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.
Andy Reid Exhibition
We have a new art exhibition by artist Andy Reid, here is a description of the man: Andy Reid [born in Leicester 1972] Andy Reid has work as an artist for over ten years, a graduate of the Birmingham Institute of Fine Art, 1996, one of only two purpose built art colleges in the UK. During this ten year period, he worked over a considerable amount of time as a mural artist„ which has given...
We Heart Photographers
With two camera fiddlers on the staff alone, it is an easy assumption to say that at 6/8 Kafé we bloody love you photography types. Starting off with our blog at http://sixeightkafe.co.uk/ with shots by Andrea at AMCH Photography and onto our Flickr, we always dig it when someone pulls out their lensed beauty and gets snap happy. We’re looking to get more photographers involved - whether...
Mentioned by Has Bean’s Steve in this week’s In My Mug. He also talks about their delicious Bolivia Machacamarca Peaberry. Check it out!
6/8 Visits: Prufrock, Leather Lane
You want to experience coffee, you go to Prufrock. The minimalist decor and simple furniture demonstrate that this is clearly not a place to give you that cosy coffee shop feeling. This is a place to taste and savour what is in your mug. The Prufrock stations (one in the clothes shop Present on Shoreditch High Street) are headed up by 2009 World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies and then staffed by a...
Special Offer for Saturday Opening on 26/3
On Saturday 26th 6/8 Kafe will being opening on Saturdays for the first time…and we’re having a bunch of offers to celebrate! FREE HOT DRINKS- Along with with live music throughout the day, some of the offers that will be running will enable you to get FREE HOT DRINKS…heres how: Use your Twitter & Facebook profiles to follow us/like us and then write in your status...
6/8 Visits: The UK Barista Championships 2011
I made my way down to foggy London town to check out the finals of the UK Barista Championships which took place at the Excel exhibition centre in London. I was there to meet up with friends from other independent coffee shops from around the UK and also to cheer on our friend from Hasbean, Dale Harris. For those of you who don’t know about the UK Barista Championships, baristas from all...
The Synesso Cyncra - An Introduction to Our...
Our Synesso Cyncra Three-group in all its glory Tipped as one of the best espresso machines in the world, you can’t get much better than the sleek design of the American designed Synesso Cyncra. Known for its meticulous consistency for getting the best out of an espresso, the Cyncra is a beast - but love and it will love you straight back. This is just a taster of our chrome beauty; rest...
6/8 Visits: North Tea Power, Manchester
Oh, North Tea Power. You wonderful place nestled in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Run by the infinitely friendly rhyming duo of Wayne and Jane; this is a space to sit, chat, chill, work & network. In one corner a few friends sit and knit, while at a long central table media types gather round and chat in front of their Macbooks. Each member of these groups has a partner;...
6/8 Visits: The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse
This is the first in series of blog posts where 6/8 Kafe visits other independent coffee shops around the UK; often those that share some connection with 6/8 - more often than not, they will use the same supplier of our luxurious coffee beans, Hasbean. Fitting this profile is The Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, a relatively large and cosy coffee shop nestled in Shropshire. Open for only a couple of weeks...