We are proud to announce that our newest barista Joe (new to us, but a long time coffee fan) headed over to Belfast last week and came first in the heat of UK Barista Championships.
With a solid performance for a first time entrant, and support in the preceding days from staff and customers alike, Joe used a delicious Has Bean Rawandan Kigoma Fully Washed Bourbon for his coffee, including a lemonade based signature drink to create a zesty mix of flavours.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Joe on our team and his hard work and practice has really paid off. Now he focuses himself on the next step, as the semi-finals will be fast approaching on the 28th April in London.
Check out some of the photos below curtosy of Rob Smythe’s and Union Roasted’s Twitter Accounts.
Also, follow Joe on his Twitter.
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.
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 “I’m at @SixEightKafe enjoying my free (insert hot drink name)” and whatever hot drink name you will include, you will get it for free! Keep in mind, this will only apply to one drink per customer - the rest you have to pay for!
- Be one of the first five customers at the beginning of every hour and get a free hot drink! Yup, we’re practically giving them away - we just want to spread our love of good coffee around and show what we have to offer. Again, a customer can only take this opportunity once. No running away and coming back!
Also throughout the day will be LIVE MUSIC and A NEW ART EXHIBIT will be adorning our walls.
Doors open 11am-5pm
Spread the word! Be at Six Eight Kafe this Saturday!
A description of our espresso blend Jailbreak, supplied to us by the lovely folk at Hasbean. I will write up a full account of our work with artisan coffee roasters Hasbean very soon, but for now enjoy head roaster Steve Leighton giving a description of what Jailbreak has to offer.
Here are some cheat notes on Jailbreak too (taken from the Hasbean website):
Jailbreak consists of100% Arabica beans, which are:
(40%) El Salvador La Fany
(30%), Nicaraguan Limoncillo
(30%)El Salvador Argentina
These are premium coffees that on their own are amazing single origin coffees, but as a blend bring sweetness, acidity, body and all around deliciousness.
For flavour notes and further info on the blend watch the above video or head to the Hasbean site, where you can also find out more info on their other blends and single origins.
Soon Craig, one of our Baristas, will be heading to the Hasbean secret layer (roastery) in a secret location (Stafford). Check back soon for photos and a blog detailing his adventures!
This will be an account all about the adventures of an independent coffee shop in Birmingham called Six Eight Kafe (or 6/8 Kafe for those numerically inclined.) It will detail information about the shop itself, the coffee world which it is a part of, promotions, events and ventures to other coffee shops.
This will also be a hub for musings on coffee and the independent coffee shop scene; hopefully a culture that will spread to Birmingham. We look to be at the forefront of this movement and bring not only the best coffee, but only the highest standards of service, knowledge and skills in our humble shop.
So here is to new beginnings and what looks to be a great future.