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Exeter Aeropress Championships

Exeter Aeropress Championships

06.01.19

AEC 2019 Where: Exploding Bakery When: Saturday 12th January Time: 5pm preparation. 6pm first round How: Number of entrants his limited to 18 First round starting at 6pm will consist of 6 heats of 3 competitors . Competitors are required to brew one 200ml (approx) cup in 8mins. The 3 cups will be judged blind and the winner of that heat goes through. Judging is based on taste alone. ie which of the 3 cups would the judges prefer to drink. Grinders (2 x EK43s, 1 x Commandante) and Aeropress ...

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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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Have a Panama Christmas

03.12.18

New Coffee Alert (aka Papa Noel): Our first Panama coffee has just been added to the store, Finca Bernardina located ...

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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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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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