Perhaps some of you doubted that Longberry would return for another issue. Perhaps some of you thought that the strap line of “An occasional journal of coffee” was a strange choice. Either way, I hope you’re pleased to hear that Longberry is returning!
Issue Two will be available very soon, shipped by us direct to your door and also available (we hope) at cafes, and places, all around the world. (Because this time it will be available wholesale also).
To celebrate the launch Longberry 1 are collaborating on a dinner with the rightly lauded chef of Silo in Brighton, Douglas McMaster. The dinner takes place during the weekend of the UK Brewers Cup, also taking place in Brighton this coming weekend.
Tickets for this dinner are still available, and they consist of an £8 donation to charity. Don’t let this absurdly low number fool you, this is going to be one of the most interesting dinners you could attend, if you’re in any way interested in coffee, sustainability and waste. (Carrots slow cooked in the heat of coffee compost anyone…?). Douglas is one of the most innovative, interesting chef in the UK and you should visit Silo if you get the chance.
Somehow there are some tickets left, and I strongly recommend you buy one. Adding on a train ticket and a hotel in Brighton won’t prevent this being a bargain. Tickets are here.
Back to the magazine: what can you expect in this issue? More stories from origin that never get told (reactions to this piece are going to be interesting…), plant sentience and coffee fighting back, an exploration of the forgotten fruit, and plenty more. We’re very proud of this issue, and I like how it has progressed from the last one. Right now we aren’t accepting wholesale or retail orders, but I will post again as soon as we are.
- I say Longberry, aware that the work is really being done by Editor Ben Szobody ↩︎