Brazil 2014: Part 2

Brazil 2014: Part 2

The other exporter I wanted to catch up with was Bourbon Coffee in Pocos de Caldas, a group I’ve known from back in my Mercanta days. With the owners also in Japan at the SCAJ show, hosting and ensuring I…

2015 Aeropress Championship of England

2015 Aeropress Championship of England

We’re very pleased to host the 2015 English Aeropress Championships on March 7, along with Workshop Coffee. 27 competitors have already secured all the available spots, and will battle it out for the crown. The winner of the English heat…

Brazil 2014: Part 1

Brazil 2014: Part 1

Our Brazil container lands in the UK today, so since the coffees that I selected in October are now here, I thought it’d be a good time to get the blogpost out about my trip! The largest coffee producing country…

Holiday shipping

Christmas time!  We’re excited because things get so busy, plus we get to grab a few days off in amongst the madness. We just wanted to send out a quick blog post to our customers regarding roasting and shipping over…

Changing Red Brick

Since this summer, with the arrivals of our Central American coffees, the Red Brick components have changed a little more frequently than they have done in the past, and with the next change coming up in December, I thought I’d…

Jeremie ran a tight ship in  the cupping room

Burundi Cup of Excellence 2014

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…

Costa Rica, February 2014

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….

Cascara and caffeine

Cascara and caffeine

We’ve been selling Aida Batlle’s cascara for a few years now, the first time was back in 2008 when we wrote this blog post. Cascara has been a huge hit among our customers, and many other roasters have since started…

El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2013

El Salvador Cup of Excellence 2013

I just returned to London after having the pleasure of judging at the El Salvador Cup of Excellence in San Salvador. Across a week of cupping, the international jury chose 25 coffees of the 51 presented with, to go forward…

Honduras, March 2013

Honduras, March 2013

I was really looking forward to cupping a wide selection of Honduran coffees again, after the COE last year I’ve been very impressed  by the range of flavours this country produces. They still struggle with some processing and shipping problems,…