Oxford had its first ever Barista competition on 8th October this year. The OxBarsistaSlam latte art competition was held a Joseph Perks&Co and sponsored by UECoffee Roasters.

I was there to watch the action, two of our Baristas entered and I streamed some of the proceedings live on Periscope. There is a montage of the action below.

It is great to see these competitions move out of London, as 3 years ago we didn’t have enough artisan coffee shops to hold a competition!

Competitions like these help raise the bar significantly for the independent Coffee Shop who needs to stand out from the crowd.



The Daily Grind - How to open and run a Coffee Shop that Makes Money

Published December 2015 -  pre order at at www.dailygrindbook.com 

About the authors

Andrew and Claire Bowen have run their own coffee shops for the last decade starting as franchisees and moving to develop their own independent business. The knowledge and experience gained from this have been used in the development of Café Success – the UK’s best resource for a coffee shop, café and tearoom owners. Free to Join at cafesuccesshub.com it is growing to cover all aspects of setting up and running a coffee business. Please link in with them and join the Coffee Shop Owners of the UK discussion group on linked in.