Bean Ground is a popular coffee blog that's managed and maintained by Mark Morphew. Bean Ground aims to provide informational resources and step by step guides so even the novice home coffee brewer can learn the necessary skills needed to churn out excellent coffee shop quality coffee - in the comfort of their own home.
I try to simplify the information provided at Bean Ground so you can easily follow along at home without needing to pull out a barista pocket reference book to understand the terminology and language used. My reviews and recommendations also help you to make better-informed decisions about buying coffee gear and finding amazing quality coffee.
Mark's love for coffee can be traced back over 20 years when he graduated from hospitality and catering college in Northern England. After landing his first full-time job as a commis chef in a busy hotel, he befriended one of the waiters who after some pestering supplied Mark with strong back coffee to help get him through the long shifts. In return, Mark would make sure the waiter was well fed when the staff dinners were handed out.
Fast forward a few years, and Mark's thirst for coffee overtook his love for cooking, and he found himself slowing moving into the "front of house" rather than the 'back of house" kitchen environment. After switching up his carrier, Mark found himself dumping his chef whites in favor of a barista apron. He soon began working in a few popular cafes and restaurant in both the United Kingdom and the Middle East - and so the journey began.
Fast forward a decade or so. Today, Mark is a stay at home Dad who loves nothing more than to write about "all things" coffee and help to educate others on how to brew great-tasting coffee at home - minus the "fluff" and confusion.
Bean Ground's Values
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Past Work Experience
The Espresso Lab
Address: Unit 8, Building 7, Dubai Design District – United Arab Emirates
Address: Souk Al Bahar – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Hilton Fujairah Resort (Fez Outlet)
Address: Hilton Fujairah Resort hotel, Rughaylat Road – Fujairah – United Arab Emirates
Address: 16 New Station St, Leeds LS1 5DL, UK
Vodka Revolution Bars & Restaurants
Address: 1 & 2, The Plaza, Fitzwilliam St, Sheffield S1 4JL, UK
Danum Hotel Doncaster Centre
Address: High St, Doncaster DN1 1DN, UK