The Independent Coffee Guide 2018-02-12T16:40:24+00:00

The Independent Coffee Guide – The insider’s guide to the best speciality coffee bars and artisan roasters across the UK and Ireland


DIY coffee roasting

February 21st, 2018|

You’ve kitted out your kitchen with the latest brewing gear, nailed a killer Chemex recipe and sussed out the steam wand, but are you ready to roast beans at home? We roped in a few industry insiders to find out what it takes

Wild coffee

February 21st, 2018|

Grab an Edinburgh or Glasgow city map, stick a pin in at random, and if it doesn't land near a speciality coffee shop, consider yourself unlucky. But often overlooked is the growing crop of indies pushing quality coffee in the wilds. We spoke to three cafe owners about serving speciality in the sticks ...

The rise of the career barista

January 4th, 2018|

Fifteen years ago, if you said you were a barista you’d be pegged as a wig-wearing lawyer. The term ‘barista’ may no longer be confused with ‘barrister’ and being an espresso slinger has a certain hipster panache, but what’s it like being a professional shot pourer? We got the low-down on the rise of the career barista from some of the region’s top tampers ...