rijo42 Barista to compete in UK Barista Championships 2013

rijo42’s Big Dave to compete in national Barista competition

rijo42 Master Barista Big Dave

He trains rijo42 customers in the art of Barista techniques on a weekly basis but now Big Dave is going National. Our very own master Barista, Dave Caple is entering the UK Barista Championships 2013. His competition journey begins on the 5th of March in Bury St Edmonds.

The SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) Barista Championship is deemed the most difficult of their events. It tests coffee knowledge and understanding, presentation, preparation and overall ability. The stakes are incredibly high, as the winner of this year’s championship will have the honour of representing the UK at the World Barista Championship 2013, to be held in Melbourne, Australia in May.

At his heat on the 5th March, Dave will be expected to prepare 4 espresso, 4 cappuccino and 4 espresso-based speciality drinks (non alcoholic). Following his allocated 15 minute set up period, Big Dave will have a further 15 minutes to prepare his 12 drinks, which will then be judged by two technical judges and four sensory judges. The judges will score each Barista out of a maximum of 840 points, with the top 20 scorers being awarded a place in the semi finals at the London Coffee Festival on the 27th April. The final will be held the following day on the 28th April, with only 6 Baristas making it through from the semis to compete for the title of UK Barista Champion 2013.

Dave will be creating his twelve speciality drinks at the Championships with our award winning organic Tunki Coffee. A winning combination as far as we’re concerned. We know first hand what an excellent duo they make.

Big Dave has taught many a rijo42 customer the tricks of the Barista trade through his training course at rijo HQ. In our state-of-the-art showroom Dave teaches the techniques involved in making the ultimate espresso-based speciality drinks from traditional espresso machines. His love and knowledge of coffee coupled with his artistry and patience, make him the perfect tutor and he’s always a huge hit with his protégés. Big Dave’s Barista Course is complimentary for all rijo42 customers. For more information please call 0800 023 4242 or email sales@rijo42.co.uk.

Big Dave's Barista Training Course

Good luck at the Championships Dave!