Monday, 22 February 2010

UK Barista Championships Week - February 22nd

Hello all,
We have very very good news. Estelle Bright, our barista from Abergavenny in Wales is currently placed 7th out of the whole of the UK going into the semi finals for the UK Barista Championships. The semi finals will be held at the Hotelympia exhibition this coming Sunday, in front of a potential 2,000 people. If Estelle gets into the final six, she will compete on Monday the 1st March for the title of best in the UK, then represent the UK in the World Championships in June.

Estelle has put a lot of hard work into her competition this year, we have had three practice sessions with guest judges and audience and Estelle has been staying back most nights to practice, practice, practice.

The man who features in Kaffeine the movie, John Gordon, is currently placed 6th in the UK, will also be in the semi finals and also has a very, very good chance.

For Kaffeine to be connected to these two star baristas is humbling. We wish them all the very best.

Porridge with condiments of muscovado sugar, rhubarb and raspberry compote, mixed fruit or chopped nuts 2.20
Traditional bircher muesli with homemade compote 2.50
Wheat free muesli with choped nuts and fruit, popped corn and compote 2.50
Croissants filled with coppa cotta ham, talleggio cheese, spinach and plum tomatoes 3.50
Ciabattini with poached egg, english bacon, rocket and tromato salsa 3.50
Seven seeded toast with kaffeine preserves and le secure butter 1.50
Kaffeine cinnamon and raisin toast 1.50

Baked goods
Lemon, poppy seed and cream cheese muffins 1.50
Tomato, red onion and parmesan muffins 1.50
Super moist chocolate brownies 1.80
ANZAC, Afgans and chocolate chip cookies 1.50
Carrot cake friands 1.70
Banana bread 1.50
Passionfruit melting moments 1.50

Soup! 3.00 or 3.50
Bacon and Pea Soup
Moroccan tomato and chicken soup

Foccacia with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.50
Roast courgette, artichokes, kumara, red onion, capsicum with spinach and hummus OR
Coppa cotta ham with herbed ricotta and rocket

French retro baguettes 4.00
Coppa cotta ham, gruyere, rocket, plum tomatoes and dijon OR
Bufala mozzerella, tomato, basil and spinach

Salads 4.50 or 6.50
Kumara and orange salad with goats cheese and rocket AND
Brown rice salad with broccoli, courgettes and cashews

Fritatta 3.00 or 5.50 with salad
Potato, red onion, leek and goats cheese

If you wish to come along on Sunday or Monday to watch, search 'hotelympia' and register online for free tickets. If you wish to send your support via twitter, search estelle_coffee or johngordon09.

Peter, Catherine, Estelle, Rhea, Jared, Erin.

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