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From Coffee Bean to Cup - the journey of the coffee bean

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From Coffee Bean to Cup - the journey of the coffee bean

So, you want to know where coffee beans come from? Then now's your chance to find out a bit more about it. This is the first part of a series of posts on the journey of the coffee bean from the farmer all the way through to the point where it ends up in your cup as a lovely, tasty cup of coffee. Let's start with a simple fact that you may or may not know. The bean we refer to is not a bean at all. In fact it's the seed of a cherry. To be more specific, the...

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6 Reasons You Should Join Our Coffee Subscription Plan

6 Reasons You Should Join Our Coffee Subscription Plan

You've ordered your freshly roasted coffee. It arrives in the nick of time, you break open the bag and get out your favourite brewer. Before you know it, the bag is empty. You place another order and wait. No coffee for you until the next bag arrives... Why bother with all of this nonsense and instead just set up a coffee subscription, safe in the knowledge that you'll get your coffee when you need it. If you're still unsure, here are six reasons why you should set up your subscription now... Coffees are specially selected by our master roaster from...

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New Coffee From the Democratic Republic of Congo

New Coffee From the Democratic Republic of Congo

Try the beautiful rich flavour from our new coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC has suffered decades of conflict resulting in a country that has been held back by political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption and exploitation. As with its neighbours Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda coffee represents a significant opportunity for economic regeneration and social impact. The area is perfect for coffee growing, with its rich volcanic soils, high altititude and up to 2000mm of rainfall annually. In the 1970's the DRC was a leading exporter of coffee beans to the rest of the world. Today the annual coffee...

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New In - Finca Muxbal coffee beans from Mexico!

New In - Finca Muxbal coffee beans from Mexico!

We've just added another coffee to our collection. The Finca Muxbal coffee farm, resting high on the slopes of the active Tacana volcano close to the Guatemalan border, is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo. It was bought by Maeggi's father, Don Enrique, in 1959 and he operated by three key principles: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and of course the production of very high quality coffee. This is evidenced by the fact that the farm is Rainforest Alliance certified and has achieved 100% compliance in recent audits - the first coffee farm to achieve this in...

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How to Brew: Hario V60 single pour

How to Brew: Hario V60 single pour

The Hario V60 is a great method of brewing fresh coffee. Because of the fine filter, the resulting cup of coffee is clean tasting with no slushy sediment (unlike a cafetiere). Check out this great video showing the method in action...   If you'd like to try out this method, we have some Hario V60 one-cup pour over drippers in stock. Our coffee starter set is the perfect option as you'll get a Hario V60 size 01 dripper, some filter papers and a bag of freshly roasted coffee all-in for £13.99. Start your speciality coffee experience now with the perfect...

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