World Coffee Day – Uncommon cafés: Meet Kieran

World Coffee Day – Uncommon cafés: Meet Kieran

Happy International Coffee Day! We all know coffee isn’t just a caffeine-kick. It’s a drink for when you want to catch-up with your friends at your favourite local boutique café, to warm you up on a winter day or to drink iced during a heatwave. It’s a drink that brings us together, no matter where in the world you are. It’s a shared love language, so it’s only right that we have a day dedicated to it.

There are a few coffee days throughout the year. There’s one on September 29th and one on October 1st – the perfect mark to start-up the Autumn Season. Our philosophy at Uncommon is that it’s coffee day, everyday.

One of the great benefits of having a membership at Uncommon is that we understand coffee culture better than most. Each Uncommon workspace houses its own café, offering incredibly high-quality coffee by Assembly Coffee, alongside healthy snacks and drinks. 

Here is our interview with Tom, who is the Food & Beverage Manager across all our Uncommon Spaces.

Tell us a little bit about your background F&B background, and how your journey led up to Uncommon

After university I worked in the F&B department of a 4* Hotel called the Runnymede on Thames.  I have always had a keen interest in all things coffee so decided to apply for the roll of Barista at the newly opening Uncommon Fulham.  Since then I have helped in the opening of the Uncommon Liverpool Street Café and have continued to develop my career within the company.

What is your favourite part about the Uncommon café and your role?

I enjoy getting to work with and introduce new products into the cafes and shops at Uncommon.

What is the most popular coffee order at Uncommon Spaces?

Flat White (very closely followed by Oat Flat White)

What is your favourite drink to make? Any tips you can share on making the perfect cup?

At home I love to make pour-over coffee using a V60 or Kalita Wave – it’s the perfect way to try interesting and complex coffees.  Top tip: use filtered water and not London tap!

Do you know any interesting/unusual facts about coffee you’d like to share with us?

Despite having the name Arabica – the plant was originally discovered in Ethiopia.

And how do you like to take your coffee?

Pour-over Filter.


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