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  1. Coffee Lounge
    I'm writing this with a severn caffeine hit. Day two done at the WoC Dublin and have to say great event. Met some serious people like Mark Ruta from Pullman (who sold me a savage tamper), Mr Reg Barber himself and the lads that designed and build the comandante hand grinder (a really nice piece...
  2. Coffee Beans
    Just managed to get hold of a small amount of the beans used by Ben Put to come third in the WBC this year. Some background here - http://baristamagazine.com/blog/?p=16575 I'll dial them in later this week and post my impressions on here. Call in to the shop if you want to try them and are in...
  3. Coffee Lounge
    There's going to be some arguments with these changes I suspect, but put quickly: The same espresso machine and grinder will be used by all competitors. They will be, Victoria Arduino Black Eagle espresso machine and the Mahlkonig K30 Vario grinder. The more interesting change is that the...
  4. Coffee Forum Homepage Articles
    Late last night the 2013 UK Barista Champion - John Gordon (Operations Manager at Square Mile Coffee Roasters) - competed in the first round of the 2013 World Barista Championships. In a routine similar to that crafted in UKBC Regional Heat 3 at Bury St Edmunds and perfected at The London...
  5. Syndicated News and Coffee Tweets around the world
    coffee_forums: RT @WBC2010: Volunteer opportunities available. Register to volunteer for SCAE/WBC events in London, June 23-25. http://tinyurl.com/y8n494s More...
  6. Announcements Archive
    With 2009 rapidly coming to an end I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for joining Coffee Forums UK over the past 18 months. We've had an influx of members over the past 2 months, and this has resulted in more traffic and a greater number of topics / questions and general...
  7. Announcements Archive
    Congratulations on your UKBC title today Gwilym! I couldn't think of a nicer person to represent the UK at the WBC in Atlanta in a few months time. This years standard was extremely high and it is a sign of the growth of the industry. I hope the preparations for Atlanta go well and hope to...
  8. Coffee Lounge
    We have the new WBC equipment sponsors! And I was sad enough to wait around for them lol. So, let me tell you a story... I got a message from the WBC group on Facebook (anyone who hasn't joined it really should) saying that the WBC '09-'11 sponsors were going to be announced at 2pm London time...
  9. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    I've been trawling YouTube lately looking for a few how to (and how not to) videos for use in an upcoming project. Have you videoed yourself extracting a great shot, or your entire routine? I'd be interested in hosting videos here if you'd be happy to share them. Do you have any links to...
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