Serving Assembly: Bubbly Batch at Fareby Ben Sibley
A brew bar pop-up in Clerkenwell, east London
In collaboration with wine bar and restaurant group Sager and Wilde, we're excited to announce a four-week pop-up cafe at Fare - the group's all-day cafe and bar in Clerkenwell, east London.
With coffee from Assembly and pastries from Flor Bakery, the cafe is brought to you by Ben Eames aka Bubbly Batch. Formerly barista at Prufrock, Ben is making a name for himself in the London coffee community with his increasingly daredevil filter coffee brewing, delivered on social media with a dry wit that we challenge anyone to not crack a laugh at.
Where did Bubbly Batch originate, and where is it going? We asked the man himself...
'Bubbly Batch started in Siop Shop in Manchester, where I ordered a batch brew and it arrived with a thick head of bubbles. I posted a photo on my story with the hashtag #bubblybatch and thought it was quite funny.
Then I did it again and again. After a few posts, followers were sending me their own brews, and it started to grow. I started to make a few videos, got some designs done and dropped my first run of merch as well. Now I've got #bubblybatch posts coming in most mornings, and I'm about to release another bunch of merch. It's growing and it's exciting - I'm loving how many people are getting involved.
Bubbly Batch is and always will be about having fun with coffee. My perspective on specialty coffee is all about enjoying it and not taking it too seriously, and that’s what Bubbly Batch encapsulates. A small and developing coffee community, bringing people together.'
Catch Ben and the bubbliest batch in London from 7.30-15.00, Monday to Friday for the whole of July.