For over 10 years the UK Barista Championships have taken place to celebrate the best of the UK coffee community, and to find the barista who will represent the UK at the World Barista Championships, taking place in Dublin next June.
SCAE UK National Co-ordinator, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood says:
'We are thrilled to be able to take the UKBC Semi and Final stages back to the London Coffee festival for the 2016 season. We will also be bringing the semi and final stages of the Brewers Cup to the festival. London Coffee Festival is unique and unrivalled in its focus on the specialty coffee movement. As a competitor I have always found the atmosphere electric. It is a fitting venue to host the industries premium competition. It offers an incredible engagement for competitors, judges and audience a like. We hope to see you there for what is shaping up to be an exciting and memorable year.'
The competition will take place on the last two days of the event, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016. Three regional heats will be held prior to the final in London, from where the 12 finalists will qualify. Dates and locations of these heats are still being finalised, so stay tuned!