Archive For April 2018

Yallah Coffee Cornwall

I came across Yallah Coffee the week before I was due to travel to Cornwall, where Yallah are based, and in a wonderful piece of synchronicity they are located just a few miles from where we were going to be staying. A couple of emails later and Rich had kindly agreed to meet me, and let Continue Reading

The Perfect Travel Coffee Kit

Unless you are travelling to a cultured city or town, where finding great coffee shops is all part of the fun, ensuring good coffee whilst travelling can be a challenge. Here’s my solution to the coffee travel challenge: Porlex Mini grinder – amazing little hand grinder, all stainless construction means it will withstand even the Continue Reading

The Philosophy of Coffee

The Philosophy of Coffee – it’s a intriguing title, but if truth be told this book covers the history more than the philosophy of coffee. Having said that, it’s still a great little book that gives a fascinating insight into coffee’s journey from Ethiopia via Yemen, London, Italy and America to become the global phenomenon it Continue Reading

Synth Geek

Last month my son and I headed to Birmingham for The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music. Originally were going to attend An Afternoon With Wolfgang Flur, one of the original members of Kraftwerk, but it turned into a full day of Synth Geekery. Midlands Modular Meet This was a late addition to the programme, Continue Reading

Another Escape

Over the last few years there has been a resurgence in printed journals and magazines. Not mass market, mass media publications, but independent, high-quality curated works created by passionate people. Another Escape is a wonderful example – well written, with fabulous photography and beautifully designed and typeset. The latest issue is curated around the theme Continue Reading

Underworld – Brilliant Yes That Would Be

For a while the hints have been there on Instagram, but we can now rejoice – new music from Underworld. I would have loved to see Underworld in Reykjavik; Iceland is on my ‘places to visit’ list, and to see Karl and Rick there would have been quite something. I love this track, restrained yet with Continue Reading