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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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Risky business

10.08.18

Recently I've taken a few risks. Not in a safety 'if you do this the building might burn down' or 'if you do that all...

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We're in the Muddy finals

14.05.18

A huge thanks to all of you that voted for Crankhouse recently in the Devon Muddy Stilettos 'Best Local Food/Drink Producer' category.

Due to your efforts we’re in the finals along with 4 other Devon businesses in this category.

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