Hi! I’m Henry and I love coffee.
Ever since I started university in London in 2008, I have been exploring the many coffee shops that the city has to offer. When I finished uni, I spent 18 months in the Quality Control department at DR Wakefield & Co, a green bean coffee importing company. As you can imagine, this was a dream come true!
I am now involved in the Trading side of things which is proving to be an amazing learning experience. I have been lucky enough to turn my passion into my profession and have loved every minute so far. I originally set up the blog while I was at uni as a platform to learn more about coffee and to document all the amazing places that I visited. During my 18 months in Quality Control, I took a break from Lyndons’ Coffee and while I still read other people’s coffee blogs, I missed contributing to the blogosphere myself!
I decided to start writing again in July 2015. All the content prior to this was written before I started working in the industry, so please take this with a pinch of salt. At the time I didn’t know all the appropriate industry terminology to analyse and describe coffee – these were honest articles written about places and trends from the perspective of a passionate coffee enthusiast. I have kept them here as they are an important part of my coffee journey.
Even though I am now working in the coffee industry, I still want to make this blog accessible to everyone. My aim is to share a lot of what I have learned with both fellow coffee enthusiasts and people in the industry. I hope that some of my future articles might create some dialogue so that we can all learn from each other.
I’m not claiming to be a Barista champion or a coffee expert. I’m just out to make specialty coffee more accessible and to learn a few things on the way!
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You can either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via my twitter page.
I look forward to hearing from you!
All the best,