O hello there, friends! You may have noticed many not-so-subtle hints floating around the instagramosphere that I have some big news for you, so here I am to share the very exciting secrets I have kept safely beneath my big red bowler hat for the past few months!!
As you may or may not already know, this past year has brought all kinds of excitement to the team here at HasBean Towers, from our first-ever retail space with [H]AND to Dale’s WBC win and everything in between, so we wanted to share some of this excitement with you – now we’re not usually fans of running our own space at tradeshows (it’s much nicer for us to go out and spend time with the people one-on-one) but we found ourselves with an opportunity we simply couldn’t pass up: a whole little pop-up market area all to ourselves only steps from the London Coffee Festival !!
A market, you say? How could HasBean kit out a whole market?? As you might have noticed, we’re fans (or at least I’m a fan) of having lots of little projects on the go and this space gives us the perfect opportunity to showcase all of the things we do – so without further ado, here are all the things you can do at our pop-up market this Thursday through Sunday :
Just like [H]AND’s former iteration at Uniqlo’s 311 Oxford St shop, this area will be all about showcasing the awesomeness of collaboration through hand-brewed goodness . Not only will we have different coffees on every day , but we’ve gone a step further – each day will showcase a selection of coffees from a different one of our long-term relationships
[H]AND is a place where you can sit back and relax whilst you taste, whether it’s a single cup of something lovely or a tasting flight of all three of the day’s coffees – for daily menu details, check [H]AND’s instagram @madebyhandcoffee
If [H]AND is where you can drink HasBean, HasCream is where you can eat HasBean – how exciting is that !!!
I could tell you more of the details but honestly you’re just going to have to keep up with social media, all I’ll say about this is that the incredible Petesy Williams (yes, that Petesy Williams, the sig bev king) has been working away in the kitchen all weekend to put together some really fun things and, I kid you not, has been humming THIS whilst doing it, so you know it’s going to be amazing – we’ll be sharing some things on the HasBean instagram very, very sooooooon so make sure you keep those peepers peeled !!!
WATCH: IN MY MUG
For those of you who are new to IMM, this will be where you learn about the coffee subscription delivered directly to your door that comes with a weekly video cast – IMM is all about tastings, facts both daft and serious, and occasional interviews with special guests, but most importantly, we think it’s the only coffee subscription around that offers a different coffee EVERY WEEK
If you’re already a subscriber – or even if you’re not – you’ll be able to pop into In My Mug’s space to have a go at brewing your own espresso on a linea mini , what fun!!
photo by Al Higgins for HasBean
It’s the return of the modbar bar !! Across the market from [H]AND, we’re setting up an espresso and batch bar to serve you some cosy comfort / tasty goodness for anyone who just wants a coffee. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve got some really tasty stuff to serve up to you folks there, it’s definitely not boring, but it will be a totally different offering to what we have at [H]AND so that there’s something for everyone ! Menu details daily on the socials 😉
BUY: Ooodles of STUFF
We’ve packed the van full of coffee and gear for all of your home coffee brewing needs ! We’ll obviously have some books floating about (Mr. Harmon’s “What I know About Running Coffee Shops” and Black Water Issue’s interviews with the WBC semi-finalists, “Regraphy”, as well as – why yes – my own “Coffeeography”) but we’ll also have some shiny new coloured clever drippers and the Tsubame range of kalita onsite, too – plus some HasBean merch !
photo: Ane Noss Bystadhaugen for The Barista League
PLAY: MINOR LEAGUES: LONDON
(presented by The Barista League x HasBean)
Last but certainly not least, our good friends at The Barista League will be taking over the space to host a pop-up event, the Minor Leagues, that is all of the great stuff about The Barista League – fun format, super vibes, tasty beer – but lighter, grittier, and more flexible.
Spaces are super limited so if you want to compete – either as a team or by yourself – you’ll need to sign up now !!! SIGN UP HERE
But STEVE , I hear you say , where I can I find this magical HasBean land away from the hustle and bustle of the festival?? Do I have to walk for ages???
No, my friend – tasty coffee and super vibez (to steal the term from my Irish friends ) are but a five minute walk from the Truman Brewery – use the map below or simply follow the red balloon, you’ll see what I mean….