How A Science Lecture Helped Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood Win The UK Barista Championship


On Sunday, April 6th it was our distinct pleasure to cover the 2014 United Kingdom Barista Championship finals live from London, in official media partnership with the SCAE UK chapter, and with our coverage supported by Cafe Imports, BUNN, and Nuova Simonelli.  It is not an accident that the UK produces World Barista Championship finalists and … [Read more...]

3 Top Routines From Prelims At The United Kingdom Barista Championship


This past week saw the United Kingdom Barista Competition’s newly formed Superheat, a preliminary round of competition fielding baristas from across the UK, all set in the starkly modern Millennium Point venue in Birmingham. The competition continues on this coming April at the London Coffee Festival; these are the preliminaries to determine 20 … [Read more...]

What We’re Reading: Colonna And Small’s On Competition


Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood stole our hearts with his 6th place finish at the 2012 World Barista Championship in Vienna. We'd never heard of the gent before that weekend in Vienna, but we wound up learning all there was to know about Mr. Colonna-Dashwood and his Bath, UK based cafe, Colonna and Small's. C&S has a well-written blog, and we're … [Read more...]