25th February 2011

Just noticed a lovely recent review on Tea and Biscuits. I do devote an inordinate amount of time and passion to what I/we do with the coffee at the cafe – constantly tasting, tinkering, training, and worrying whether the coffee’s as good as it should be, and striving to always make it even better. I’ll admit I don’t always hit the mark (‘3rd wave’ or ‘artisan’ coffee is a curious and complex thing), but when it’s on the money, it’s a real joy when folks ‘get it’, enjoy what’s being produced, and make the effort to complement it – it makes all the hard work worthwhile. “Trevor Hyam will talk endlessly on the subject of beans, roasting, latte art and sourcing” …Guilty as charged 😉 (but hopefully only when people are interested to hear about it – there’s a fine line, and I try not to overstep the mark!).

Coming up for the espresso of the day over the next couple of weeks: More of the latest seasonal incarnation of the Caffe Naturelle blend, and continued appearances for Fazenda Passeio Brazilian single estate. Both so good  …in very different ways.

Congrats to Will, Dale, John G, Maxwell, Andy C, Howard, Neil (I could go on!), and everyone else through to this year’s UKBC semi finals next month. I know only too well how much hard work goes into doing well in the competition (2 years was enough for me, and besides, I feel like I achieved what I wanted and it’s out of my system …for now!) – respect to those at it again, or for the first time – and Good Luck all!

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4 Responses to “25th February 2011”

  1. Howard Says:

    Thanks for the mention! Are you going to be at the semis/finals Trevor? If so please do introduce yourself as I particularly enjoy this blog – full of resource and inspiration!

    Howard

  2. Trevor Says:

    No worries. It’s unlikely that I’ll be there this time around sadly …but if I am – I will!
    The blog often feels like a diary of pretty aimless coffee ramblings – it’s always a pleasant surprise to hear it’s of some use/interest to anyone!
    Good Luck for the semis!!
    🙂

  3. dale Says:

    Trevor,

    thanks for the mention! and so happy to be in the company of all these great baristas… but you are missed!!!!!!!!!

    hope to pop in real soon – and still loving the blog!

  4. Trevor Says:

    Hey Dale!

    Cheers – appreciated, and
    ………Go Dale!!!!!!
    Best of luck mate.
    🙂

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