UK Cup Tasters 2017 at Manchester Coffee Festival 2016

UK Cup Tasters 2017 Meet Freda, Q Grader, AST (Sensory Skills and Green Coffee) UK Cup Tasters 2017 Winner! Manchester Coffee Festival (Cup North) hosted the UK Cup Tasters 2017. More Pictures and Films will be added to this post within a few days.  

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6 Shades of Cascara

Profiling Panama Varietals Natural Process Cascara Recipe for the cold brew : 12.5g of Cascara 250ml of cold water Steep the brew for 24 hours in the fridge Remove them from the fridge 1 hour before cupping Depending on their varietals, once brewed each Cascara becomes a different shade of gold.   Recipe for the…

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IMPROVING MY SENSORY SKILLS WITH IDA STEEN (CoffeeMind)

If you work with your nose and tastebuds (barista, sommeliers, chefs, bartenders, mixologists, or training for SCAE Sensory skills or future Q Grader or / and Q Robusta grader, bakers…) I highly encourage you to attend the ‘Sensory performance‘ course with Ida Steen from CoffeeMind. You can read in the Caffeine mag (June – July 2016 #21)  what several people, who…

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Bonjour!

Bonjour! Mon café ce matin est un Rwandais torréfié par Modern Standard, une  petite operation tenue par deux superbes Femmes, Linsey et Zsuzsa. Ce café a des notes d’orange juteuse enrobé de caramel. Absolument délicieux.

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CoLab – Paris 2015: Thou should not drink Monsoon Malabar!

CoLab – Paris 2015 Thou should not drink Monsoon Malabar! * – Tuesday: The show must go on – Blue – like the setting of landscape painting let’s start covering the canvass with the sky. Télescope – Where it all started After a timid (from my part) start up and a great welcome (from the CoLab team) I…

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Morning Home Cupping and Brewing

Home cupping WHITE LABEL (Rwanda  Coko) THREE SIXTY (Ethiopia Guji) SWEET CUP (Rwanda Iwacu)     DESCRIPTION WHITE LABEL (Rwanda  Coko)  Aroma : Fresh from the tree Maple syrup  / Taste : vanilla lemon THREE SIXTY (Ethiopia Guji) Aroma : Chocolat Patissier (Rich cocoa) / Taste : mild citrus SWEET CUP (Rwanda Iwacu) Aroma : Flowery…

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Coffee Tour from Gatwick to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival

Thursday the 15th. On my way to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival, I started the day with a Flat White from Jamie Oliver’s counter at Gatwick airport. Disappointing! I received a 12oz under extracted, boiling hot beverage. I couldn’t drink this. Fortunately, once arrived at the Amsterdam Coffee Festival I received a refreshingly smooth Nitro Cold…

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Barista Training

Two of my baristi have asked me about coffee education. They are very good baristi. Coffee is their passion. Customers love them. However they are hungry for more knowledge. So for those of you who want to know more, here is a list of my favourite coffee courses available in London. Don’t worry – they are all…

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