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    by Published on 09-04-14 10:27

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    by Published on 02-04-14 09:05  Number of Views: 99 

    The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe has been working with professionals in the coffee industry for more than 15 years, now it’s reaching out to consumers with an exciting new membership programme launching at The London Coffee Festival 2014. The speciality coffee industry is thriving as coffee aficionados flock to artisan cafés across the globe in a bid to indulge their passion for their favourite bean. Keen to encourage this rising interest in speciality coffee, SCAE (pronounced ‘Sky’) is launching a new membership programme especially for consumers. The Coffee Lovers membership is open to anyone who is not commercially involved with the speciality coffee industry and offers consumers a gateway into the coffee community.

    The London Coffee Festival celebrates London’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene. With over 20,000 visitors expected, The London Coffee Festival promises to be an unmissable event for discerning coffee lovers and those working in the coffee scene, making it the perfect place to launch SCAE’s new consumer membership. To help celebrate, 5 percent of all new member fees at the festival will go towards UK Coffee Week’s Project Waterfall Campaign, whilst on the SCAE stand, there will be speciality coffee sample giveaways.

    Membership Manager Jayne Richards said the following regarding the new launch;

    “As a trade association, SCAE has spent the last 15 years working with the industry to improve the quality of coffee in producing and consuming countries but we also recognise the importance of engaging and embracing the most important person within the whole coffee supply chain – you, the consumer. One way that you can help this process is to join our association as a consumer member – Coffee Lover. There are many bene­fits to being a member of SCAE, including receiving free samples of speciality coffee which I hope you will enjoy!”

    Annual membership costs £25+VAT (€30 in euro areas) and benefits include:

    • A one-month free subscription of speciality co­ffee from UK co­ffee roasters, via the Blank Box Company
    • Access to educational courses, information and resources
    • A free subscription to SCAE’s biannual Co­ffee Love magazine
    • Invitations to consumer events and networking opportunities
    • Regular E-Zines with updates on latest co­ffee trends and developments
    • Invitations to co­ffee field trips
    • A SCAE membership badge and certificate

    To find out more about Co­ffee Lovers membership visit SCAE at stand SR29 at The London Co­ffee Festival (3-6 April, http://londoncoffeefestival.com), or log on to scae.com
    by Published on 25-03-14 10:21  Number of Views: 252 

    We are pleased to announce Has Bean has renewed their forum sponsorship and their shiny new banner is now online.


    Steve and his team have been supporters of Coffee Forums UK for many years now and we think their In My Mug subscription is one of the best ways of exploring the wide range of tastes available in coffee.

    Did you know that you can even buy a Green Coffee IMM Subscription and roast it yourself and compare the tasting notes with the informative and inspirational podcast to accompany your subscription?

    If you're a current IMM subscriber add your username to the list and at the end of April, 1 lucky subscriber will be chosen to win a Has Bean Evolution T-shirt

    (this link might not work when using Tapatalk)
    by Published on 03-03-14 09:50  Number of Views: 622 

    Representatives from the coffee industry throughout the globe are set to gather in Rimini, Italy in June for World of Coffee, Rimini 2014. World of Coffee is the premium coffee event in Europe for quality coffee from bean to cup and features the most innovative products and services on the market today. The event is also going to be the stage for the flagship competition for baristas – The World Barista Championship - and will take place 10-12 June at Rimini Trade Fare Centre, Italy.

    The event is organised by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) and with over 5,000 trade visitors expected, over 200 brands showcased, 20 thousand square meters of display space and 50 countries present, excitement is running high as the countdown begins…

    There are three core functions to World of Coffee. 1) It is a multi-faceted exhibition of all the latest innovations in coffee, 2) a training centre dedicated to educating and raising standards for individuals in the coffee world and 3) the stage for the international coffee competitions..


    The exhibition showcases every aspect of coffee production from been to cup including: coffee-producing nations, new technology, the latest trends, the most current models of consumption, and products from around the world, with demonstration areas where the best in specialty coffee and confectionery, fine cuisine, gelato and baking will be brought together for the first time in Rimini.


    Competitors from across the globe will compete on this world stage for the crown in three world coffee championships that include the flagship World Barista Championship as well as the World Brewers Cup and the World Coffee Roasting Championship. See www.worldcoffeeevents.org

    World Barista Championship, is an annual destination for national barista champions from over 50 countries. In each competition, with numerous local and regional preliminary events, baristas prepare espressos, cappuccinos and original espresso signature drinks to exacting standards for a panel of international judges. World Brewers Cup, highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual brewing techniques and service excellence. With a compulsory service and an open service round competitors prepare three beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them and whole bean coffee of their choosing in a presentation format to focus on the extraction and flavour profiles of each. World Coffee Events debuted the World Coffee Roasting Championship last year at World of Coffee Nice 2013, France. Competitors in the three-stage event will be evaluated on their performance evaluating the quality of green coffee (coffee grading), developing a roasting profile that best accentuates the desirable characteristics of that coffee, and on the ultimate cup quality of coffees roasted


    Education, training, skill building and certification are core objectives of SCAE and the SCAE Coffee Diploma System that brings all of our education courses together into a modular system where coffee enthusiasts can pick and choose courses to match their professional/personal requirements. SCAE brings its prestigious Coffee Diploma System to World of Coffee every year so individuals can, at the show, improve their coffee skills and knowledge, or even get the certification for what they already know through the Coffee Diploma System.

