Welcome to your November coffee bible; preaching this month’s speciality latest and filling your diary with the coolest caffeinated events

Houston, we have lift off

The latest instalment of the Indy Coffee Guide series, the third edition of the South West & South Wales guide, was launched in style this month with a carnival of coffee at Extract Coffee Roasters in Bristol with help from friends Beyond the Bean.

Have a gander at the pics from the party here and don’t forget to get your mitts on a copy of the new guide while you’re at it.

Hands up for free coffee

Another month means another opportunity to snap up a year’s supply of quality coffee from one of our fabulously independent speciality roasters.

This November we’ve got a coffee subscription from Glasgow’s Ovenbird Coffee Roasters up for grabs. So, what are you waiting for? Throw your hat into the ring here.

Hoxton hero

Fans of Harrogate’s Hoxton North will be happy to hear that the guys behind the London-inspired coffee bar have opened a second venue on the town’s Royal Parade.

With a focus on breakfast, brunch, post-work drinks and, of course, speciality coffee, it’s another hangout to add to the hit list.

Roastery warming 

York Coffee Emporium is celebrating the move to its brand spanking new roastery with a series of events to celebrate great coffee this week. As well as a launch party for trade customers on November 2, there’ll be a brew workshop on November 1 and a latte art workshop on November 3 for eager home enthusiasts.

Wild thyme

Wild Thyme Cafe‘s barista Ethan Young will be swapping the milk jug for a mic on November 18 when he’ll be playing an acoustic set with a few fellow musicians at the north Devon coffee shop. As well as live music there’ll be a selection of stone baked pizzas, Thai curries and great coffee.

5 cup commendation

Big congrats to Mike and the team at Habitat Cafe in Aberfeldy who have retained their ‘5 cup’ outstanding status in the Beverage Standards Association’s annual BSA awards. Fingers crossed for further accolades at the ceremony in Manchester in November!