…did you know that there’s a specific type of person who actually drinks coffee for a living? Yup – they’re called ‘Cuppers’, and their job description entails travelling around the world to find the most exciting new suppliers and beans, obsessively refining combinations of these into blends, and then working out how best to prepare them – making the ‘job’ of the drinker (you and I) as easy as possible.
So, if you’re a coffee drinker, a professional Cupper makes for a real fascinating chat, and with this in mind, when I found one hanging out in the basement of a coffee shop in Leather Lane (Prufrock Coffee, if you’re wondering), I saw my chance to write something uh…’educational’.
So… introducing encyclopaedic coffee man – John Thompson of Cafepod – the guy behind the brand’s various blends, and I suppose what you could call something of a caffeine concocting culinary strategist.
And how’s that for a weird sentence?