    On the social side, a packed calendar of parallel events will round out the evenings during World of Coffee 2014, taking the fair out of the expo centre through initiatives, events, shows and contests that will bring the Rimini area to life and help turn it into the world’s new coffee capital.


    Fiera di Rimini was chosen by SCAE this year to concurrently host the two leading international events in the sector, World of Coffee and the World Barista Championship, due to the HoReCa expertise it has developed through one of the strongest, most comprehensive exhibition programmes in the sector.

    Speciality Coffee of Europe (SCAE) is the world’s leading professional organization for promoting quality coffee, bringing together some 1500 professionals from the coffee industry.
    SCAE's prime goal is to raise coffee standards, spreading knowledge and education through active training and a certification programme (the Coffee Diploma System), its internationally prominent event World of Coffee, and an array of world championships.

    World Coffee Events (WCE) is the umbrella organization uniting the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) and the Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA); its aim is to promote quality coffee through targeted events and through seven world coffee competitions, including the World Barista Championship, the World Coffee Roasting Championship and the World Brewers Cup.

    by Published on 03-03-14 09:26  Number of Views: 612 

    Dusty Ape has come onboard as a forum sponsor.

    They have a generous 20% off their single origin beans with the code CFUK20

    In addition they are this months 'Darker Side of Life' featured roaster.

    Follow Dusty Ape on Twitter @dustyape or follow them on Facebook


    Click the picture above to head straight to the Dusty Ape website and buy some beans.
    by Published on 20-02-14 09:56  Number of Views: 696 

    Hove based Small Batch Coffee Company have come onboard as a forum sponsor.

    Coffee Forums UK members can enjoy a 20% discount off all Single Origin Coffee during February and March 2014


    Click the banner above to visit the Small Batch Coffee Company website

    Follow Small Batch Coffee Company on Twitter @SmallBatchCC
    by Published on 07-02-14 11:13  Number of Views: 711 

    Please welcome aboard Cornwall based Origin Coffee Roasters as new Coffee Forums UK sponsors.

    Origin Coffee can be contacted via their website http://origincoffee.co.uk or via Twitter @origincoffee

    Please drop by their website, buy some beans and enter the discount code shown when purchasing their Buziraguhinwa beans from Burundi.

    click the origin banner above to go to the Origin Coffee Roasters website
    by Published on 02-12-13 11:59  Number of Views: 1777 

    Brewing great coffee also requires the best tools, so who wouldn’t want a beautifully designed scale to complement their brewing equipment.

    The Acaia Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale is able to be used with most filter brewing methods (including French Presses, V60 dripper, Chemex, Woodneck etc) and as a device for weighing grounds.

    The Acaia Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale has been designed to provide the precision & consistency you need for brewing the perfect cup of coffee

    To see a video of the Acaia Coffee Brewing Scale in action visit
    www.acaia.co and the Kickstarter page



    Do let us know if you have pledged towards the Kickstarter goal. I'd love to hear about your experiences.

    I will also have a unit for review in early January.
    Published on 23-10-13 10:20  Number of Views: 578 

    Coffee Omega took to the streets of Milan to attend the world leading coffee expo HOST 2013 that took place over the last weekend. Many products where showcased but the coffee machine that everyone was buzzing about is the mysterious new Sanremo Opera.

    But why is there so much HYPE around this ‘Ultimate coffee machine’?

    Sanremo an Italian company based in Treviso have very quietly spent the last year working with some of the top players in the coffee industry such as UK Barista Champion John Gordon, of Square Mile Coffee, to develop an impressive new espresso machine. The Opera’s shell houses five individual insulated boilers, three for each group head plus a steam boiler and a pre-heater that circulates water over the top of each group. Opera is also fitted with a load cell, built directly into its drip tray, displaying of the weight of the beverage made from one of Opera’s groups. Like all the settings, the weight is displayed on an LCD screen built directly into the group head. All the relevant information for the barista is directly in front of him or her, and the machine’s ergonomics have been carefully considered as well. You can, for example, engage the steam want using a switch that toggles in 360 degrees, helping to ease the strain of repetitive movement and the lever itself is an up and down movement. This exciting new product is what the coffee machine industry has been waiting for.

    This product will be coming to Coffee Omega very soon but the details regarding the prices are still being kept a secret.
    Watch this space.

    Click here for pictures

    www.coffeeomega.co.uk - info@coffeeomega.co.uk - 0843 289 6422 - Mahdi
    Published on 21-10-13 07:22     Number of Views: 520 

    Coffee Omega is leading supplier in the catering trade covering UK nationwide.

    We are looking for a positive thinking, enthusiastic, energetic, charismatic, and happy, sales person to join our business in the “hospitality world”, to represent either La Spaziale, Sanremo, Rancilio, or La Marzocco range.

    The responsibilities of the role include:

    • Account management
    • Dealing with day to day requests from existing customers and new enquiries for your designated brand
    • Generating new customers in order to keep driving the business forward
    • Exploring new areas for potential sales
    • Bringing in new distributors and buyers nationwide

    The successful candidate will be provided with a full equipment training, sales training, literature, leads, etc covering London (within M25 region). Other regions will be considered from the right candidate.

    With basic salary and commission the expected package can easily achieve £35k and upwards.

    More info email: info@coffeeomega.co.uk or Call: 0843 289 6422

    Closing Date: On-going

    Start Date: ASAP after successful references been obtained
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