Now that the UKBC Superheats have come and gone, we’ve got a clear picture of who’ll be competing for top honors at the 2014 United Kingdom Barista Championship, held in conjunction with the London Coffee Festival April 3rd-6th. Sprudge contributor Nico Halliday went deep on the top three routines from prelims, and today we’re presenting you with the overall field for the big event to come.
Any one of these 20 baristas could be crowned UKBC Champion, and here they are, presented in descending order based on their scores at the Superheat. Information compiled by Nico Halliday. All photos are by Kate Beard for Sprudge.com / SCAE UK.
THE 2014 UKBC FIELD:
Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood / Colonna & Small’s, Bath / @Colonna_Smalls
Dale Harris / Has Bean, Midlands / @acousticcoffee
John Gordon / Square Mile Coffee Roasters, London / @JohnGordon09 @squaremile
Darryl Docherty / Artisan Roast, Edinburgh / @artisanroast
Estelle Bright / Caravan Coffee, London / @Estelle_Coffee @caravanexmouth
Joe Meagher / Flat Caps Coffee, Newcastle / @FlatCapJoe
Dan Fellows / Origin Coffee Ltd, Cornwall / @DanFellows1 @origincoffee
Diana Johnston / Avenue G Cafe, Glasgow / @Baristasaurus @avenue_g
Heidi Beeton / Prufrock Coffee, London / @hidingbeetle @PrufrockCoffee
Ewan Osprey-Allan / Brew Lab, Edinburgh / @glasgowbarista @brewlabcoffee
Caspar Steel / J. Atkinson & Co., Lancaster / @CremaTheCrop @coffeehopper
Don Altizo / Baxter Storey, London / @donaltizo @Baxter_Storey
Imogen Ludman / Six Eight Kafé, Birmingham / @imlud @sixeightkafe
Steve Pearson / Devon Coffee, Devon / @coffeedevon
Alexander Passmore / Origin Coffee Ltd, Cornwall / @PassmoreAlex @origincoffee
Chris Walton / Union Hand-Roasted / @EspressoChris @unionroasted
Emiliya Yordanova / Avenue G Café, Glasgow / @eMilkinis @avenue_g
Mark Williams / Relish Food & Drink / @wi11iamsmark @relishcornwall
Jason Gonzalez / Colonna and Small’s, Bath / @OmNomNomCoffee @colonna_smalls
Laura Holmes / Small Batch Coffee Company, Brighton / @1laurakh @SmallBatchCC
Stay tuned for more in-depth Sprudge coverage from the 2014 United Kingdom Barista Championship.