Sunday 20th May - I don't think we could have asked for a better day!! The sun shone, everything went to plan and the whole day was just joyous! The atmosphere created by the live music was spectacular, the good food market was, as ever, a fantastic array of deliciousness and everything we hoped for of the day, and more unfolded.
On the final day of the coffee festival - we assembled at 8am and set to work helping the fair-trade stall set up, the Beanbug take it's postition and to decorate and prepare the poultry walk and the part of the Civic Square the Good Food Market kindly let us use. Coffee West set up (after a few minor electrical logistics were resolved) and by 10am the festival was in full swing! We had the wonderful Matthew and Me startin g the days musical play list, which totally lifted the mood and I'm sure was great for the nervous barista's to make coffee to. The Beanbug coffee machine is different from anything the nine competing baristas had used before so they were really valiant in their quick learning and getting used to it, under the fantastic guidance of Jamie Banwell from Base Coffee.