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The TUCO Barista Skills Challenge has developed to be an exciting part of the Competition's event.  It's the perfect platform for you to showcase your skills, knowledge and talent in making the perfect cup of coffee.

You will compete in a live 15-minute competition and produce; four espressos, four cappuccinos and finally four espresso-based, non-alcoholic specialty drinks.

Whilst creating these drinks you will give live commentary to the judges and audience to explain your work and demonstrate your knowledge.

Each competitor is allocated these three preparation and competition periods:

  • 15-minute practice (this is off stage and not filmed or judged)
  • 15-minute setup on stage
  • 15-minute live competition

As this is a live competition there will be spectators and you will be filmed with your work being shown on the main screens.

Our judges will offer written feedback to all entrants.

This year's competitors
Gwen Leahy - Cardiff University
Immacolata Venditto - Cardiff University
Kitti Szabados - Imperial College London
Sophie Dunton - Royal Agricultural University
Claire Couchman - St Mary's University, Twickenham
Fabio Padiglioni - University of Bath
Billy Taylor - University of Birmingham
George Mitea - University of Edinburgh
Francisco Ramos - University of Exeter
Christopher Lang - University of Leicester
Patrycja Dluzniewska - University of Leicester

Would you like to book a place to visit Competitions this year, or support your competitors?  For TUCO Members it's FREE to visit and you can add on accommodation & dinners too - click here to book your place

If you have any queries or questions before or after you have entered, feel free to email us on [email protected] or call the event team on 0344 571 8208.

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