Only a couple of days now before I cease to be the UK barista champion, and it has been an amazing couple of years. Over the next five days there is a load of coffee stuff happening and it is all being topped off by the UKBC finals.
Hotelympia is a massive tradeshow, happening every two years and this year the SCAE UK has gotten quite involved and has 5 days of a World of Coffee happening within it. Perhaps I am biased (I am giving a few talks, as are Anette and Stephen) but it is impressive that the SCAE UK have created something as big as this.
I think most of the sessions are quite booked up, but I think there are a few spaces left if people are interested – I think they’ve closed the online booking but seeing as the show is free to get into you could probably sign up on the day.
Aside from all this we have three days of barista competition – 2 days of semi finals where the top 24 nationwide compete and then a 6 person finals on the final day (Thursday). I should be thoroughly coffeed out pretty soon… Looking forward to it a lot!
Let me know (in the comments) if you are coming down. I am working the first couple of days of the show for La Spaziale, pulling some shots – come by and have a coffee.