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 Chapter. Please follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter for up-to-the-second live coverage of this event.
It is our distinct pleasure to serve this weekend as official media partners of SCAE UK. Sprudge.com’s coverage of the 2014 UKBC is made possible by direct support from Cafe Imports and BUNN. The entirety of our 2014 barista competition coverage – US regionals, US nationals, and international events – is anchored in partnership with Nuova Simonelli.
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 Ludman, Six Eight Kafé, Birmingham @imlud @sixeightkafe
9.30 Dale Harris, Has Bean, Midlands @acousticcoffee
9.55 Steve Pearson, Devon Coffee, Devon @coffeedevon
10.20 Don Altizo, Baxter Storey, London @donaltizo @Baxter_Storey
10.45 Laura Holmes, Small Batch Coffee Company, Brighton @1laurakh @SmallBatchCC
11.10 Jason Gonzalez, Colonna and Small’s, Bath @OmNomNomCoffee @colonna_smalls
11.35 Maxwell Colonna Dashwood, Colonna & Small’s, Bath @Colonna_Smalls
12.00 Joe Meagher, Flat Caps Coffee, Newcastle @FlatCapJoe
12.25 Estelle Bright, Caravan Coffee, London @Estelle_Coffee @caravanexmouth
12.50 Ewan Osprey-Allan, Brew Lab, Edinburgh @glasgowbarista @brewlabcoffee
13.40 Dan Fellows, Origin Coffee Ltd, Cornwall @DanFellows1 @origincoffee
14.05 Heidi Beeton, Prufrock Coffee, London @hidingbeetle @PrufrockCoffee
14.30 Diana Johnston, Avenue G Cafe, Glasgow @Baristasaurus @avenue_g
14.55 John Gordon, Square Mile Coffee Roasters, London @JohnGordon09 @squaremile
15.30 Emiliya Yordanova, Avenue G Café, Glasgow @eMilkinis @avenue_g
15.45 Mark Williams, Relish Food & Drink @wi11iamsmark @relishcornwall
16.10 Darryl Docherty, Artisan Roast, Edinburgh @artisanroast
16.35 Caspar Steel, J. Atkinson & Co., Lancaster @CremaTheCrop @coffeehopper
17.00 Alex Passmore, Origin Coffee Ltd, Cornwall @DaOriginAlex @origincoffee
17.25 Chris Walton, Union Hand-Roasted / @EspressoChris @unionroasted