Speaking with Paul and Kris, the coffee duo compare their e-commerce business to that of a small boutique shop, the kind where the owner knows you personally and you can chat with them about what they sell and they help you before, during and after your purchase. “Social media has given the company the opportunity to be that little bit more personal and to really stimulate debate which we think is critical for developing our business. Its nice when it’s all working great but it’s also wonderful when somebody has a problem with us, or a question about something then we can address this for them and for all our customers”.
“Cafe Dromedar – the guys in there really know there beans, the best way to make the coffee and some of the bespoke drinks they do are truly incredible. Check out the Chilli Kaffe if you ever get the opportunity, you won’t be disappointed. Beyond that you can’t really beat the atmosphere and feeling of tasting coffee right at the source but this is not an experience you have everyday”.
What blend are YOU currently drinking?
“I’m trying out one of our upcoming grandCRUs which we are calling Espresso Yourself. It’s a lethal combination of Kenyan and Brazilian, not too sweet and not too spicy! Below, EightPointNine owner Paul mixes his favourite blend.
“Take 8.9 grams of our hand-blended coffee, combine in a cafetière with 160ml of water boiled to 92C then wait for minutes and enjoy! That is certainly one way but of course everyone has their own favourite method”.
Other news: Look out as eightpointnine comes to Europe soon. Keep up to date with their blog.