Hi there,

I’m Pete, and there’s two things in life I probably couldn’t live without. The first is my beard, it’s the ginger highlight of an otherwise average face, the thing that helps me look more distinguished than I actually am, and the key to the door of every “hipster” café I’ve ever set foot in. The second, is a damn good cup of coffee.

Boy ‘n’ Bean is my journey through the coffee beans and coffee shops of the world, with the aim of helping you love coffee as much as I do.

I’m pretty sure I fell in love with coffee for the same reasons most second year university students did, the caffeine! But as it caught hold of me, I started searching for the ultimate coffee, it got me thinking…

The fact that I might be enjoying a cup of coffee at any given moment, didn’t happen by accident. In some far off country a farmer cared about growing quality beans. An independent supplier got it into the hands of a roaster, who worked their magic until finally a barista at my local cafe or I in my kitchen, carefully brewed the coffee to release its full potential.

Coffee can sometimes be complicated, coffee can sometimes be easy.

But coffee is always great.