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The UK Barista Championships at the London Coffee Festival (photo gallery)

london uk barista cup competitors

All photos by Kate Beard

With competition season in full swing, the 2014 UK Barista Championship came and went this past weekend at the newly lifestyle-focused London Coffee Festival. Here we present to you the championship weekend in photos, all shot by London-based photographer Kate Beard.

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Colonna & Small’s in Bath took home his second UK Barista Championship and will travel to Rimini, Italy in June to compete in the World Barista Championships.

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood dons a lab coat.

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood dons a lab coat.


Other Britons traveling to Italy include Tasters Cup Champion Jason Gonzalez of Colonna & Small’s, Latte Art Champion Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Caracoli Coffee House, Brewers Cup Champion Sebastian Stephenson of Colonna & Small’s, and Ibrik/Cezvre Champion Vadym Granovskiy.

Here are final standings following Sunday’s UK Barista Championship:

1) Maxwell Colonna Dashwood, Colonna & Small’s

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood UK Barista Champion

2) Dale Harris, Has Bean

Dale Harris Has Bean

3) Estelle Bright, Caravan Coffee

Estelle Bright Caravan Coffee

4) John Gordon, Square Mile Coffee Roasters

John Gordon Square Mile

5) Joe Meagher, Flat Caps Coffee

Joe Meagher UK Barista Championship

6) Don Altizo, Baxter Storey

Don Alitzo Baxter Storey Coffee


Here’s more from the event, including several competitors and show-goers alike unabashedly capturing the moment with selfies!