As some of you are aware the World Barista Championship starts tomorrow in Atlanta Georgia! I’m going to wear my Flat cap solidly for the next 5 days! Gwilym Davies from London is representing us (the UK) this year. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish our wonderful ‘bearded house boat dweller’ the best […]Read more "Go Gwilym…..WBC starts tomorrow!"
On my long and complicated trip back from a weekend visiting my girlfriend and favorite London cafes I took the opportunity to listen back to a few of the coffeegeek podcasts that Mark Prince puts out. One thing that he discussed amongst others is the exisitance of the untouchables. “Who are the untouchables?” I hear […]Read more "How Do We Reach the ‘Untouchables’"
Hi guys Just got back to the UK after Trieste Espresso Expo and the European Team Coffee Challenge. I thought you guys might want to see a selection of the ‘millions’ of the photos I took. Hope you enjoy them (I’ve tried not to incriminate anyone too much) http://tinyurl.com/5fhs82 Please tag anyone you know so […]Read more "A Little Tease from Trieste! More posts to come."
Hi guys! As you’ve seen in previous posts, I like a good Etch from time to time. As I went to art college (yes i did!) this side of coffee really appeals to me. A big blank canvas that you can make into what you want and then drink all of its creamy goodness afterwards. […]Read more "Silly Etching Competition …….Just for fun!"
Look at the picture above! It’s a picture of the machine in my shop when it’s been put ‘to bed’. What immediately springs to mind? Are you thinking ‘God that’s anal’ or are you thinking ‘Ohh that’s a good idea’? Maybe you’re looking at the picture and thinking ‘What the hell is that’. More and more over […]Read more "Am I Cleaning ‘Too Much’ or is this just Good Practice?"
Hi Guys, Here are the dates for the heats – venues to follow when I get them from Helen @ B the B. ‘Competition season is here’ January N. Ireland in Belfast – 14th / 15th Scotland in Edinburgh – 21st W. England & S. Wales in Cardiff. – 28th February S.W. […]Read more "UK Barista Championship 2009: Regional Dates Announced"
Hi blog followers. I’m posting this here as I know there are quite a few Pumphreys customers who follow my blog. I’m very proud of everyone. Well Done! Pumphreys Grainger Market Shop Scoops Local Award The staff of Pumphrey’s Coffee Centre in the Grainger market have won a local award for outstanding customer […]Read more "Very Proud of the Pumphreys Coffee Centre"
I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank my ever dutiful girlfriend Lorna. She puts up with my coffee obsessed rambling and is even going to come with me to Trieste (I hope she knows what she’s in for). Lorna works at ‘Based Upon’ in London and is a very skilled […]Read more "Thank You Lorna"
Hi Guys, I just thought I’d keep you guys in the loop for the up and comming Barista jams which are happening in Bristol and Newcastle! The UK section of SCAE together with Pumphrey’s Coffee and Beyond the Bean will be hosting Barista Jams for future budding barista champions. The jams will focus on all […]Read more "We’re ‘JAMMIN’"