As as this year comes to a close…….here are dates for our next home brewing courses


01/02 – Cupping

08/02- Aeropress

15/02- Filter


01/03 – Cupping

08/03- Aeropress

15/03- Filter

All our courses are on Tuesday evenings from 6pm – 7pm, cost £10 and are limited to 5 people per group..For more information please email vic@tappedandpacked.co.uk


This Sunday 28th November 2010

1pm to 3pm

‘Espresso Deconstruction’

Coffee supplied by Has Bean

Limited spaces remaining. £10.

RSVP vic@tappedandpacked.co.uk


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Coffee Courses

After a little summer break we’re going to have two more months of coffee course’s before we take a break for the Christmas period. So here are the date:


5th – Cupping

12th – Aeropress

19th- Filter


2nd – Cupping

9th – Aeropress

16th – Filter

Hope to see you all here……

Email vic@tappedandpacked.co.uk

New Sandwiches

We’ve got some new sandwiched coming onto our menu from tomorrow.

Egg, Bacon, Smoked Paprika on Poppyseed Bloomer £3.20 (Breakfast)

Brie, Tomato and Basil Baguette £2.50 (Lunch)

Pastrami, Spinach and Horseradish Cream Cheese on Ciabatta £3.20 (Lunch)

We’ve tried them today and they are uber tasty.

It’s been a very frantic summer, since the WBC’s so much so that I only realised last week this blog has not been updated for a long time. Now we’ve caught up on paper work, got a new barista, there’s going to be more time to do some blogging.

So we have a new menu. Our initial idea was to have a seasonal menu and change it every three months, though this is what we did this time around, we’ve decided for the future we’re going to change one or two items on the menu at a time. With this menu we’ve also welcomed on board two new coffee suppliers Has Bean and Origin Roasters.

So here is a little more information about our new coffee’s and where they come from

Brazil- Capim Branc- Yellow Catuie Varietal – Natural Process – Origin

Fazenda Capim Branco has been in the Andrade family since 1901. It is located in the high, green Cerrado Mineiro in
the north of Minas Gerais state, on the border with Bahia State.
The soils at Fazenda Capim Branco are volcanic and much of the farm is planted with the Yellow Catuaí varietal, which
thrives in this environment.
Tasting Notes: Almonds, Peanuts turning into a sweet sugar syrup.

El Salvador – Finca La Fany – Bourbon – Fully Washed – Has Bean

Finca La Fany has been producing coffee in El Salvador since 1870, and has belonged to the same family from generation to generation. Situated on the Santa Ana Volcano, the farm provides work for 24 families in the community in a biological corridor that stretches for 27 hectares from Mexico to Panama.

Tasting Notes: Sweet, Caramel, Creamy mouthfeel

Kenya – Tegu AA Kirimukuyu – SL-28 and SL- 34 Varietals- Fully Washed – Square Mile

This selection comes from the Tegu Mill – which processes coffee from around 900 farmers in the surrounding area.

Tasting Notes: Blackcurrant and ripe cherry, strawberrry jam and a little tangerine

Nicaragua – Finca Los Altos – Caturai Varietal- Fully Washed – Origin

Family farm run by Erwin Mierisch Buitrago, lots from this particular farm have been in the Cup of Excellence winners, most recently this year. Origin have the UK exclusive on this year on the coffee.

Tasting Notes: Hazelnuts, Caramel with sweet dried fruit finish

Panama – Duncan Organic Kotowa Farm- Bourbon, Typica, Caturai- Fully Washed – Union

The name originates from Alexander Duncan MacIntyre, the pioneering member of the Duncan family who went to Panama from Canada in 1913. His curiosity took him to the mountainous volcanic Boquete region where he fell in love with the area, the people, and the magic of the valley. Now in the fourth generation, Alexander’s family has cultivated and processed in the same traditional way and produces a truly special coffee called Duncan’s. The coffee is aged for three months in special wooden silos.

Tasting Notes: Jasmine, sweet red apple and apricot

It’s been a manic few weeks with our launch party, coffee courses and cake talks, time has been disappearing.

But now onto the serious stuff. Next week the world’s coffee eyes are going to be on London as it hosts the  11th World Barista Championships and a few coinciding events, the World Latte Art Championships, World Cupping Championships, World Coffee In Good Spirit and The World Aeropress Championship all taking place from 23rd to 25th at Caffe Culture in Earls Court.

So as you can imagine it’s going to be busy, as part of this celebration you might notice a few different faces behind the counter making your coffee. The reason for this is we are going to be lucky enough to have some of the national champions coming through and doing a few celebrity shifts. So keep your eyes open as I’m going to post sometimes next week. Amongst other festivities we’re going to be showing the championships live at the shop.

We’ve also been put on the Coffee Map and I think everyone should check it out as it tells you the best places to drink coffee in London.

Now I’m trying to kill two posts with one so here are the date’s for our after work coffee courses for July and August.

July 6th – Cupping

July 13th – Aeropress

July 27th – Filter

August 10th – Cupping

August 17th – Aeropress

August 24th – Filter

All the course run from 17:30 to 18:30 are £10 and are limited to 5 people. Please email vic@tappedandpacked.co.uk if you’re interested in booking a place or have any questions.

Since we’ve opened we’ve been so caught up in trying to catch up on pretty much everything that our launch party has been on a back burner. But alas the time has come and we’ve decided to have it along with our first private view. So please come along and RSVP by Monday the 7th of June.  The Private View is from 6 till 8pm with the party afterwards till late. This also means we’re going to be closing at 4pm on that day.