Enter Today!

You have until 5pm on 31st January to get your entries in.
Enter Now






Proudly sponsored by:




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.

The challenge takes place on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th April.

Our judges will offer written feedback to all entrants.

Entry to the Barista Skills Challenge costs £275 per institution, not per person.  This entry fee is only paid once for the institution no matter how many challenges are entered.  Each competitor receives a two-night accommodation package including breakfast and dinners within this cost.

Enter Now


Entries closes at 5pm on 31st January 2020.

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.