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Costa Rica field report - Part 1


Part 1 of our trip report to Costa Rica covers visits to the La Pira De Dota, El Pilon and La Chumeca in the Tarrazu region, then onto Cerro San Luis and Las Lajas in the West Valley region. Stunning farms and micro-mills. 

QOTD: "If it smells good, it's going to taste good" Francisca Cachon

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New coffees and goings on

05.03.18 Competitions, forums, snowmaggeden and a trip to Costa Rica. Read more

Influences and Influencers

30.01.18 I've just received my itinerary for a 4 day visit to some of Costa Rica's main growing regions including Tarrazu and the the central valley. I'm joining one of our green sourcing partners Cafe Imports and one of the farms we'll visit is Las Lajas. The yellow honey processed coffee from Las Lajas was one of my standout coffees from last years list and I'm looking for to cupping this crops offerings. Read more

Knowing your onions...


This week I received my signed copy of James Hoffmann's collection of blog posts entitled "`The best of Jim Seven 200...

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Friday reflections


Friday night reflections on the week and I feel good. Some people I respect have made some lovely comments about Cran...

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Soaking and being stumped (updated with results)


To soak or not to soak ?.. that was today’s question. Here you see two sets of curves. The lighter colour curves are...

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Pass the milk please


Spending a Thursday evening with a bunch of milk wielding coffee geeks turned out to be quite entertaining .. I'm tal...

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Reflections on London Coffee Festival 2017

13.04.17 London Coffee Festival 2017 held at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch ran from the 6th to the 9th April. This was my first time taking a stall and this is a few reflections on my first LCF experience. Read more

This is LONDON calling


Next week is perhaps the UK's biggest yearly event on the speciality coffee calendar, The London Coffee Festival. Fou...

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