Indy Coffee Guide August lowdown

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

New digs for Cairngorm

Edinburgh coffee lovers rejoice, the city’s West End has welcomed another new speciality spot. Cairngorm Coffee recently opened its second shop on Melville Place and is working closely with La Cabra and Good Life Coffee to make full use of the infusion options on the swanky San Remo Opera.

Gold star for North Star

Big congrats to Hols and Ollie at North Star Coffee Roasters in Leeds who have just achieved Authorised SCAE Trainer status, meaning the guys can now offer SCAE Sensory and Barista modules at their shiny new digs at Leeds Dock. The first intermediate barista class will take place on August 18-19, contact Ollie ([email protected]) for more details.

Festival feels

Planning on hitting Edinburgh’s Foodies Festival on August 5-7? Buy two bags of single origin beans from Luckie Beans and bag a free Friday day ticket. You’ll be able to grab a coffee from the Luckie Beans guys while you’re there too. Just use code FOODIES at the checkout.

Bank holiday brews

Heading to The Oak Fair in Dorset this August bank holiday weekend? Make sure to sniff out Reads Coffee Roasters who’ll be serving a cracking cup to festival goers seeking a speciality caffeine fix from its little grey coffee cafe.

Exclusive micro-lot

Want something to boast about to your brew brothers? Yorkshire’s Casa Espresso currently has an exclusive Tanzania Mpango Horongo micro-lot available on its website. With pink grapefruit, cherry and nutmeg tasting notes, it’s definitely going to be one to savour.

Grindsmith goes green

Manchester coffee fave Grindsmith has come over all green this month, donating its used coffee grounds to Farm Lab. Farm Lab is a pop up urban farming experiment, looking at the future of food and low carbon living. Instead of using fields to farm in, in this particular project, edible mushrooms are being grown in a converted shipping container. You can get involved in the eco project, either by buying a coffee from the Grindsmiths coffee trike, parked outside – which will provide the growing material for the mushrooms – or by dropping by for a chat about urban farming and seeing if you too can take part at home.

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