a few weeks ago now, i headed out east for the london coffee festival.
here, in no particular order, are a load of snapshots from the time i spent there.
these are some of the judges at the barista championships.
i doubt they had much sleep that night.
like a magpie, i was attracted to all the bright shiny things on display
er... some stickers
keep cups were representing in a big way at the london coffee festival.
a load of lads watching a roasting.
some lads making my first coffee of the day
the special limited edition ( leave it ) london coffee festival keep cup
mmmm... coffee !
glasses for a short latte
this was the side of the roasting machine... great stuff.
i wish this was a scratch 'n' sniff blog
another shot of the limited edition ( leave it ) keep cup
what a sensible slogan.
people making decent coffee
maverick coffee making at the barista championships
a barista being watched from all angles
just before the moment i discovered n7 only has one rated coffee venue.
somebody making me a flat white.
not roasting coffee beans, but roasting a hog.
another nice machine
making a flat white for me
my flat white
oh dear... somebody making me another flat white
oh dear... my next flat white
a genius at work
and here preparing his signature drink
wait for it...
it was round about now that the barista informed the judges that his
signature drink "is all about two visits to the cup"
the visits to the coffee cup were interspersed with a sip of freshly squeezed grapefruit
juice and also, well i don't want to give too much away but let me just say that
star anise was mentioned...
after milking the applause ( leave it ) the barista was interviewed.
i must say he was top man.
the essentials for making two visits to the cup
personally, i made one more visit to a familiar cup... a takeaway flat white.
but by now i had the right old 'hattie jacques' so i fled the london coffee festival
and headed over to 1948 with two mates.
it was a great way to spend a friday afternoon.