Considering I’m not a huge coffee connoisseur (give me a 75 cents cup of NYC deli coffee and I’m fine), it’s surprising to me that I AM a huge fan of Square Mile Coffee (and coffee shop Tina, We Salute You in Dalston, London).
Square Mile Coffee founders James Hoffmann (World Barista Champion 2007) and Anette Moldvaer (World Coffee Cup Tasting Champion 2007) have decided to stage the Ultimate Barista Fighter competition. The challenge will run over the course of a year, with the first round on 22 July. All the competition slots are full, but it’s free to turn up, spectate and help judge the competition.
It’s a “one shot, one pour” competition, with costumes and trash talk encouraged.
Visit the Ultimate Barista Fighter website for more details.
Go taste Square Mile coffee here.