Brewed by Hand at 6/8 Kafe - 22/3/12
Big thanks to Nathan from Brewed by Hand for a great session on Thursday. A really interactive hands on class that showcased many of Hario’s coffee brewing products and brought together many people that work around coffee in Birmingham. I think everyone came away with a better understanding of brewing practices and will translate in Birmingham’s baristas being able advise...
Good Coffee and the importance of 'Play'
On a day off I had a bit of an experiment with Square Mile’s Bella Vista Narino in the V60. Using my trusty Hario handgrinder, I decided to do several brews just playing around with with different grinds and the resulting extractions. I ended up doing 4 brews using the Intelligentsia pourover method, mainly because it is a good way of getting consistency of method. While I originally...
SCAA Instructor Development Program
On the 2nd March 2012 I took part in the SCAA Instructor Development Program - a one day intensive hosted by Square Mile Coffee, used to raised the standards of understanding methods of teaching, in this case applied to training staff in coffee. Although taking part in this course meant you were accredited with SCAA’s Lead Instructor Credential, it should be pointed out that you learn...
Brewed by Hand - home brewing workshop 22/3/12
Brewed by Hand, the UK importer of Hario coffee products, will be heading up to 6/8 Kafe on the 22/3/12 to hold a workshop on how to make excellent coffee at home. The aim will be to show what differences filtering water, grind and general equipment make to the home barista. This will be for coffee shop baristas (and a couple of enthusiasts) to better educate their customers; thus improving the...