Reflecting on my WBC experience

It’s been a week since my performance in Seoul. Recovering from the jet-lag, sipping on a coffee back home I already miss the rush of calling “time” and beginning another set. The feeling is bittersweet. My final ranking not going as well as planned, considering all the support and backing I have had by so […]

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WBC 2017, Team Espresso and Winston Thomas

World Barista Championship 2017

Barista champions from 63 different countries are gathering in Seoul, South Korea for this year’s World Barista Championship. The champions will each prepare 4 espressos, 4 milk drinks and 4 original signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15 minute performance set to music. The competition takes place 9-12 November at the Seoul Café Show. […]

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Coffee Culture in Seoul Korea

Seoul Korea coffee shops

For thousands of years, tea was the go-to drink in Korean culture, in the last few decades however, coffee has emerged as the beverage of choice. One of the most common observations by travellers is that they cannot believe the sheer number of cafes and the hordes of locals that flocked to them. In Seoul […]

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New Coffee Release: Ethiopia Guji – Natural

Coffee Sorting - Guji washed

Like Yirgacheffe, coffees from the Guji area were previously categorised together with coffees from Sidamo which is actually a very wide geographical classification encompassing much of central and southern Ethiopia. However, Guji coffees are said to be quite distinct from either Yirgacheffe or Sidamo coffee. Located in the southern portion of Sidamo the people of […]

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Seasonal Coffee Release: THE WINTER BLEND 2017

India Bibi Plantation Uganda Sipi Falls  Honduras Beneficio Los Andes FLAVOUR – Dutch Chocolate, Apricot, Honeysuckle ACIDITY – Approachable , Mango BODY – Medium, Juicy SUITABLE FOR – Espresso, Aeropress, Mokapot, Plunger, Siphon INDIA BIBI PLANTATION Varietal(s): Red Catucaí (known locally as HDT) Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on patios Altitude: 600-800 metres above […]

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