We spent six days in London, visiting our friends' cafes, but mainly hanging out at the London Coffee Festival! We documented it through our video posts, vlogs that are part of our 30 day Youtube challenge. To check out the finals of the Coffee Masters and other thrilling experiences from the LCF, check the videos bellow.
Day 1: First Day at London Coffee Festival
First day of the LCF was all about meetings and greetings with our great friends and partners of the cofeesphere* (*term credits go to Matt Perger). We introduced you to one of our main contributors, Wojtek, who brewed us a coffee from Toma Cafe roastery. After we met with an important brain behind Barista Guild of Europe, Isa, we visited DRWakefield stand, where we cupped coffees and learnt about the coffee blossom tea!
Unsurprisingly, it was raining all day. Luckily for us, there were Bloody Mary shots at the end!
Day 2: Jeremy Made It & Square Mile made their Coffee Bread
Day 2 of the LCF brought the finals of the UK Brewers Cup Championship, won by Jeremy Challender of Prufrock Coffee. We got to taste bourbon barrel-aged coffee from El Salvador, as well as Square Mile's tasting platter at The Canteen serving their coffee-inspired snacks. Radek tried his best at a latte art challenge, before heading home.
Day 3: Panama Geisha in a Coffee Capsule
Finally, on the third day of the festival, first one opened to the public, we brewed a London-based roastery's beans. Workshop's Coffee Master, James Bailey was brewing it at the Mahlkoenig stand all day long. Star-like combination, the Colombian tasted ace! We also tried the most talked-about beverage of the festival, Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood's capsules, so called “medium-strength Panama Geisha beverage”. As if three coffees were not enough we were served Nitro Cold Brew Coffee to cool down, followed by Coffee Masters Caravan's blend and final espressos by La Cabra. Overdosed!
Day 4: And The Winner of Coffee Masters is …
Ben Morrow from Australia closed the second edition of the London Coffee Masters with a grandiose victory! Out of the great group of competitors, this meticulous barista showed great sensory and service skills and is bringing home the winning prize of £5,000! Congratulations Ben!