Bruno de Souza

Travelling with the inimitable Bruno de Souza: Notes from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Its 2021 and we are all reminiscing about past travel experiences in the absence of the freedom to do so. Life has become so routine that its hard to remember life being different, so its a great pleasure to share some notes with you from a trip a seemingly way back in time now, especially as its very relevant to our coffee offering this year.
808s & Plum Skin Flakes — Matt Randell's Journey to the UKBC Bronze

808s & Plum Skin Flakes — Matt Randell's Journey to the UKBC Bronze

Image courtesy of SCA UK

I have been known to have a cynicism towards competing and competitions over my time in coffee, wearing my disqualification (DQ) in the 2016 UKBC heats as some kind of badge of honour. However,  being involved with my colleague Lisa-Laura Verhoest’s successful 2018 UK Brewers cup win and subsequently travelling to Brazil for the worlds changed all that. I saw first hand the hard work that goes into competing, the mental capacity and creativity it requires, not to mention the bravery of just putting yourself on the line like that. I found it all inspiring and energising.