11th - 13th November 2015
The Meydan Gallery
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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UAE Barista Championship

The biggest event of the region’s espresso industry is returning to Dubai. It is time for submission of entries to the 7th NATIONAL UAE BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP.

The most skilled and professional baristas in the UAE will again battle for the coveted title of the 7th UAE Barista Champion at the International Coffee & Tea Festival 2015. The competition begins on 11th November and concludes with a final round and champion’s ceremony on 13th November 2015.

Event Overview

The UAE Barista Championship will highlight the skills and knowledge of the country’s finest baristas. Each barista must prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four original espresso-based signature beverages in a 15-minute performance set to the music of their choice. As they ready their coffee beverages, contestants engage the audience, explaining their actions and selections, while expertly working on the espresso machine.

The winner of the 7th UAE Barista Championship will receive the highest national honor for any Barista and will be sponsored to represent UAE at the 2016 World Barista Championship in Seattle, Washington competing against 54 countries.

Event Overview Structure

The competition takes place over 4 days and consists of the preliminary round over the first 3 days and a finals round on the last day. Each competitor competes only once in the preliminary round, and then the top 3/6 (competitor numbers dependent) will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes the 2015 UAE Barista Champion. (Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.)

Each year the bar gets set higher and higher as we see competitors who have trained and practiced meticulously to get to the World Barista Championship. Competitors go through the process of planning every aspect of their presentation. They pick the coffee they want to serve, the cups, the table decor and even the music to set the ambiance for their performance.

Interested in taking part in the 7th UAE Barista Championship?  Here’s what you need to do:

Download and review the competition rules and regulations.

Proceed to Competitor Registration


Did you know that you may be eligible to apply for a concessional Entry fee?  CLICK HERE Concession Prices announced for independent baristas looking to compete in UAE Barista or Latte Art Championship or Cezve/Ibrik ChampionshipWe at UAE Coffee Events understand the difficulties faced by low income baristas in the region. We also appreciate that you may be talented and eager to compete but unable to do so due to financial circumstance. Therefore, we now have available a Concession Request form. Use this form to apply for a substantial reduction of up to 80% discount on the entry fee to compete in the 2015 UAE Barista Championship, the UAE Latte Art Championship and/or Cezve/Ibrik Championship.

This form must be submitted in addition to your standard Application Form of your chosen Championship.
for more info

Email or fax the signed forms to:


Attention: National Coordinator

Fax: (04) 3355141 / Email: info at icedxb.com

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