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September 2017 / Food & Drink / by Jackie Barber

Get your java on

It’s International Coffee Day, a global celebration of our favourite caffeinated beverage. If you can’t get enough espresso, crave cold-brew or long for latte, why not take part in one of many coffee events taking place in London or treat the coffee-lover in your life (especially if that’s you)?  

Java Extravaganza Don’t miss the Perky Blenders Coffee Fest to learn how to home-roast your own coffee, take part in a cupping (tasting) session and enjoy a cup of your preferred pick-me-up made with beans handpicked for their quality and provenance.   Perky Blenders, 660 High Street, Leyton, E10 6JP, Sunday 1st October, 9am-8pm


















From Crop to Cup Behind every cup of joe is a world of science. Join coffee experts at Darwin’s Coffee House for some caffeinated, interactive fun. As well as finding out everything you ever wanted to know about coffee, you’ll also be supporting Macmillan’s national coffee morning.  Darwin’s Coffee House, 12 Roger Street, London, WC1N 2JU, Friday 29th September, 10am–3pm

We ♥ Coffee Give a coffeephile a voucher for this one-day latte art course at the Origin Coffee training lab in Shoreditch: once they’ve learnt how to steam milk and create amazing designs, you’ll have your own personal barista to rustle up heart decorated lattes.  The gift card also includes a bag of coffee beans and an Origin organic cotton ‘All-over-it’ tote bag so you’ll have something to wrap.  Origin, 65 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch,  EC2A 3PE, various dates throughout the year

Caffeine Delivery System With the highest quality coffee beans landing on your doormat every month, you’ll never have to resort to instant again.  Django Coffee Co. offers single-origin arabica beans at their optimum freshness – roasted and posted on the same day!  Choose from a variety of different subscription offers, starting at just £24 for a one-month package.  You can even sign up for a variety pack to be delivered straight to your office. 

It’s a mug’s game Of course, if you’re drinking the best coffee, made by the best home barista, you need something special to serve it in. Let everyone know exactly which part of London is your manor with this personalised ‘Straight Outta...’ mug. £15, Notonthehighstreet.com