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Competition and growth

Competition and growth

22.09.19

A few weeks ago I competed in my first coffee competition, the UK Roasting Championships. It was taxing and stressful and fun and exhausting, I met some fabulous coffee professionals and we shared the experience and a few beers along the way. I didn't win. I didn't expect to. I did come 5th out of the 14 competitors and on reflection that's pretty good. This rather lengthy blog post is a detailed report on the weekend and how the points were easily lost. I'd like to think I'm a better roaster now than I was before the competition.

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Coffee, bikes and dreams

28.07.19

Crankhouse was started with a desire to connect my two passions, cycling and coffee, perhaps with a goal one day of o...

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From budget to boutique, a grind uniformity love story.

25.05.19

“what was he expecting ?  an EK for £100 !".

Budget home grinders vs high end cafe stalwarts. With the help of a Kruve, VST refractometer and a competent barista we ran an experiment too see which came out on top and if customer complaint was truly justified.

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Potato…Patahto

21.05.19

Excuse me, there's potato in my coffee?!

 

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CHX and relationships

13.03.19

It's that time for us to be working on selecting the components for our next 'house' coffee CHX. This is the 10th ver...

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Spring Classic Blend, brew guides and being an employer

04.03.19

We've just launched a couple of new coffees, one of which is the Spring Classic Blend, a nod to the early days when Crankhouse reflected the close ties that exist between the two worlds of coffee and cycling. 

Then we've got our first brew guide up and ready for all you home brewers who'd like a little guidance. Our step-by-step Aeropress guide uses the inverted method and should give you a tasty brew.

Last but not least, we welcome Lewis Tanner to the Crankhouse team. 

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EAC 2019 roundup

27.01.19

Here's a little report on the EAC. What an amazing turnout at the first Exeter Aeropress Championships held at The Ex...

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Exeter Aeropress Championships

06.01.19

AEC 2019 Where: Exploding Bakery When: Saturday 12th January Time: 5pm preparation. 6pm first round How: Number of ...

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The year in numbers - 2 0 1 8

29.12.18

1735 roasts 8675 Kg green 7547 Kg roasted 55 different coffees 5 blends 50 single origins 14 naturals 31 washed 6 h...

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