We are totally stoked that our own Callum Parsons has taken first place in the South West heat of the UK Barista Championships.
The competition, which ran all day on 14th February 2017 at The Paintworks in Bristol saw top baristas from across the South West competing for a place in the UK Barista Championship semi finals.
Each contestant had just 15 minutes to produce three sets of four drinks, espressos, milk beverages and a signature beverage. Callum, selected a honey processed Geisha coffee from Finca Santa Teresa, a boutique coffee farm and mill located high in the cloud forest of Panama. This light and delicate coffee had tasting notes of jasmine, grapefruit and honey.
For the milk course, Callum used locally produced milk from Bruton Dairy, bringing together a world class coffee with top quality ingredients from the South West.
Callum now eagerly awaits the results from the other heats to find out if he has earned a place in the UK Barista Championship finals, which will take place on 19 and 20 August in Passenger Shed Bristol (yeah Bristol!)
An awesome win for Callum. Extract, and the Bristol coffee scene - go Cal!
Well pleased to have won the south west heat in the uk barista championships. Massive thanks to @extractcoffee @brutondairy and the amazing coffee from @fincasantateresa #extractcoffee #extractcoffeeroasters #barista #baristalife #coffeegeek #coffee #coffeegram #panama #geisha #fst #brutondairy #ukbc #ukbc17 #scauk
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About Extract Coffee Roasters
Extract Coffee Roasters is a speciality coffee roasters, carefully selecting the best arabica coffee from across the world. Extract Coffee Roasters roasts over 250,000 kilos of coffee per year across five roasters, all hand restored by Co-founder and Head Roaster, David Faulkner. Extract Coffee Roasters supplies coffee, training and machines to over 500 locations in the UK and offers an online coffee and subscription service.
About UK Barista Championships
The UK Barista Championship is the UK’s premier coffee competition and is run by the Speciality Coffee Association Europe (now Speciality Coffee Association or SCA).
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA, previously SCAE) is a global membership-based association encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide in the speciality coffee industry.
About Bruton Dairy
Bruton Dairy is a Somerset based dairy processing both organic and non-organic pasteurised, unhomogenised milk.
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