresso

Winter blend | Cocoa | Peacan Nuts l Caramel Sweetness

Brazil Fazenda Mariano filter roast

Brazil Fazenda Mariano filter roast

Toffee | Chocolate | Cream

Brazil Fazenda Das Almas filter roast

Brazil Fazenda Das Almas filter roast

Dark chocolate | Hazelnut | Butter

Honduras Capucas Decaf

Honduras Capucas Decaf

well buttered toast

Burundi Buziraguhindwa

Burundi Buziraguhindwa

Dried fig | Lime