Our very own Stacey Barber competed in the UK Brewers Cup competition in May. She made it to the final 6! She puts her experience on paper with stories of the heats, some serious soul searching, the love of Geisha and tips for the budding barista! So, I have finally come back down to earth enough to actually be able to put pen to paper and share my incredible Brewers Cup experience.
This past April, one of our roasters, Manuel Borsato, competed in the London Coffee Masters at the London Coffee Festival. Having placed a respectable 5th, we were so excited to be able to send Manuel to the Big Apple to compete at the New York Coffee Masters in September. Below are some of his reflections on the competition and his experiences in NYC!
Those who are familiar with Climpson & Sons probably already know that a lot of what we do goes beyond our London Fields Roastery and our flagship cafe on Broadway Market. Aside from our wholesale operation, we also take part in a wide variety of events like the Coffee Masters and Brewer's Cup Competitions at this year's London Coffee Festival, Coffee In Good Spirits at Generation Coffee, the Roasting Competition at the Glasgow Coffee Festival, Cup North in Manchester and England Aeropress Championships. A good deal of time these past few years has also been spent looking at the way we source and roast our coffee, working towards building sustainable relationships with partners along the whole line of production, as well as further developing existing relationships with customers, new and old, foreign and domestic.