The 6/8 Kafe Blog


Last week saw the release of the film ‘Barista.’ The film follows the USA Barista Championship.
Stay with me, yes there is a film and yes there are competitions!
The film is a great window into a world of pure coffee geekage and it’s entertaining and it’s informative and it’s funny – what more could you want?!

It’s available to buy or rent ‘off of’ iTunes, why not take a look:

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You might have noticed at 6/8 we are always working on our ‘latte art’ – the pretty patterns we try our best to pour onto the top of your drink.

It is not as easy as it looks! (or maybe it doesn’t look easy.) Either way, we try our best.

Anyway this week we thought we would share with you a great little tutorial video on how to pour a latte art ‘rosetta.’


The Aeropress is probably the newest brewer to make its way into most speciality coffee shops – even if they are not serving Aeropress, they probably have one behind the counter. The Aeropress was designed by Alan Adler the president of Aerobie frisbee company in 2005 but has already featured in many World Brewers Cup Barista competitions.


Kalita Wave Coffee Brewing Geek-Sesh

Not even any music. Seriously.

Kalita Wave

Kalita is a Japanese glassware company. Their most popular coffee brewer is the Kalita Wave. The Wave is a fairly classic pour-over method but has two distinct differences from most others. The first difference is that the Kalita Wave is a flat bottomed filter – unlike the Chemex – covered last week and the Hario v60 that are both cone shaped filters. (more…)

Filter Coffee and Pour Overs

(This is a post for ‘newbies,’ coffee nerds may tune out now.)

La Marzocco has always been about obsession

Founded in 1927 by Giuseppe and Bruno Bambi, La Marzocco had its beginnings in Florence, Italy, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, who created some of the world’s most celebrated works of art.
‘’La Marzocco FB 80 It’s not jut a espresso machine – This is art!’’ : 6/8 Kafe
See it live in action at – Six Eight Kafé Millennium Point

Let’s talk about menus and the ‘mini latte’…

At 6/8 we have a fairly typical speciality coffee menu, people who drink in speciality coffee shops will get it, those who are new to speciality coffee can find it confusing. Honestly a speciality coffee menu can be a little confusing, we will discuss why in a minute.