Jeremie ran a tight ship in  the cupping room

I’ve just returned from Bujumbura where I’ve again had the pleasure of serving on the International jury for their COE. This was my second time on the Burundi jury, I was also at their first competition in 2012 and I…

Kenya season

We are excited as always for the beginning of Kenya season and it is looking to be a very good season indeed with plenty of tasty coffee coming up! The first offering we have for you comes from the Kaiguri…

Costa Rica, February 2014

Each year I travel to Costa Rica to cup with our exporting partners and visit the farms that we buy from, a trip that this spring resulted in a full container of delicious coffee which just landed in our roastery….

Finca Filadelfia

This year I went to Guatemala to participate in the annual Cup of Excellence that was held at Anacafe in Guatemala city.  This was  great fun and we tasted loads of tasty coffee, it’s always interesting to taste so many…

At the end of April John went to El Salvador to participate in his first Cup of Excellence as an observer. We have managed to get all 30 coffees that went to auction last week and will run a cupping…

Ethiopians

The first couple of Ethiopians are available in the webshop now, both very different but equally great examples of their regions!   First up is the Reko from the Yirgacheffe region, with plenty of sweetness and florals reminding us of…

Just a quick blog post to let everyone know we will be closed over the Easter bank holidays for both Good Friday and Easter Monday. Essentially what this means, for you, our lovely webshop customers is that our normal roast…

Virmax Colombian Cupping

On Tuesday 25th March, we had the pleasure of hosting a cupping session of the 5 Colombian microlots we have purchased this year, in conjunction with our Colombian importing partners Virmax.  Alejandro and Badi were kind enough to make some…

El Cadillo

Another exciting single origin espresso is in the webshop now! Following on from some other great examples of Colombian coffee we have the El Cadillo from Omar Anacona in the Huila region. Expect plenty of crisp green apple, white grape…

El Mirador

The Colombian season is now properly underway, and the first filter on offer is the delicious El Mirador from the Huila region produced by Octavio Rueda Ramirez. It has a distinctive peach tea like quality, with ripe pineapple and lychee…