We shall be streaming the competitions all day from Food And Bev Live.
SCAE Ireland is happy to announce the most comprehensive independent Coffee Education Programme ever seen on this island. This year we will run the SCAE Coffee Diploma for the first time, covering coffee education and certification in green coffee, coffee roasting, grinding , brewing, sensory and barista skills. With a curriculum written by renowned industry experts, it is an opportunity for those involved in the coffee sector to upskill in all things coffee. Participants can sit modules and certifications specifically to suit their profession or sit all modules and earn themselves an SCAE Coffee Diploma.
THE BEST VALUE IS FOR SCAE IRELAND MEMBERS TO SIGN UP FOR THE FULL DIPLOMA FOR €1,000 (€1,250 FOR NON-MEMBERS), A SAVING OF €290 & €250 RESPECTIVELY.
NOTE – IN THE EVENT OF ONE COURSE SELLING OUT FASTER THAN OTHERS, PRECEDENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE BOOKING THE FULL DIPLOMA COURSE.
At various accessible locations around Dublin to suit the module in question. See WWW.SCAE.IE
Some of the finest teachers in the coffee industry will be on hand to present seminars and certify attendees including:
John Thompson – CoffeeNexus
John has over 16 years of experience in speciality coffee, working on projects from the field through to retail. His work at origin has spanned several continents. John has worked closely with coffee growers in several countries developing long term relationships, sustainable buying programs, and quality improvement initiatives. John now trains and consults across the globe through his company Coffee Nexus, primarily on sourcing, sensory and roasting related projects. He has recently worked with the SCAE in developing the Coffee Diploma system, leading the green coffee section of the program, and supporting the Sensory module.
Filip Akerblom – Brasset AB
Filip today runs Brasett AB, trading green beans and retailing to Scandinavian micro roasters; Lilla Kafferosteriet AB, a micro roastery and coffee bar in the south of Sweden; and Svenska Specialkaffe Akademin, delivering education for national and international coffee business.
A certified Brewmaster, and an SCAE Authorised Trainer, Filip has judged in seven Cup of Excellence competitions and was lead author on the curriculum for SCAE’s roasting module.
Paul Stack –Marco Beverage Systems
Programme leader of the SCAE Gold Cup, Paul co-authored the Brewing and Grinding and Advanced Brewing modules for the SCAE Coffee Diploma curriculum and has been delivering seminars and workshops throughout Europe for the last five years.
David Walsh –Marco Beverage Systems
David has lectured widely on all things coffee, been part of World Coffee Events’ machine certification process in 2011 and placed 2nd in the World Cup-Tasters Championship in both 2010 and 2011. A certified Brewmaster, David also placed 3rd & 2nd in the Irish Barista Championships in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Julia Murray –Espressosense
Julia is a vastly experience trainer with over 15 years experience, Julia is a certified Barista Level 2 calibrator and has taught Barista certification all over Ireland for many years.
DETAILED CURRICULUM HERE: http://scae.com/education/coffee-diploma-modules.html
Here is the timetable for the February 1st Finals.
Congratulations in no particular order are due to your 2012 (yes, I know) Avonmore Irish Barista Championship finalists:
Massive thanks to all the competitors for their tremendous efforts. While the 6 above succeeded on the day, there were other competitors who showed great promise and will no doubt be future finalists, perhaps champions.
We must also note the great efforts of the judging team, who gave up not just this weekend, but also days for workshops and calibration. The standards of judging in the Irish Competition have been raised significantly this year. Well done all.
Thanks to the organising team for days and nights of work leading up to the event, to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day.
Thanks to our sponsors CMA Astoria and Avonmore for their ongoing committment, ensuring this competition has a future.
Finally, a big thanks to our hosts, Java Republic, who provided a great venue and great support throughout.