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In The Mood for Love

By Jacqui | Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Heart pouring practice!  In anticipation of the opening of the Love Show next Friday, our baristas spent some time at the Roaster Coffee Lab in Rocky Hill, pouring hearts into the foam on their cappuccinos.

To paraphrase Tim, using the very scientific method of ‘everyone pointing at their favorite one’, Thomas was crowned the King of Hearts.  Find a heart in your Small World drink?  Share it with us on Twitter @swcoffee!

The Cap-Off Winner Is…

By Jacqui | Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 10:48 am


Last Tuesday we held our annual Cap-Off contest to determine which of our baristas makes the best cappuccino.  The competition is fierce, and the competition style is not unlike the barista championships held in the world of specialty coffee.  The rules are strict.  All of our coffee trained employees are eligible to compete, which means there are roughly 30 competitors, broken down into brackets.  Our judges, our own master roaster Jon along with former roaster Michael and former worldling, Nicos, sip each drink in seclusion, ranking them for their composition and quality.  One by one, the brackets get smaller until we have crowned a new champion.

So who made the best cappuccino & took home the trophy last week?  This year’s competition proved to be quite a show, and when the winner was announced, the crowd went wild.   And the winner is….
Tuc wins!


Despite the fact that Tuc has trained each and every one of our coffee makers, he has never won the title of Cap-Off champ!  More pictures (courtesy of Kathy Altimirano) in the gallery below.

Small World Coffee’s ‘Cap-Off’ Rules

By Jacqui | Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 10:30 am

Every year, our worldlings gather for an in-house, bracket-style competition to see who can pour the best cappuccino.  We call it the ‘Cap-Off’, and at our staff meeting this Tuesday night, it’ll be time for this annual showdown.  It’s an event that is widely talked up by the crew, as the winner earns bragging rights for an entire year… and everyone else has an entire year to hype themselves up to be this year’s biggest threat! (more…)

Cap-Off Practice Session

By Jacqui | Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 9:35 am

In one month, our baristas will gather in the empty Wither spoon Street cafe – but not for our monthly staff meeting.  Instead of discussing upcoming events, brushing up on procedures or celebrating employees’ anniversaries, there will be hooting and hollering, and maybe some gentle trash-talking.  It’s not your typical all-crew meeting, it’s our annual Cap Off!