UK Barista Championships 2020

March 2, 2020 in UK & Ireland

The UKBC’s are over for another season. After a series of preliminary heats, which took place over 2019, we were delighted to bring the Semi Finals and Finals to One Church, Brighton. It was an incredible two days in which our competitors showcased their skills on our Strada AV, leading us to crowning this years top three placing competitors.

Congratulations to:

1st – Paul Ross

2nd – Claire Wallace

3rd – Evangelos Koulogousidis

We wish our twice UK reigning champion, Paul Ross, the best of luck as he goes on to compete in the World Finals in Melbourne in May.  We’d like to extend our congratulations to everyone who took part in this years championship, especially or top 14 finalists.

A huge round of applause to all the team at SCA UK for all their hard work over the championships, especially to all the hard-working volunteers who make this event a reality!

Credit to all the sponsors whose support allows the SCA to run these championships; Pentair, Victoria Arduino, Espresso Solutions, Grumpy Mule Coffee, Olam Speciality Coffee, PulyCaff, Northiam Diary, Alpro and Clockwork Espresso for the push tamps and amazing trophies.

Our Brighton Roadshow also took place following the Semi Finals on Thursday, to celebrate all things coffee, conversation and community.

The evening included an exclusive panel discussion, ‘Locally Sourced’, which explored the of speciality food and drink around Brighton. A huge thank you to our panelists for taking part; Alex McKendry, Owner of The Plant Rooms; Laura Lumsden, Operations Manager for Small Batch Coffee Roasters; and Guy Spurr, Owner of Cast Iron Coffee Roaster.

Thank you to everyone who also attended our Latte Art Throwdown, where we saw local baristas battle it out using our Linea Mini. It was great to see the Brighton Coffee community out in full force for a night of fun and laughter. A big congrats to our Throwdown winner – Sam from Pelicano Coffee Co.

We’ve had an amazing three years sponsoring the UK Barista Championships and look forward to seeing what the next chapter has in store for everyone.



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