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2023 wrap up


By way of tradition, here's the last post of 2023 with a review of our year, highs and lows and what's to come. New bags Building news Events and origin trips Special coffees 1% for the planet contributions UK Roasting Championships Rocket Espresso Experience Centre  The year in numbers =========================== New bags Good things come to those who wait and we were very very patient waiting for our new bags to be finalised at the beginning of 2023. There were lots of to's and fro's with...

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Jack's Colombia trip with Raw Material 2023


Colombia, a stunning country that produces stunning coffee. Thanks to Dave and Raw Material I headed out on my second...

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Once upon a time I wrote a post about a dream


That dream became reality back in 2019 when Crankhouse secured a 6 year lease for the basement level of an old indust...

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Why I didn't win the UK Roasting championships (or how many excuses can I come up with)


Recently I competed in the SCA roasting championships. It's the first time since 2019 that the SCA have run the event...

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Public cuppings and home barista classes


Public Cuppings We hold monthly public cuppings in our dedicated training and education space. This is an informal t...

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2022 wrap up


In this last post of 2022 we thought we'd give a little review of our year in and out of coffee: our favourite momen...

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Colombian coffee I get.. arepas not so much


Last week I was in Colombia with a special group of coffee friends being hosted by Raw Material. We've been buying fr...

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Caffe Culture 2022 debrief


Just over a week ago we took a stand at the 2 day industry event Caffe Culture held at the Business Design Centre in...

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Fermentation workshop and stories by the camp fire from Colombia


Last week I was in Colombia attending the first fermentation workshop run by Lucia Solis, a coffee processing consult...

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