Coffee is more than just a drink – it’s what gets most of us through the day! We also know that there’s a whole world of coffee culture and tradition that we try to do justice to in the work we do. In coffee shops around the world, people are always on the lookout for the latest trend, and these can spread like wildfire across social media. But what’s the truth behind the trends? Many of the drinks that we consider to be ‘trends’ are actually embedded in cultures from... Read More
Non-dairy milk has seen a boom alongside the rise in veganism and people wanting to try a more plant-based diet. But why? There’s plenty of benefits to milk alternatives; environmentally, as well as for your health. Did you know to make a glass of dairy milk takes three times more greenhouse gas emissions than any plant-based milk, and requires more land and water than any milk alternative! We’re going to explore the options available, and give a few suggestions on which coffee to pair each with! Soy The most well-recognised... Read More
Cold brew isn’t anything new, however, it’s becoming more and more popular each year (and not just in summer)! It’s accessible everywhere and even comes pre-made – but there’s nothing like brewing your own at home. The joy of a cold brew is you can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for up to two weeks! This can save you time and effort when you want that refreshing cold cup to cool you down and perk you up. Cold brew tends to be a much stronger... Read More
Today I took our third batch of Midnight Harvest from its fresh oak bourbon barrel. With the gentle hum of the roaster behind me, I realised that this current batch would mark a more enlightened approach than we’d taken thus far. A little over two months ago, we conceived the idea of barrel ageing some of our specialty coffee as a one-off single run. Little did we know, there’d be such a demand for the resulting coffee, that we’d soon be welcoming it as a staple offering in our arsenal.... Read More
“Our goal is to create positive environmental change and to constantly move towards fixing the things that we cannot yet achieve.” As a responsible company, we must do all that we can to improve the lives of the people around us, and to protect our planet. Simply put – we need to look at all the bad things that we do and put them right. We’ve been talking a lot about our coffee bags in The Granary (our roastery), and we’d like to invite you to the conversation. Of course,... Read More
It’s not every day you receive an email from your favourite North East brewer (Donzoko Brewing Company) regarding an exciting collaboration: “Now dude, fancy ageing some coffee in a bourbon barrel so I can brew some up in a batch of beer?” “Damn right” was the reply (or words to that effect).
There’s something reassuring about the predictable change of the seasons. Crunchy leaves are piled up by the pavement, our breath is suspended in the morning chill (if not behind a mask), and the shorter, darker days leave us reaching for those things that bring us comfort.
Nestled at the foothills of the Ilamatepec Volcano is arguably one of the most beautiful coffee farms in the whole of Central America. Some might say I hold a slight bias, as this place will forever have a very fond place in my memory as the first coffee farm I visited - Finca Bosque Lya.