In this series, we’re asking the Pact community about their coffee rituals. If you’d like to be featured, you can find out more here!
What’s your name and Twitter handle?
Stephen Rapoport, @stephenrapoport
How long have you been with Pact?
Since October 2012, when I started the business out of my kitchen in Balham, SW London.
What’s your favourite brew method?
It varies a lot. I tend to make a cafetiere every morning for me and Emma to share. Then it’s v60 at work. Oh, and on weekends I make a mean flat white on my Europiccola.
What’s your favourite time of day to make a coffee, and why?
First thing in the morning. The smell and sound of the beans grinding ease me into the day almost as much as the coffee itself!
Who introduced you to coffee?
I probably had my first cup of coffee when I was 15, working in a chocolate warehouse. (It was Nescafe). I think I first discovered fresh roasted coffee at Monmouth in Soho about 10 years ago.
On what day does your coffee taste best, and why?
Sunday. I think because it’s the day I get to indulge most in the process of making it.
What album goes best with a good cup of coffee?
Ooh tough one. Maybe Frank Sinatra Ring-a-Ding-Ding? It features The Coffee Song
What problem can be solved with coffee?
What problem CAN’T be solved with coffee!?
If coffee could give you a superpower, what would it be?
Coffee gives me all the power I need!
Thank you Stephen for sharing your coffee rituals! if you’d like to be interviewed for our series, you can find more info here.