You know what we love doing most here at TTHQ? Getting in on the ground floor of something great! We’ve got a long history of doing just that with all of our event host partners – BGE, Cup North, RGE, and The Barista League, just to name a few – and so we’re super excited to announce another inaugural event partnership with SCA UK‘s Espressofest, new home of the UK Barista Championship semifinal and final rounds.
We’ve also got a long history of being complete competition geeks – evidence here – and we’re super excited to be “filling the gaps” of finals day with quality content, some of which the TT team pioneered all the way back in the early-to-mid days of the WBC in their previous lives.
We’ll be releasing more information about who’ll be joining us on the stage very shortly, but in the meantime, we recommend you nab your tickets now! They’re not only a complete steal in terms of pricing (£6 for the whole weekend!), but an exciting new incentive for this year’s champ – they’ll get to donate the proceeds of all the tickets to a charity of their choice. How utterly fabulous is that?
JESSIE MAY PETERS | Paris
Jessie May started working with coffee as a barista and trainer in London. In 2015, she competed at the UKBC before moving to Paris to be part of the fast growing French specialty community. A keen advocate of volunteering, she is part of this year’s Barista Guild of Europe Working Group.
NICK MABEY | Assembly (London)
Q Grader, Coffee Buyer, Competitor. Truly obsessed with the psychology of coffee drinkers and the sensory ‘sciences.’
CERIANNE BURY | Trabocca (Amsterdam)
Cerianne pulled her first professional espresso in 2005 and she never looked back. Over the years she has held positions from Barista, to Coffee Trainer, and Coffee Product Developer. Currently, as Quality Supervisor and Q Grader at Trabocca, Cerianne heads the cupping lab, calibrates the international sensory panels, manages the Food Safety protocol and is responsible for the sensory evaluation of multiple quality projects in origin.
Next to her work at Trabocca, she actively runs her blog on coffee , is a member of the WBC Evolution Group and speaks at different events, such as the Re;co Symposium and BaristaConnect. After participating in different competitions on a national level herself and training others, she is now a certified WCE sensory judge for Barista and Brewer’s Cup
This year she will be co-organising a ‘The Coffeewoman’ Event in Amsterdam in September.
VA Machinery is the UK importer of Victoria Arduino Espresso Machines and Grinders, the 2015-2017 Espresso Machine partners of the World Barista Championship. Now produced in Belforte del Chienti, Italy, Victoria Arduino continues the tradition of its 1905 founder Pier Teresio Arduino of investing in research to offer the most advanced espresso technologies. For more information, please visit vamachinery.com.