Latte Art Lookback 2018

It has somehow come to that time of the year again, where we look back at the year, and one of my favourite blog posts I wrote last year, was my Latte Art Lookback, and since it was one of my most popular blog posts in 2017, I thought I'd do a 2018 version.


This year has been completely different, I have worked at a total of 4 cafes, worked at an event, and have had a few life breaks (you'll see the obvious gaps) 
But without further or do, here is everything I have poured in 2018.


January 

The beginning of the year I was still working at Coffee Lab, but I did have a few life things going on, so I went down to part time, as I was no longer living in Southampton it became a massive commute to get to Winchester. 


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Remember when everyone was pouring into avocado's? Same
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February 

February was the month that I left Coffee Lab, I didn't have another job lined up, but I knew it was the right decision to do. I needed to move on with my life, and I honestly made life long friends working there, I learnt more than I could ever imagine, and I can't thank them enough for that.



(06.02.2018) 


apparently I did no latte art during February (I told you there would be gaps!!)



March 

Also another gap, I spent most of March, looking for jobs, waiting for job interviews, even looking outside of the coffee industry, and it was definitely a low (but definitely not the lowest) of 2018. 



April

In April I started working at a chain company called Second Cup, although I really didn't fancy working for a chain again, I knew I had no other choice, I needed a job, I needed money, and no where else was hiring / would ever reply to my job applications !!! 


(05.04.2018)




April was also the month of London Coffee Festival 
(I will be going more indepth on another blog post coming out soon about all the best bits of 2018, so look out for that)
I managed to do a cheeky little pheonix pour whilst I was there which actually was the best pour I'd done in months.

(my pour on the right)
(13.04.2018)



here's me also pouring with Minor Figures Oat Milk for the first time
(13.04.2018)





My pour from the Hasbean pop up store - which admittedly took me way longer than it should've to find.
(13.04.2018)





May 

May was a really weird month, I got fired from second cup (more on that in a different post) I got really sick, I was in hospital a few times, I got a boyfriend (woo!) It was my birthday, and I found a new job (just a warning things go VERY DOWNHILL) 

In may I started working for a company called Coffee And Drift, which I thought was a perfect job. A brand new cafe, me as head barista. It was a dream. HA nope. 

One of the reasons it went downhill so quickly was I was waiting for this cafe to open until AUGUST, it was meant to open at the end of May, that's fine I had a bit of money put away I could survive, but no muggings me WAITED until August. Should of been a warning that it wasn't going to end well.


Anyway, back to latte art because I could literally rant for a thousand pages. 

We did some Instagram shoots for the new Instagram, which had my art on.

(I also lost a lot of the photos that were on the Instagram, as I got blocked from their Instagram (petty-ness level 100) so I asked them to take down every photo with my art, but I didn't actually have the photo's on my phone, so there would be a lot more... but) 


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Were just going to do a very big skip here, straight to August, because nothing happened in June and July due to me being STUPID.



August 

As well as actually starting work at Coffee and Drift, I also got the opportunity to work at Bestival with Fi and Casey from Girls Who Grind Coffee (highlight of the year!!!) 


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best swan of 2018 goes to this lil guy
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By far the most terrifying photo I've ever taken
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September


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So, this is the part where I got fired from Coffee and Drift, or as they put it "failed my probation period" I'm not going to get into the details as to why, but I was pretty low, I have never been so stressed in a job like I was at Coffee and Drift, and it was definitely a completely different atmosphere than I have ever experienced in a coffee shop before. 

I was again, unemployed. 

On a whim, I messaged a coffee shop that I used to love to visit, I knew it had just been put under new ownership and that they were hiring, so I slid into their Instagram DM's (classy and how 2018 of me) and I got the job as head barista. 

This was Lemana Coffee and Kitchen, my absolute dream, head barista and coffee connoisseur of the store, and my 2018 really started to get good.



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October



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10 espresso shots anyone?
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November



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December



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And we have finally reached the end! Give yourself a sticker if you've made it through the entire post.

I love doing these posts, as its nice to see everything I have created over the year, it highlights the highs and the lows and what a roller coaster of a year it has been.

I hope your 2018 has been epic, and here's to an amazing 2019. 


If you want to see last years Latte Art Lookback click here





















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