Where to start? I think we have to open with what an exceptional inaugural event the Coffee House Project (CHP) a.k.a. The Bristol Coffee Festival turned out to be - and I have to say well done to Louisa and Sofia for putting it together!
This was the first event that Dog and Hat have exhibited at and we chose Bristol as it's a hub for great coffee with such an amazing vibe.
It’s a BIG day for small business Dog and Hat!
Dog and Hat are extremely proud and pleased to announce that we have made it though from thousands of entries to become one of the Small Biz 100 for 2018.
Every year, the Small Business Saturday initiative is held on the first weekend of the December and this initiative is designed to encourage people to spend money with small business here in the UK, both locally and online.
The Small Business team also celebrates 100 small business in the 100 days leading up to the 1st December. As one of the chosen 100, our celebration day is Thursday 13th September - so keep your eyes peeled.
What can you say about the London Coffee Festival? For coffee lovers or those in the business it is simply one of the most exciting times of the year.
Where else can you catch up with some of the roasters that have sent their wonderful coffee out to our subscribers, cup coffees from some of the biggest names in the game, rub shoulders with the coffee-glitterati and win a notebook from Square Mile whilst standing next to James Hoffman (who is remarkably tall, btw).
We’ve selected the coffee for February, and we think it’s got the most variety of any month we’ve put together so far… and it should certainly lead to some healthy conversation throughout the month :-)
To start with, we’ve finally managed to get Long and Short (a new roaster from East London) into the subscriptions with their Honey-processed Costa Rica ‘Don Chico’. We were hoping to include them before Christmas with their amazing Panama (not a Geisha) coffee, but it just didn't work out - so we are very excited to get such a great all-rounder in this time around.
Firstly we hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
We currently have over 15 rosters on roster and between our 2x and 3x boxes plus the extra bags, we tend to cycle through those pretty quickly. Over the Christmas break we’ve been contacting a host of new roasters and gathering samples… so keep a close eye on the website, as we plan to rotate new roasters in as often as we can!