1. While in Australia I had the pleasure of visiting a lot of amazing cafes. What was immediately apparent to me is how serious they take their coffee and the quality of the cafes in general. What blew me away was how insanely busy some of these places were with the standout being The League of Honest Coffee. These guys are smashing out coffee at volumes I've only seen once before, and the quality of the shots and milk drinks were beautiful.

    As I sat there and watched the baristas work, it struck me that I needed to shoot a video so that I could share it with everyone for a couple of reasons:

    1. I want you to watch the entire video and really pay attention to whats going on. These guys have their systems down and every things moving like clockwork. I've watched it several times to notice all the details of how the flow of clients move, how there are two baristas on the customer side of the bar pouring drinks and interacting with clients and even delivering drinks. Pay attention to the sheer volume of shots being pulled and the number of pitchers being steamed. Honesty, I've never seen a cafe this busy running this well, its very impressive.

    2. Often people feel that Slayer can only be used as a Single Origin machine on a slow bar. Sure, Slayer is the perfect machine for pulling beautiful SO's...But Slayer was designed to handle the volume of the busiest cafes and we're starting to see more and more cafes putting Slayer on their main bar. The reason for this is simple: Slayer has unlimited steam, even from a 2 group machine and will never let you down. Slayer's pre-heat system ensures that you're always pulling shots at your desired temperature. Slayer is ergonomic meaning that all hand movements are fluid and intuitive. Slayer is void of all unnecessary distractions...buttons, lights, switches, gauges, sight glass, etc and either completely removed or placed out of sight - this means that only what the barista needs to do their work is visible and this helps put the focus back onto the coffee. In short, Slayer is the perfect machine for production environments.

    Although this is a longer video, I hope you watch it all and learn something from the way they're doing things down under and remember that Slayer puts the power into the hands of the barista.

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  3. Katsuyuki Tanaka, barista and owner of Bear Pond Espresso in Setagaya, Tokyo gives an inside look on his classic style of espresso.

    Director: Jake Davis

    Presented By: K-Swiss Japan



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  4. Any discussion of the Los Angeles coffee scene would be incomplete without a mention of Handsome Roasters, the stalwart of the arts district that prides itself on being simple, warm, and accessible. Founded just over a year ago by Tyler Wells, Michael Phillips, and Chris Owens, the shop supplies coffee and espresso drinks to an entire community and serves as a vibrant meeting place for regulars and newcomers alike.

    Film by Nathan Sage
    Produced by Antonio Diaz
    Music by Four Tet

    View it on Life & Thyme: lifeandthyme.com/video/handsome-coffee-roasters/

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  5. While making shoes for you is what prompts our journeys abroad others are driven by their own obsessions to travel. This summer our “Have Love, Will Travel” campaign shares the stories of some of our more nomadic friends including Dave Trevena from Classic Coffee.

    Like most of us Dave gets a good kick out of drinking coffee but he actually gets an even bigger buzz making java for others. Working as barista in a café allowed him to master his craft but standing behind a coffee machine six days a week was not his idea of fun.

    Dave decided to take his skills mobile and offer his blend from the back of his car. He bought a 1967 VW Kombi and between shifts at the café restored the vintage wheels and fitted it out with a primo coffee machine.
    So these days he works for himself and most mornings you’ll find him at the top of South Avalon headland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, helping surf-checkers and tradies get their day rolling with his tasty mixes from Gabriel Specialty Coffee. Other times you’ll find him as far north as Byron Bay helping festival goers get through the line-up at Splendour In The Grass. Classic Coffee is coming to a car park near you soon.
    Dave’s picks from the Urge Have Love, Will Travel Summer 2013 Collection include Calvin, Utah and Paros.

    Follow the entire Summer campaign for Urge Footwear 2013 at urgefootwear.com

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