Category

Coffee

04/09/2014

Our Granary Espresso Blend is a Finalist!!

We are pleased to announce that our Granary Espresso Blend is a Finalist in the Best Drink Category in the 2014 Deliciously Yorkshire Taste Awards.  This category was judged by a panel of industry experts including chefs, retail industry experts, food writers and BBC Radio personality Nigel Barden. Our Granary Blend is a fantastic mix of Brazilian Fazenda Pantano, El Salvador Finca Bosque Lya, and Sumatra Jagong.  We carefully hand roast each coffee separately and then blend it to give a fantastic espresso which has caramel sweetness with real depth and long... Read More

31/08/2014
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Cafetiere Brew Guide Recipe

A simple brew guide for the common Cafetiere, or French Press as they are also known. What you need: 1. A Cafetiere, a Kettle, Fresh Water, Freshly Roasted Coffee (Coarsely ground), Grinder (Optional), & Scales (Optional). Guide 1. First boil the kettle and then preheat the cafetiere by adding some hot water. 2. If you have a grinder then great, grind the coffee quite coarsely, if not then of course it is ok to use pre-ground coffee 3. Discard the hot water from the now warm Cafetiere 4. Add 18g of coffee to every 250ml of... Read More

31/07/2014
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How is Coffee Decaffeinated?

  We have recently added decaffeinated coffee to our small but very select range of speciality coffees that we offer.  We cannot discriminate against those who have to make those decisions and why should we, therefore we will continue to stock a single estate decaf for those that love the coffee but without the caffeine. Now that we have added decaf coffee to our list of coffees that are available then naturally we are being asked about the process.  How is the caffeine removed?  There have been so many documentaries... Read More

05/06/2014

What can you do with Coffee Chaff?

  Coffee Chaff is the dried skin on a coffee bean, the husk, which comes off during the roasting process.  This Chaff is often a bit of a nuisance to roasters in the sense that it is a waste product, and with it being so light, it gets everywhere.  The roaster is forever cleaning his equipment rather than doing what he does best.   Of course, nobody likes waste, and we are all very conscious about what we put into the bin.  We don’t want to be filling any landfill... Read More