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Burundi Cup of Excellence 2014

I’ve just returned from Bujumbura where I’ve again had the pleasure of serving on the International jury for their COE. This was my second time on the Burundi jury, I was also at their first competition in 2012 and I…

Opening drinks at Penny University

Thanks to everyone who came down to help us celebrate the launch of Penny University.  It was busier than we expected, and we were pleasantly surprised so many people wanted to drink coffee rather than the free beer! With the…

The Penny University

On Saturday 22nd, at 10am we’re going to open the doors to the Penny University – our first retail space. We hope to see some of you there!  (Though please bear in mind that there are only 6 seats at…

UBF 6 – Let’s take it outside Santa

Columbia Road is a magical place on a Wednesday evening in December, the lovely shops are open but it isn’t as crowded and bustling as when the flower market is on. Need another reason to visit?  Join us for the…

UBF Round 3 – Tickets, Event and More!

For those of you competing you’ll want to click here to grab a ticket before they all go! The Event: Time: 7.30pm (7pm for Competitors) Date: September 30th Venue: Pavilion Cafe, Corner of Globe Road and Old Ford Road, Victoria…

UBF ROUND 2 – SOLD OUT!!!

Challenge: ACF 7oz cups.  Can you pour on demand? The wheel of fortune will decide the pours.  Can you bring it…..? Competitors: Tickets – £5 (Prize fund of £50 + some barista wares) Please arrive at 7pm for the draw,…

Taste of Canada report

What a way to round off this run of espresso events!  Taste of Canada was an awesome evening, as always made special by the coffees the roasters sent. Frustratingly the coffee from Discovery fell victim to our postal service (do…

Taste of Canada

Quiet for a while, then two posts in one day!  Such a flurry of activity! So – the final Taste of Event that we are going to do for a while.  They have been a huge success (far more popular…

USBC finals live at the roastery!

UPDATE:  DUE TO ANNOYING US CHANGES WITH CLOCKS GOING FORWARDS THE FINALS WILL BEGIN AT 7:00PM! ***IF YOU WANT TO COME, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY LEAVING A COMMENT OR BY SENDING US AN EMAIL!!!*** On Sunday March 8th you…

South East Regional Barista Champion: Gwilym Davies!

South East Regional Barista Champion: Gwilym Davies!

Yesterday saw the last of the UK regional heats take place in Lewes, featuring baristas from London and the South East plus a couple of out of region entrants. We knew this last heat was going to be a tough…