1. The London Coffee Festival occurred this past weekend where many a coffee competition also happened. The coffee ‘boy’ of Bath, Colonna Smalls Dashwood not only a couple of titles ending in ‘O’ – espresso, best cappuccino but garnered the biggest title of them all – United Kingdom Barista Competition. His 15 minutes of being the UKBC Champion for the next included the sartorial choice of a white coat, music from Bombay Bicycle Club, his love of science, coffee and water. Kudos and a cupUp.
2. It seems just three years ago when the internet went just a little culturally amuck when a famous ‘three’ exited Intelligentsia to start a company called Handsome Coffee Roasters in downtown L.A. Today, it feels like déjà vu, as the internet is once again culturally abuzz, with a couple handsome gents – coffee stewards in their own right – – Michael Phillips, Tonx getting bottled, by Mr. James Freeman.
3. Visitors now visiting Elixir Coffee can see some fine art the latest outdoor mural by mural by Lydia Nichols of hair, hair and more hair, is complete. If in Philadelphia stop by, the space and this is a beauty.