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We, like everyone else have had to make some changes to the normal day-to-day of operating our small roasting business. Firstly with all of our cafe's, restaurants and hotel customers being forced to close we are running a significantly reduced roasting schedule. The need for two staff has gone and I've furloughed my one employee according to the government advice. If you've had coffee from us before you'll know we try and get orders fulfilled the same day (or at least next day) and out to yo...Read more
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.Read more
“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.Read more