Hello I have recently returned from competing in the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship in Shanghai where, for the first time, the organisers introduced a really exciting, interactive Spirit Bar round.
This new concept works like a mystery ingredient challenge – the barista can brew coffee using any filter brewing method that they like, but they have to brew on stage. They are given 5 minutes to brew up and make their two cocktails. Easy enough?
Coffee and alcohol go together so well, or at least I think they do. I’ve just returned from China from the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships (where I came 6th). So coffee cocktails seem to be getting quite the following! And why not, t’s a mix of many people’s two favourite things. Below is the recipe I’ll be talking through at the London Coffee Festival. It’s my riff on a mulled wine, minus the wine and with coffee instead. It’s super easy to make and well worth a try. Hopefully you can join me to taste it for yourself.
This year’s London Coffee Festival (7th – 10th April) sees us celebrating Cascara, amongst other things. Cascara has been slowly gaining popularity over the last few years, but there’s a good chance you’ve not heard of it before. So here’s all you need to know.