Has Bean roaster Steve Leighton (red t-shirt) and 2011 World Barista Champion Alejandro Mendes to his left with the Viva Espresso (El Salvador) team
My word, do we have a treat for you.
As discussed in a previous post, Alejandro Mendez from El Salvador won the 2011 World Barista Championship using beans roasted by our espresso blend provider, Has Bean.
Well we have been lucky enough to get our hands on a couple of bags of the very same beans used by the champion coffee maker, named Finca La Ilusion from El Salvador.
We will be serving this as a guest espresso on Thursday 30th June and Saturday 2nd July on a limited run. We have a certain amount to use on each day, so get in there fast; once it runs out - it’s gone!
This beautiful coffee will be a shop exclusive and your chance to sip on an espresso recommended by the best in the world.
Alejandro Mendez (middle) after winning the 2011 World Barista Championship
In My Mug / Barista Jam 7/5/11
We were lucky enough to be visited by Has Bean’s head roaster Steve Leighton to record In My Mug Live (see here) and chat with his adoring fans.
We then followed it with 6/8’s first Barista Jam, inviting baristas from around Birmingham (and Shrewsbury!) to chat coffee, have a go on our Synesso and have a few beers.
This will be the first of many to come and keep a close eye out for upcoming events in the next couple of months.
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.