Welcome to your April indy coffee bible; preaching this month’s speciality latest and filling your diary with the coolest events crafted by the caffeine gods
What’s been going down
We hit the UKBC, fresher style
We sent Charley Pope – Boston Tea Party barista and wordsmith extraordinaire – to her first UK Barista Champs to get the lowdown on badass beards, the latest tech and, um, coffee. Get the lowdown here.
New digs for Society
Coffee guide faves Society Cafe has opened its first speciality spot outside Bath. With a prime position on St Michaels Street in Oxford, we know where we’re heading for a top-notch brew next time we’re soaking up a bit of culture in the city.
It seems Bristol’s Extract Coffee Roasters has spent a few pennies on its shiny new website. Check out the sleek design, catch up on the coffee blog and make sure to browse the super easy coffee subscriptions while you’re there.
Rollin’ onto North Street
One of our fave roaming baristas will be swapping vintage trucks for bricks and mortar this month, adding another knockout coffee hangout to Bristol’s indie crowd. Tincan Coffee Co. will be opening on North Street on April 4.
No need to pack a picnic
Falmouth’s Picnic Coffee has launched its first mobile coffee dispensary, Laurent the French ambulance. Find the vintage truck – and a skilled barista – churning out top notch Origin brews and totally delicious sarnies to salty surfers and hungry beach-goers at the Diver’s car park in Falmouth.
What’s going on
Pull like a pro
Want to brush up on your barista skills? Looking to raise your latte art game to Instagram-worthy new heights? Check out Coffee Arabica‘s April line-up of barista training, coffee consultancy and latte art courses. Get the deets here.
Glasgow’s moment in the spotlight
Glasgow caffeine buffs shouldn’t miss Because Coffee‘s exhibition at Dear Green Cafe on Clyde Street this month. Launching on April 7, there’ll be over 200 snaps documenting the city’s indie coffee scene filling the roasters ’til May 1.