As a Bristol born ‘n bred company with a proud love for all things coffee; Beyond the Bean are proud to announce their sponsorship of the UK Barista Championship!

The competitions will span over several months from all corners of the UK; from Warwick to Bristol to Glasgow where they will culminate in a grand finale to pick the winner will go on to represent the UK at the World Barista Championship in Seattle. Beyond the Bean are particularly excited to see the Southern heat land here in Bristol in the local landmark that is the SS Great Britain.

The Barista Championship is considered the hardest of the SCAE competitions. Competitors will have to test their coffee knowledge, as well as considering presentation, preparation and all round amazing barista skills; it’s not an easy feat. And with each year that passes the game is getting stronger, the coffee scene is more popular than ever and the heats are attracting more attention than they have before.

“Having supported UKBC as sponsors, judges and committee members for over 5 years in the past we took a short break but are now we’re really excited to get back on board” says Helen Ostle, Brand Manager at Beyond the Bean. “BTB are all about supporting UK baristas and this is the time where everyone in the industry comes together. We can’t wait for the first heat!”

Being a UKBC sponsor is a badge that Beyond the Bean are excited to pin on; beverage innovation is what we are about, so we are thrilled to be part of such a prestigious competition that is also about innovation in the industry. The first heat starts this Sunday (23rd Nov) in Warwick, have your tampers at the ready…