shrewsbury barista

Simon Glover, barista at Waterloo Tea at the Washington, in Penarth.

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Dragon Well Green. Listen up.

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Top photo - what happens when 2 baristas share a kitchen.

Bottom photo - I still love NotNeutral cups.

Talking about Tea

So, I now work for a tea company. Don’t get me wrong, we do everything we can with the coffee! However, I’m learning a lot more about tea. So I’m probably gonna post more stuff about that now too.

So, I’m gonna start with Iron Goddess of Mercy.

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kingsforever-deactivated2014011 asked: How the hell did I miss that you're in my city!? How much longer are you here buddy?

haha indefinitely man, moved here to work at Waterloo Tea. Well, that and to escape Shrewbsury! So yeah, here full time. If you find yourself in Penarth check out Waterloo Tea in the Washington building, I seem to spent most of my time there behind the espresso machine, which I’m okay with!

Being around the crew at Waterloo, I’ve had to step my latte art game up to stay interesting. Luckily Josh was on hand to snap a pic of this Swan I was fairly proud of! I’m so excited to be working with this company and with such awesome people, If you’re ever near by, try the Rosebud tea. Absolutely delicious, and caffeine free, so you can have a coffee too!

Being around the crew at Waterloo, I’ve had to step my latte art game up to stay interesting. Luckily Josh was on hand to snap a pic of this Swan I was fairly proud of! I’m so excited to be working with this company and with such awesome people, If you’re ever near by, try the Rosebud tea. Absolutely delicious, and caffeine free, so you can have a coffee too!

Rosetta in a Matcha Latte. Working for Waterloo tea has allowed me to try loads of delicious drinks I hadn’t tried before. This Matcha tastes like a hyper version of your typical japanese green tea - like steamed veg. Utterly delicious and allows me to make green latte art, which is pretty cool, I think we can all agree.

Rosetta in a Matcha Latte. Working for Waterloo tea has allowed me to try loads of delicious drinks I hadn’t tried before. This Matcha tastes like a hyper version of your typical japanese green tea - like steamed veg. Utterly delicious and allows me to make green latte art, which is pretty cool, I think we can all agree.

So, the big news I teased.

I’ve recently started a new job as a barista. I’m now working at Waterloo Tea in Cardiff, currently in the Penarth store in the Washington building. So far its been fantastic, working with amazing people and serving a jaw-dropping selection of fantastic tea, coffee and cakes.

imagephoto by @ctangle on twitter. Currently using a delicious single origin coffee from Honduras roasted by Square Mile with strong tastes of toffee and burnt caramel, this is how we present our Flat Whites. It feels fantastic to already have people sharing photos of the drinks I make and serve them.

A latte and white peach blossom tea at Waterloo Tea's new store in the Washington Building, Penarth. Absolutely delicious and I can’t sing the praises of the new shop enough, a brilliant, bright space with a relaxing vibe. The serving boards are cool too, made from naturally felled welsh wood.

A latte and white peach blossom tea at Waterloo Tea's new store in the Washington Building, Penarth. Absolutely delicious and I can’t sing the praises of the new shop enough, a brilliant, bright space with a relaxing vibe. The serving boards are cool too, made from naturally felled welsh wood.

Haven’t posted in a while

Sorry about that. There’s some big news coming up for me, which will probably mean a load of cool new photos and boring text blocks, so hopefully I’ll be back to being entertaining soon!