Welcome to Sprudge.com’s complete coverage of the 2014 United Kingdom Barista Championship. We’re reporting to you live from London, where the UKBC is being held in conjunction with the 2014 London Coffee Festival. This event is organized and facilitated by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s UK ChapterPlease follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter for up-to-the-second live coverage of this event.

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Below is a complete schedule for semi-finals at UKBC, happening on Saturday, April 5th beginning at 9:05 AM GMT. For more on why we’re covering the 2014 UKBC, please see here. For background information and format details at the UKBC, please see this feature by Sprudge.com London contributor Kate Beard. For more on top routines from the UKBC pre-lims in February, please see this feature by Sprudge.com London contributor Nico Halliday.

UKBC Semi-Finals — Saturday, April 5th — 20 competitors

9.05 Imogen LudmanSix Eight Kafé, Birmingham @imlud @sixeightkafe

9.30 Dale HarrisHas Bean, Midlands @acousticcoffee

9.55 Steve PearsonDevon Coffee, Devon @coffeedevon

10.20 Don AltizoBaxter Storey, London @donaltizo @Baxter_Storey

10.45 Laura HolmesSmall Batch Coffee Company, Brighton @1laurakh @SmallBatchCC

11.10 Jason GonzalezColonna and Small’s, Bath @OmNomNomCoffee @colonna_smalls

11.35 Maxwell Colonna DashwoodColonna & Small’s, Bath @Colonna_Smalls

12.00 Joe MeagherFlat Caps Coffee, Newcastle @FlatCapJoe

12.25 Estelle BrightCaravan Coffee, London @Estelle_Coffee @caravanexmouth

12.50 Ewan Osprey-AllanBrew Lab, Edinburgh @glasgowbarista @brewlabcoffee

13.40 Dan FellowsOrigin Coffee Ltd, Cornwall @DanFellows1 @origincoffee

14.05 Heidi BeetonPrufrock Coffee, London @hidingbeetle @PrufrockCoffee

14.30 Diana JohnstonAvenue G Cafe, Glasgow @Baristasaurus @avenue_g

14.55 John GordonSquare Mile Coffee Roasters, London @JohnGordon09 @squaremile

15.30 Emiliya YordanovaAvenue G Café, Glasgow @eMilkinis @avenue_g

15.45 Mark WilliamsRelish Food & Drink @wi11iamsmark @relishcornwall

16.10 Darryl DochertyArtisan Roast, Edinburgh @artisanroast 

16.35 Caspar SteelJ. Atkinson & Co., Lancaster @CremaTheCrop @coffeehopper

17.00 Alex PassmoreOrigin Coffee Ltd, Cornwall @DaOriginAlex @origincoffee

17.25 Chris WaltonUnion Hand-Roasted / @EspressoChris @unionroasted