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New coffees and an Exeter exclusive

13.11.18

New Coffees A few new coffees have arrived in the last few weeks and some are already up on the web store so and I th...

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Coffee Roasters Guild Camp 2018 aka "Kiki Bouba"

17.10.18 I've just returned from three intensive and fun days at the Speciality Coffee Associations Roasters Guild Camp in Evora Portugal covering topics such as: Beyond Direct Trade, Roasting for brew method, Roasting for Sweetness, Coffee Fermentation, Can you taste the roasting system ? Multisensory Perception Flavour in Specialty Coffee and a pool party. Read more

Delays and the final countdown for the roasting competition

01.09.18

Next week Crankhouse will be on vacation. Not a coffee farm trip or a short weekend break but a proper holiday, on my bike for a week in the Picos De Europa with my wife.

Before I go I need to roast the final batch to submit to a roasting competition. The coffee is a macerated natural Catuai from Honduras and I'm up against 21 of some of Europe's best roasters. We all have the same coffee and the judges will blind cup all 22 samples against each other on the 14th September. Here's a breakdown of the 9 trial batches I roasted and the incredible help I've had identifying the 'best' from some top coffee professionals.

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Roasting competition update - the geeky stuff

19.08.18

It's now 4 days since my delivery of this Honduran competition coffee was delivered and I roasted the first three ba...

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