The Competition Journey of Dan Fellows, 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion

Dan Fellows is the 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion who has started competing already seven years ago. His competition journey also began with the same category, of mixing spirits and coffee, which we consider one of the most difficult competition categories. One that is usually taken on by the already experienced barista competitors. […]

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Speciality Coffee and Doughnuts Are the Game

The combination of coffee and the fried pastry comes from the United States, where doughnuts are picked up as a morning breakfast treat, as well as an afternoon snack. This indulgent pastry usually comes in a ring form, or, nowadays mostly in a round shape without a hole, filled with a variety of fillings, covered […]

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Barista Stories: Thomas Elliott of Prufrock Coffee, London

Our Barista Stories series has been long in the making. Since our first visits to cafes around Europe, we have met many amazing baristas who have had a number of interesting stories to share. We love the speciality coffee community exactly for the people building it and are thrilled to introduce some of those individuals […]

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Barista Stories: Lisa-Laura Verhoest of Climpson & Sons, London

Our Barista Stories series has been long in the making. Since our first visits to cafes around Europe, we have met many amazing baristas who have had a number of interesting stories to share. We love the speciality coffee community exactly for the people building it and are thrilled to introduce some of those individuals […]

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The Rise of the Mini-chain Cafe Culture in London

In the early days of the London speciality coffee scene, there was far more passion for coffee than business sense around. No bad thing, as it helped the scene grow. Now, as the coffee scene has flourished and London is home to hundreds of coffee shops, that economical awareness has become more vital as everyone […]

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Coffee Cocktails of the Future with Martin Hudak

We met Martin Hudak, the 2017 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, at Cafe Belvedere in London’s Soho. The cafe was a pop-up of Vodka Belvedere, and Martin was responsible for the cocktail menu, as well as the concept of the whole space. He prepared a menu of four drinks designed with the idea of […]

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Three Great London Cafés I Found Mostly By Accident

Three Great London Cafés I Found Mostly By Accident by Michael

When I first starting blogging about coffee, specialty coffee shops were few and far between, often in far flung places well off the beaten path. These days, it seems like you could throw a rock in any global mega city and hit a pretty decent coffee shop. In rare form, a recent trip to London…

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Three Great London Cafés I Found Mostly By Accident was first posted by Michael on The Coffee Compass, The Coffee Compass – Your Guide for Craft Coffee