This will be a quick[ish] observation but here goes…
Independent Coffee shops need to work harder on their ‘people skills’ – not all of them! My local Ground is choc-full of happy smiling staff!
But, little Indie… we know you are passionate about coffee and that you will serve a far far superior beverage to the global brands like Starbucks and Costa… your locations are always cleaner and often you know about the actual coffee source but, time and time again my experience of you is that you are not very friendly!
Two out of our three independent coffee sittings this week were lacklustre… in each case, the coffee was amazing and the service was meh… snotty!
It’s not a ‘Liverpool’ thing… i’ve seen it here as well… perhaps the tattoos are messing with your blood levels or your skinny jeans are gripping too tight? Maybe I just can’t see or hear your mouth through your uber-beard? Or perhaps you are sad because your vintage single-speed bike has a flat tyre?
Believe me, I get the irony of what I’ve just said!
Anyway, I digress… here is the frustration…
The staff in Starbucks and Costa – yes we were in them too – were great… friendly… conversative! They ALWAYS are! ALWAYS!
This is the 10th in a new line of guest coffee blends that we are introducing in 2013. Each month there will be a new blend, for which there will be an original label in a different style of bag, and of which there will only be 500 made. Each bag will be marked with a unique, limited edition number.
These are the blends most roasters would be scared to share with you, but not us fearless souls at Has Bean Towers where we think the unthinkable.
In the cup think unbalanced, off-the-wall experiments that are tasty but never normal, and are always a bit unusual and pushing the boundaries.
This comes from the winner of the invention blend of August and the creation of Abigail Weston who also came up with the label too.
So What is Alchemy ?
“A process by which paradoxical results are achieved or incompatible elements combined with no obvious rational explanation.”
Well we think Abigail came up with gold.
60% Costa Rica La Pira Tarrazu Washed Caturra
30% Kenya Gachika Washed SL28 Peaberry
10% El Salvador Finca Santa Petrona Natural Red Bourbon
In the cup expect floral tones with huge acidity, Peaches creamy with the hint of blackcurrant and sherry, but this is a real acidity monster.
Such fun!! This is a superb coffee!! These are also limited edition from Hasbean so hurry if you want to grab one before Halloween!
It’s still one of my favourite things Mayer has done… the changes in his songs over the past decade have been really interesting to watch and listen to…
Columbia Records used a conservative marketing campaign to promote the album. Columbia Records Group president Will Botwin says. “We think we’re being smart. It’s a long-term project. We understand what we’re creating is a career. Effectively, that’s the message: Keep the hype at bay.”
I guess that worked then eh?
I love that quote… the sentiment… purpose… it’s not what you’d expect a “music exec” to say!