Winter 2015 Interview – Karen (Bean Thinking)

Latte Art

Q1. What is your Name?


Q2. What is the name of your blog or organisation?

Bean Thinking

Q3. Where are you located in the world?

London, UK

Q4. Do you have a favourite Valentine’s Day drink?

In actual fact, I’d probably have to answer the same to this question as I do to question 5. However, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’ll instead say: A well prepared latte, based on an excellent espresso blend which has been made by a skilled barista who can do ‘heart’ Latte art.

Q5. What is your favourite drink during the Winter?

A Chemex of a different single-estate coffee that I haven’t yet tried. We have so many good coffee roasters, roasting truly excellent coffee, now in the UK. Who could want more than a steaming cup of hot coffee on a cold winter’s day?

Q6. What is the perfect Winter weekend setting to enjoy the drink?

In a small, independent cafe, preferably at a window seat watching people go by. Failing that, in a small, independent cafe watching what is going on in the cafe. There is so much going on around us if we just put down our mobile phones and look.

Q7. What is usually your last drink of the day?

A decaf tea or a glass of wine. I can’t drink coffee all day!

Q8. If you could go back in time, which famous person would like to have a drink with?

Edmond Halley (1656-1742). Although he is mostly known today for “Halley’s comet”, Halley did quite a lot of research on clouds and the weather. He was also a regular (with Isaac Newton) at one of London’s first coffee houses (The Grecian). I’d like to ask him, did he gain inspiration for his research on clouds by looking at his steaming coffee?

Q9. Where can people find out more about you?

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