As of today we officially open our newest venture the Pumphreys Coffee Centre and Brewing Emporium. As many of you know Pumphreys have had a site selling freshly roasted coffee beans, loose tea and various associated paraphernalia in the Grainger Market for over 40 years. We haven’t been fortunate enough to have the facilities at […]Read more "Pumphreys Coffee Centre and Brewing Emporium"
Thought you coffee guys might like this as I made myself titter when I added the music. It’s me a the Pumphreys Coffee Centre in Newcastle on Monday serving our great customers. The Coffee I’m drinking is Guatemala Huehuetenango. EnjoyRead more "Little Time Lapse Video"
I was somewhat disappointed with a visit I made to a new account of ours. It seems that a vast amount of people do not clean their machines. Look at this grim picture, I’d scoured the bottom one for about 5 minutes (that one was the dirty one) Why? Why do people do this?Read more "Cleaning, Cleaning, Cleaning"
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 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"
After a failed attempt to buy a new camera yesterday I have started to learn more about my existing cameras features and how to use it manually rather than relying on the automatic settings. The chap at Jessops gave me far too much information and made me realise that I was just being stupid in thinking that […]Read more "Playing with Macro and My Tampers"
Yesterday I spent a fantastic day at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol at the Beyond the Bean Barista Jam, a precursor to the 2008 UK Barista Championships which will be starting very soon, see previous posts. A star-studded line up of current, ex competitors, judges and sponsors were all in attendance to offer words […]Read more "Bristol Barista Jam – Beyond the Bean, SCAE"
Today I had the opportunity to support a local leacturer from Newcastle University with a coffee related project. This is the first time I have been asked to help with any event like this and I was extremely honoured to be even considered. Claudia Baldoli is degree Programme Director, MA in European History at Newcastle […]Read more "Cream of Italy: a cultural history of espresso coffee"