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Coffee tasting at MAME 24 September 2017

On Sunday 24 September I hurried to MAME for their semi-regular monthly tasting, which may not be happening in October as they’re closing briefly for a refit! Emi mentioned that they plan to have more seating, which would be great…. Continue reading →

September 2017 round-up

Renaissance St Pancras in the daytime. Never get tired of looking at it. Renaissance St Pancras at night Wow. I can’t believe I haven’t posted since July. The problem with going away for an extended period of time is that… Continue reading →

WABI 和美 A Taste of Japan Trade day Friday 7 July 2017

This was another rather fortuitous event. After I decided to go to the International Wine Challenge (IWC) sake trophy winners tasting at the Japanese Embassy in London, I followed IWC on Twitter… and they were promoting WABI! As it turned out,… Continue reading →

IWC Trophy winning sake tasting at Japanese Embassy London July 2017

This was a classic case of a good deed coming back to reward you in expected ways. I gave my brother a ticket to a Sake Service Institute (SSI) tasting for his birthday last year, as a result of which… Continue reading →

Filter methods comparison at MAME 16 July 2017

The wonderful Emi and Mathieu held another session at MAME on Sunday 16 July, although it wasn’t the same kind of tasting as they had been doing for the last few months! This time they took the exact same coffee…… Continue reading →

One coffee six ways: coffee tasting at MAME April 2017

April was busy for MAME, with not one but two tastings! (They held a fruit tasting earlier in the month.) This tasting was much more focused than the ones I’d been to previously. One coffee variety from one farm, processed three ways… Continue reading →

Fruit tasting at MAME

We weren’t organised enough to go anywhere over Easter, so we stayed local, enjoying some long walks with friends and doing a few things around the house. Plus I went to a tasting at MAME and we had a chocolate… Continue reading →

Chicago coffee tasting at MAME

Mathieu and Emi held a special tasting session at MAME on Sunday 9 April to share some coffees that Mathieu had brought back from a trip to the US, specifically to Chicago. A friend insisted that he visit famous roasters… Continue reading →

Photo gallery: Gozenshu sake tasting at Sakagura with Tengu Sake

Sake tasting at Shinwazen, March 2017

The very generous Markus Baumgartner is one half of the couple who run the charming Japanese food, drink and gift shop Shinwazen near Zürich Hauptbahnhof. He and his wife Yuko are retired, but active in the Slow Food movement and… Continue reading →

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