We are proud to introduce the newest product to be sold at Six Eight, all the way from Australia : KeepCup. The First Barista Standard reusable cup.
To make things even better with the purchase of a KeepCup, the first drink is free and for each drink thereafter there is a massive 20p discount!
KeepCups are ‘barista standard’ because a trained barista can make awesome to go coffee in them. They come in the four standard takeaway sizes and fit under the group handles of most espresso coffee machines. When your coffee is made in a KeepCup the crema on the shot is not broken and the portioning of milk to coffee will be correct. KeepCups have thermal properties similar to paper so they are not a thermos. Replicating the functionailty of disposable cups KeepCups are splashproof, not a sealed container.
Many small acts make a phenomenal difference.
We chose plastic to manufacture the KeepCups. They are made from single component materials, they are lightweight, easy to carry and have low embodied energy in manufacture.
KeepCups are BPA free and non-toxic.
To ensure they are user friendly they are also dishwasher and microwave safe and fit into most bicycle and car cup holders.
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.
Also, follow Joe on his Twitter.
Check out some shots of our live art event held Saturday 10/3/12. Run in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Pointe Blank project (which is now exhibiting in our shop) and the launch of the 4th issue of our favourite independent publication, FAKE Magazine. Along with live illustration on large boards (in the street!); everyone had the chance to have a go by drawing on some beer (mug) mats with crayons and pens scattered around the shop; linking in to the superb illustration site Inkygoodness.
Check out some shots of the day below; then head hear and have a look here to have a look at the beermats people sketched and to find out more about the project.
Thanks to Rob, Claire, Michelle and the staff at 6/8 for a fun day all round!
Photos by Craig Bush
At 6/8 we like to be proud of what we serve and support local traders whenever we can, so we are now proud to announce that we will be using Lucky 13 Bakehouse ciabattas.
Come and have a try of these fantastic artisan breads and be proud to eat local!