The idea for our gathering was initially inspired by Tim Sturk of Coffee Cherry Training. Tim quizzed some of our team to prep us for our SCA Intermediate Brewing exam, the concept of combining a fun, sociable experience with some coffee geekery was born.
We now proudly present to you the inaugural Big Fat Coffee Quiz of the Year!
Our vision was pub quiz meets latte art throwdown! Question rounds, picture rounds, sensory rounds, a latte art competition, an Aeropress/Aerobie Ring toss (you do all remember our 2014 #Aerotosser event don't you?) along with the standard coffee gathering essentials of pizza, beer and prizes - you name it, we thought of it!
As always we brought some friends along for the ride and roped in support from the legends at La Marzocco UK, Compak Grinders UK, Minor Figures, Orea, Knock and Williams Brothers. All who very generously sponsored by donating not only towards our grand prize for the winners but by fuelling us with pizza and beer for the evening.
We were left with warm hearts (and a couple of sore heads) after a successful night of coffee friends appreciation, healthy competition and loads of laughs! Everything you would expect from being surrounded by the community that makes working in the coffee industry the pleasure that it is.
A huge thank you to everyone who made the effort to join us. We're looking at you The Alchemy Experiment, Bare Bones Chocolate, Us V Them, Ottoman Coffeehouse, Space Speciality Coffee House, EH9 Espresso, Five March Morning Glory, Cairngorm Coffee Roasters, Fortitude Coffee Roasters, Thomsons Coffee Roasters, Minor Figures, Mancuso Coffee, Zennor, Hinba and DO Coffee! What a damn fine turn out!
Congrats to team Cairngourmet! The clear winners - after an extremely tense #Aerotossing tie breaker with the Power Puck Girls!
Shout outs of appreciation to our sponsors: Williams Brothers Brewing Co, La Marzocco UK, Knock Precision Grinders, Compak UK, Minor Figures, Orea and us, your hosts, Dear Green!
See you all at the next Big Fat Quiz? Join our mailing list to find out about the next one. We can see this being a permanent fixture on your calendar!