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    by Published on 14-10-12 03:30  Number of Views: 2172 

    The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) is proud to announce that it will be hosting SCAE World of Coffee, Nice 2013 in the stunning city of Nice, France. With over €39.7 Million* orders placed by visitors to World of Coffee, Vienna in June of this year, SCAE World of Coffee, Nice 2013 is looking to top this figure on 26th-28th June at the Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Europe’s premier speciality coffee event is tailor-made for coffee professionals, growers, importers/exporters, roasters, and manufacturers/distributors of equipment and other coffee-related supplies (including bakeries and more). With an expected attendance of up to 5,000 visitors** and representation from over 40 countries, the event is set to be a hotspot for baristas, vendors and foodservice professionals alike. From restaurants and hotels; coffee shops and leisure centres; snack bars and canteens SCAE World of Coffee, NIce 2013 is an event designed to indulge the needs of every coffee enthused professional from the specialist barista to the mainstream food and beverage suppliers.

    SCAE World of Coffee, Nice 2013 is a global 3-day extravaganza incorporating over 100 exhibitors and 4 WORLD COFFEE COMPETITIONS (the World Latte Art Championship; the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship; the World Cup Tasters Championship and the all new World Coffee Roasting Championship). The event also stages a WORKSHOP PROGRAMME of certified training courses from SCAE’s COFFEE DIPLOMA SYSTEM and GOLD CUP RESEARCH PROGRAMME. Recognising talent from within the industry, SCAE World of Coffee 2013 will again host the NEW PRODUCT OF THE SHOW AWARDS and the SCAE AWARDS FOR COFFEE EXCELLENCE. Once again visitors can enjoy The VILLAGE - a showcase of innovation in the micro roasting/producing sector and TAMPER TANTRUM - a series of talks and debate by notable guest presenters in front of a live audience, which are live- streamed on the internet. Following the great success of its inaugural feature in Vienna, The SCAE BUSINESS CONFERENCE will be back by popular demand where presenters and delegates will analyse, discuss and debate the key business concerns of the coffee industry.

    Executive Director of SCAE, Mr David Veal said, “With 78% of visitors to SCAE World of Coffee, Vienna 2012 declaring that they will be attending the event in 2013 and 58% of those visitors placing an order, we are looking forward to once again welcoming visitors from the coffee industry to the spectacular city of Nice. We are delighted to have already secured fantastic support from the local Chapter of SCAE in France and local enterprises and expect to help further boost the businesses of coffee industry professionals worldwide next June.”

    **The visitor profile of SCAE World of Coffee, Nice 2013 is expected to once again include: Foodservice Industry Proprietors and Managers; Baristas; Coffee Retailers; Hotels; Restaurants; Cafés - Snack Bars - Take-aways; Canteens; Bakeries; Pubs – Nightclubs - Wine Bars; Franchise Operators; Contract Caterers; Forecourt Caterers; In-Store Caterers; Trade Associations; Leisure Centres and Sports Clubs; Cash & Carries; and Wholesalers.

    * = Extracted from results of an Independent Survey
    by Published on 13-10-12 01:40  Number of Views: 761 

    UK Coffee Events (managed by the SCAE UK Chapter) is pleased to announce that Expowest Westcountry has been selected to host Regional Heat 1 of the 2013 UK Barista Championships.

    The Expowest Westcountry Exhibition is set to take place on 6th- 7th February 2013, at Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ and is now owned and managed by Hale Events.

    Visitor entry to this exhibition is free

    Registration for 2013 UK Barista Championship competitors will be managed online this year. Entry has been set at £25 and the registration link will be provided later this month.Follow @scaeuk or @ukbc and @expowest_uk on Twitter and search for information using the hashtag #ukceheat1

    UK Coffee Events is in the final stages of host discussions with 2 further parties and details of these Regional Heats will be released next week

    We are still seeking hosts in the South East region for the 2013 season and have published the UKCE 2013 Host Requirements Document

    Please download the document and contact Jamie Banwell if you would like to be considered as a Host for 2013.

    The UK Coffee Events finals will be held at The London Coffee Festival 25-28 April 2013.
    by Published on 24-09-12 08:35  Number of Views: 1110 

    A celebration of Tea and Coffee will be coming to London’s Southbank Centre from 2-4 November.

    Organised by Yael Rose, Festival Director for the popular Cheese & Wine, Real Bread and The Chocolate ...
    by Published on 22-09-12 09:12  Number of Views: 1517 

    On Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2012 the Glasshouse at Waddesdon Manor becomes the venue for Pull-Brew-Melt, a Coffee, Tea and Chocolate festival for all the family to enjoy.

    Pull Brew Melt is totally free to attend and any donations will go straight to Coffee Kids

    Timetable of Events
    All times and events are subject to change
    Saturday 29th
    10:00 • Show Opens ...
    Published on 08-07-12 08:00  Number of Views: 1594 

    Article written by Mike Haggerton - (

    During the recent World Barista Championships we saw Stephen Morrissey (2008 WBC Champion) discussing WBC judges scoring with the comperes, Nicholas Cho, James Hoffmann and Stephen Leighton. For me his insights were fascinating. For example, he said (and I'm paraphrasing, so forgive ...
    by Published on 23-06-12 07:44  Number of Views: 1896 

    At the 2012 SCAE World of Coffee exhibition in Vienna, Raul Rodas from Guatemala was crowned 2012 World Barista Champion, becoming the second producing nation barista to take home this coveted accolade.

    Congratulations also to Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood of the UK for his ...
    by Published on 05-06-12 02:07  Number of Views: 1598 

    This time next week I'll be in Vienna, at the SCAE World of Coffee Exhibition at Messe Wien Congress Center.

    Team UK will be representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
    in the following events;
    Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood - UK Barista ...
    by Published on 14-05-12 10:01  Number of Views: 2779 

    Coffee Forums UK will be exhibiting at Pull-Brew-Melt | The Indie Coffee, Tea and Chocolate Festival 2012

    Taking place on the weekend of 29-30 September at The Glass House, Waddesdon Plant Centre, in the ...
    by Published on 01-05-12 11:06  Number of Views: 4160 

    The SCAE UK Chapter held both the Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters competitions at The London Coffee Festival on Sunday 29 April 2012. These events, hosted by Allegra, focussed on brewed coffee and taste profiles.

    The 2012 ...
    by Published on 01-05-12 01:43  Number of Views: 2347 

    The SCAE UK Chapter held both the semi-final and final rounds of the UK Barista Championship at The London Coffee Festival on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April 2012. The event, hosted by Allegra, saw the 20 top scoring baristas from the 6 regional heats, ...

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