Laynes Espresso Launch Party - plus visits to...
A long time ago at 6/8, when we barely had anything on the walls and our food range consisted of about two sandwiches; we were visited by two friendly northerners. In Birmingham after doing some freelance barista work at the ICC, it turned out these fellas were Carl Fleischer and Dave Olejnik who worked at the renowned Leeds coffee shop Opposite Cafe. Well these two noble gentlemen have now moved...
BEST OF LUCK TO JOHN GORDON AT THE WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIPS John Gordon is he winner of the 2011 UK Barista Championship and representative of London’s Square Mile coffee roasters. At present, John is over in Bogota, Columbia; gearing up to give his performance at the 2011 World Barista Championships. Needless to say, we wish John all the best and above you catch watch a video...
Espresso Games: St. Ali Espresso Blend
Some know St. Ali as the Saint of Coffee, others will recognise it as a coffee shop renowned for being one of the best shop/roasteries in the world. Located in South Melbourne, Australia; they have become known for their superb quality of service and ever changing house espressos. Well lucky for us Brits then St. Ali has brought the party over here. They have recently opened a location in After...
Live Music in store this Saturday 28/05/11
This Saturday we will have live music playing in store from 1-2pm from The Tom Ford Trio. Thomas Ford is a young guitarist originally hailing for the West Midlands, at 23 he has already studied and played in America(Boston, New York) as well as spending time in the music scenes of Berlin and Brussels. Now back in Birmingham he is playing regularly within the cities thriving Jazz scene. Playing...
Photos from the Coffee Kids Barista Jam 11/5/11
Following on from our London Invasion, check out this pics from Christian Hambly, part of the great fellows at Monkshead Coffee Check out more photos from Christain on his Flickr - Freelance Geek The ultimate mix: Monkshead Coffee and 6/8’s Dav - No Can Defend. Estelle from Dose, John Gordon from Square Mile and James Philips from Dose. Ed Buston from Clifton Coffee Baptiste...
James Hoffman blog and Podcast with Tim Wendlboe
2007 WBC Champ James Hoffman (left) pictured with 2009 WBC Champ Gwilym Davies (picture by http://jaybyjayfresh.com) In the world of coffee there are few that’s opinion is as respected or debated over as the 2007 World Barista Champion, James Hoffman. He has a strong history of airing his varied feelings towards espresso, often going from one extreme to the other - even to the point of...
Don’t believe your own hype - you can always be better.– (via shootingdave)
Two of team 6/8 formed a pincer attack on London this past week, one flanking in around the coffee shops of central London while the other went straight shot for Caffe Culture and then partied into the night with some of the best coffee people in the world. We’ll start off with the journey of Craig, headstrong and valiant Barista. After passing customs out of the midlands he headed to...
Tootin' our own horn
Good or bad, we like it when people write about us. We like the good because it strokes our already swollen, pretentious barista egos; and we like reading the bad (won’t people don’t like, rather than bad writing) because it gives us something to work on. So in that vein, we would like to direct our customers to the coffee shop review website Beanhunter and leave a review of our...
The Great Cyclist Discount
Here at 6/8 Kafé, we celebrate the archaic and gleeful mode of transport that is the bicycle. In an effort to get your pins moving those peddles and endorse Green transportation in the city centre, we are offering a 15% Discount on all purchases of coffee drinks to anyone who comes to our establishment on a two wheeled wonder! Temple Row, on which 6/8 is located, is a pedestrianised area , meaning...
Check-In to 6/8 Kafé
Coffee is great on its own, but even better shared. So why not tell people where you are and then your bestest pals can join you for some caffeinated banter. Many of our regular customers have already started using many “location based” social networking platforms, so here is a round up of them and where you can join in the fun. We will also be using these platforms to send out...
In My Mug Episode - Episode 130 El Salvador Finca La Fany Bourbon Recorded on Monday the 7th of May 2011 - in 6/8 Kafe! Steve is doing his tour of In My Mug Live, visiting Has Bean suppliers around the UK and we had the pleasure of him starting off at our shop. A write up of the day will be coming up soon. Until then, enjoy Steve tasting some El Salvador Finca La Fany…stop sniggering.