UK Barista Championship – Manchester Heat

We're honoured that SCA UK has chosen Manchester as a location for one of the regional UKBC heats this year. We're used to hosting the UK Cup Tasters at our annual festival in November so it's a pleasure to welcome SCA back to Manchester with more of their national competitions!

The UK Barista Championship is the UK's premier coffee competition and showcases current and innovative trends in the barista world. Each competitor will have fifteen minutes to produce three sets of four drinks, espresso's, milk beverages and a signature beverage. Set to music and with an accompanying presentation, each UKBC routine is a platform for new methods and tradition alike. 

The drinks are judged by two technical judges and four sensory judges who are all responsible for scoring the baristas in order to eventually identify the top twenty who will go through to the semi-finals this August.

You can catch the competition live at Ancoats Coffee during the daytime on Saturday 20th May. Entry for spectators is free to all and we wish the best of luck to everyone competing!

Address for Ancoats: 9, Royal Mills, 17 Redhill St, Manchester M4 5BA