SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2015 United Kingdom Barista Championship is made possible by direct support from La Spaziale UK. All of SprudgeLive’s 2015 barista competition coverage is underwritten in partnership with Square and Urnex Brands.
We’re proud to serve as official media partners of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe–UK Chapter, who produce these extraordinary events.
We reached out to each of the 2015 UK Barista Championship competitors prior to their routines, to learn a bit more about them as competitors and coffee pros. We hope you enjoy these interviews!
Name: Estelle Bright
Company: La Marzocco
Number of years behind the bar: 10
Number of competitions: 7
UK latte art 2008/2009/2010 2nd place all years
UKBC 2010 8th in UK
UKBC 2013/2014 3rd in UK
UKBC 2015 (currently 3rd)
Competition Coffee: Natural Kenyan (from Cafe Imports)
Competition Milk: Northiam dairy.
Signature Beverage: Berry-goodness!!!
Blackberry reduction, Espresso, Cocoa simple syrup, shaken over frozen berries, served in a glass and sprayed with blueberry reduction…
Secret Weapons: That’s a secret 😉
Playlist: Dark Corners – Sonny and the sunsets
Songs For Teenagers – The Gaslight Anthem
Cant Do Without You – Caribou
Another Girl Another Planet – The only ones
Routine Theme: Social Media 😉
Total Practice Hours: too many to mention!!!
Just team La Marzocco and Friends in Coffee.
Fashion: Leather Skirt by a local designer.
Shirt by Topshop
Boots by Grenson
Apron by Ray Steels
Additional notes: Sprudge rocks, love you guys!!!!!
Social Medias: Twitter: estelle_coffee Instagram: coffee_mistress