Finalists for the UK Barista Championship

Scothot uk barista Champiosnhips

Dan Fellows, Origin Coffee, Cornwall @DanFellows1 @origincoffee

Dale Harris, Has Bean, Midlands @acousticcoffee @hasbean

Diana Johnston, Workshop Coffee, London @baristasaurus @workshopcoffee

Estelle Bright, La Marzocco UK, London @estelle_coffee @lamarzocco

Jana Slamova, Baxter Storey, London @JSlamova @baxter_storey

*******winner******Maxwell Colonna Dashwood, Colonna and Smalls, Bath @colonna_smalls

Scothot uk barista Champiosnhips
Judges at work

The winner goes forward to the represent the UK at The World Barista Championships in Seattle!


We also checked out Illy coffee, smooth Arabica beans and have some products to review.

Scothot illy coffee

Scothot illy coffee

The LA Group Liquid Academy featured delicious soup by Tom Lewis of Monachyle Mhor Hotel paired with Glengoyne Whisky.

La group liquid academy tom Lewis Mhonacle mhor hotel

La group liquid academy tom Lewis Mhonacle mhor hotel Made me think of having Whisky with food and not just a stand alone drink,  pair it with dishes and let the flavours work together.

Lots of competition of a chef variety with Young Scottish Chef of the year as well as various food challenges.

Chef scothot Glasgow

Chef scothot Glasgow
Chef Jak O’Donnell helps judge
Chef scothot Glasgow
Gleneagles Head Chef, Alan Gibb

Adam Handling from Caxton Grill won Scottish Chef of the Year – well done!

Scotch Broth Events were on the spotlight stage talking about “Scottish Terroir”. Learning about smells, geology and thinking of how to sell Scotland.

Chef scothot Glasgow
Scotch Broth Events



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