We’re gearing up for a good ol’ Indy Coffee Guide knees up on June 30 at North Star Academy to celebrate the launch of the Northern Guide No. 2 but, until then, here’s what else is going down on the speciality coffee current
What’s been going down
New openings in bonnie Scotland
Speciality coffee is booming north of the border, with three new hangouts opening this summer. The guys at The Counter will be adding a barge (pretty cool, right?) to its stable of speciality spots, Cairngorm Coffee has just opened its second store in Edinburgh’s West End and the 6th Söderbergwill tempting passers by with a new bakery soon.
Calling all baristas …
… the Beyond the Bean bursary is back! Fancy your chances at the UKBC in 2017? The Beyond the Bean team is looking to support a budding barista through next years competition. Interested? Find the all important deets here.
Speciality coffee represent
Big congrats to the crew at The Coffee Dispensary in Cheltenham who have been waving the flag for speciality coffee, and shortlisted for the Best Coffee Shop gong in the Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards.
Fancy living on the Cornish coast or in the rolling Devon countryside and working for one of the country’s coolest coffee roasters? Origin are looking a new wholesale manager to work across the counties. Interested? Find out more here.
New roaster in the house
With Courtney Brennan taking charge as the new head roaster, there’s no better time to try Avenue Coffee‘s bean subscriptions. Use code
SPRINGINTOCOFFEE and get your first bag for £1.
What’s going on
‘The Santa Barbara Estate has brought us some outstanding coffees over the years, and this looks set to be the best yet,’ – with plum jam, brown sugar and honey tasty notes, it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited to try Extract‘s new espresso. Be one of the first to try it here.
Now the British weather is finally getting its act together, we’re swapping the americanos for the cold brew. Glasgow roasters Ovenbird Coffee Roasters is launching a new organic chilled brew this month, find it on the website and at selected stockists.
Want to brush up your barista skills? Dear Green Coffee Roasters in Glasgow is offering new Barista Skills classes and qualifications, now that owner Lisa Lawson has become one of only four SCAE trainers in Scotland.
Love thy Neighbourhood
Home brew bar need a refresh? Check out Neighbourhood Coffee‘s slick new website, brimming with brew gear and beans to order. Free shipping on orders over £10. #bonus