Monday, 30 September 2013

Week beginning September 30th - London Latte Art Smackdown - Prizes and Judges

Very exciting news this week. The London latte Art Smackdown heats kick off this Tuesday and we have had very generous support and encouragement from some of the top coffee people in London with offers of judging and prizes.

Coffee Hit, Union Hand Roasted, Square Mile and Gorilla Tampers have all donated prizes for first, second and third and all proceeds from the £5 entry fee goes into the prize pool as well. 

The first heat is this week and three more heats will take place every week thereafter, with the final to be held at Square Mile at the end of the month. Eight baristas per heat, top 2 go to the final.

A massive thank you to all the sponsors and judges for being so kind and generous.

Union Hand Roasted
1st Place 1 x 12month ‘Roastmaster’ subscription
2nd Place 1 x 6 month ‘Roastmaster’ subscription
3rd Place 1 x 6 month ‘Roastmaster’ subscription

Square Mile Coffee
1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies.

1st Place - 12 month espresso or filter subscription.
They will also be invited in to roast some coffee themselves, under Jess's supervision and that roast will be gifted to their cafe.
2nd Place - 12 month espresso or filter subscription
3rd Place - six month espresso or filter subscription

Gorilla tampers are going to sponsor a one off tamper to first place.

Coffee Hit
1st Place - Comandante Hand Grinder, Clever Coffee Dripper, Filter Papers & La Marzocco T Shirt
2nd Place - Bonavita Temperature Controlled Kettle & La Marzocco T Shirt
3rd Place - Clever Coffee Dripper, Filter Papers & La Marzocco T Shirt

Judges include Glenn Watson SCAE (every night) and weekly judges are Andrew Tolley from Taylor Street Baristas, John Gordon, James Hoffman and Jess MacDonald from Square Mile along with Arianna Pozzan and Halina Klos from Union.

This is not just an opportunity for the baristas of London, it is a great opportunity for all of us to be able to get together and talk, drink, have fun.

If you wish to compete, or know someone who does, please call us direct or come into store to secure your place.

Remember too the London Cafe Christmas Party on the 9th November. Limited number of 250 tickets for this will go on sale at Kaffeine this week. 

Prizes, Glory, Drinking and Dancing. Happy days....

Please enjoy the menu this week, as we have enjoyed putting it together for you.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.60
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.60
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passion fruit) 3.70
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.90
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with home made preserves 1.90
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.40
Banana bread 2.40

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.90
Pain au chocolat 2.50
Almond croissants 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet Muffins: Nectarine and coconut 2.40
Savoury Scone: Red onion marmalade with goats curd 2.40
Blackberry friands 2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Iced Vo Vo's 2.00

French retro baguettes 5.00
Roasted courgette and red onion, curried crushed peas, yoghurt garlic sauce and rocket
Tuna with fresh tartar sauce, cucumber and watercress.

Foccacias 5.30
Roasted aubergine, sweet chilli, goat’s cheese, Thai basil and rocket
Ham, pear baked with crushed black peppercorns, mature cheddar and spinach

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Paella salad with chicken, prawns and squid
Roasted crown prince squash, beetroot, parsnips, pumpkin seeds with a basil and tansy dressing
Raw Brussels sprouts with parmesan, apple, mustard-cress and buckthorn dressing

Tart: 4.40 or 7.90 with salad
Wild mushroom, gruyere and tarragon

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