So, it’s been about a month since I journeyed over to Manchester for Cup North.
I’m in no way ‘in the know’ when it comes to coffee, despite drinking more than my fair share.
The main reason for going was actually to take inspiration from the brilliantly crafted brands that populated Victoria Warehouse, but it did provide a nice change of pace and the opportunity to gain some insight into what usually goes in my mug.
I was initially apprehensive that it would be quite an insular gathering – an event meant for those in the industry, rather than the run-of-the-mill coffee enthusiast.
Especially with specialist events like this, it can feel like you need to know every aspect there is before you can discuss it with the seasoned baristas or artisanal roasters.
However, it came as a welcome surprise that everyone who I spoke was more than happy to chat…
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