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UKBC Finals 2017 - at Espressofest in Bristol

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Introducing Espressofest, the new home of the UKBC Finals.


Sitting alongside two days of the UKBC competition will be a mini festival supported by our fantastic sponsors. Plus Sunday will see panel discussions and content provided by the world renown ‘Tamper Tantrum’, whilst both days will have a wide range of educational content curated by SCA UK board member Ben Townsend and supported by the London School of Coffee, Mercanta and the Barista Guild Of Europe.


Espressofest will be held at the Passenger Shed at Brunel's Historic Temple Meads Station, where the sixteen highest placed competitors from the UKBC heats will compete in the semi-finals on Saturday 19th Augusts. The six highest scoring will then battle it out on Sunday 20th August, where the winner will be crowned the United Kingdom Barista Champion 2017 and will go on to represent the UK in the World Barista Championships in November in Seoul, South Korea.


Tickets cost £6 each and cover both days; Saturday 19th August and the Sunday 20th August. All proceeds from the sale of the tickets will be donated to the charity of the 2017 UKBC Winner.*



Edited by matisse

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Tamper Tantrum is confirmed for the Sunday,



Panel discussions will follow each finalist, moderated by Steve and Colin and with a great panel of speakers;


Cerianne Bury - green buyer for Trabocca coffee, Q grader

Nick Mabey - Head of QC for Assembly Coffee

Jessie May Peters - Honor Coffee in paris and Barista Guild working group member.


We also have a great line up of talks and videos curated by Ben Townsend in our seminar room, details to follow but they include home brewing, cupping and discussions on green sourcing.


Finally you can expect stands from:


La Spaziale with Clifton Coffee

VA Machinery


Northiam Farm



Barista Guild of Europe

London School of Coffee


Beyond The Bean

Moor Brewery (with thier coffee beers!)


Tickets from http://www.espressofest.com

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