The Union Barista Championships 2014

First Published - December 15, 2014 (By Steven – Co-Founder)

We welcomed a lovely crowd of talented baristas to the roastery in east London last week, for the 2014 Barista Championships. There’s a full round up here, but we wanted to say congratulations again to all our competitors and to our worthy winners!

Best Espresso went to Luke from Harris + Hoole in Cannon Street. He also scooped Best Signature drink, which incorporated tea from Ceylon One in Borough Market.

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Best Cappuccinos was awarded to Annagh from Gather and Gather.

Jeremy Torz and Annagh Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on to our overall winners…

In third place was Ellenor Auld from Espresso Bar Mozzino in Soho.

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Second place, in a very close contest, went to Eduardo Donegal Teixeira from Gail’s Bakery.

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And the overall winner, with a stunning presentation, was Annagh Butler from Gather and Gather.

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We had a brilliant day, thank you to every one for coming, and we look forward to welcoming another talented crop of baristas to the roastery again next year.

If you’re getting ready for UKBC and WBC competitions, come and talk to us. Our trainers and roastmasters can help you choose coffees and our experienced sensory and technical judges are always ready to give pointers too.

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