UKBC 2023 - Welsh Heat - 16th February 2023

UKBC 2023 - Welsh Heat - 16th February 2023


Welsh Heat  - Thursday 16th of February 2023.

Venue: Boss & Brew Academy, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff, CF10 5AL

14 places available at this heat.

To try to ensure it is as accessible to as many baristas as possible, we are running 4 prelim style heats, where 14 competitors will be required to serve 2 each of the espresso and milk beverage courses only.

 - 20 minutes off stage practice
 - 10 minutes stage prep
 - 7 minutes comp
 - 5 minutes clean up

The UKBC 2023 heats will follow the relevant 2022 WBC Rules and will be scored using the elements from the 2022 WBC score sheets relevant to the drinks served.

The Prelim Heat Score Sheets are available to download here:

UKBC Regional Sensory Score Sheet
UKBC Regional Technical Score Sheet
UKBC Regional Head Judge Score Sheet 

Competitors must bring their own crockery and additional equipment.

The machines being used on stage at the heats are La Cimbali M200 GT1 3 Groups fixed at 9bar pressure (2 groups used for practice). These will be fitted with Cimbali 18 - 22g HD PRO baskets and the machine temperature can be modified if requested before the start of the competition day.  

There will be up to 2 Mahlkönig E80 grinders available for each competitor to use during their performance, you can also bring your own E80 as long as it meets the specification agreed with Mahlkönig.

Important Entry Information

Entries are not transferable and are not automatically refundable.
When purchasing the entry, you MUST include the full name of who will be competing. If the named person is unable to compete, that place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list by the SCA UK. It is not transferable by the original purchaser. A refund will only be offered if the SCA UK can fill the place. No refunds will be offered on places cancelled within 10 days of the competition date.
Only one entry into the 2023 UKBC is allowed per competitor. If more than one entry is purchased and registered to the same competitor, only the first entry will be valid, and any subsequent places will be released to the waiting list or put on general sale by the SCA UK.

All competitors must agree to the SCA Code of Conduct  in order to compete.
SCA Membership is not mandatory for competitors, however, the SCA UK will refund 50% of the entrance fee to competitors who are 'NAMED' SCA Members - i.e. have an individual SCA membership or are listed as a named member on a company membership. The refund will take place once we have been able to confirm with SCA Head Quarters. 
Strictly one entry per person per transaction - You will not be able to check out if you have more than one registration in your cart.
Competitors may find the entry process quicker if they create an account or log in to the SCA UK website first.