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Sustainably grown coffee
This is a guest post by David prosser from BestPatrols.com Sustainability. For those seeking to be eco-friendly and environmentally smart, sustainability is a buzzword that reflects the need to maintain a human-ecosystem equilibrium, where what we take from the planet can be put back into the planet. This “do no harm” approach should brought into many trades, including agriculture, and […]

Why Choosing Sustainably Grown Coffee is so Important


Groundhog day 1
I’ve just spoken to a colleague, who asked me the question, “Is all coffee the same?”. This is someone who drinks coffee daily, but who admits that he’s never really given it much thought other than taking a lid off a jar and spooning it into a mug. He had heard of Robusta and Arabica, but other than that his thoughts […]

Ground(hog) Coffee. Is all Coffee the Same?


Smokey Barn Coffee Roasters
Smokey Barn are one of the few hundred UK small batch coffee roasters that are in the list of UK coffee roasters, and they’ve kindly sent me some of their lovely freshly roasted coffee beans to try! 🙂 First of all a little bit about the roastery.  Smokey Barn was founded by roaster Chris Queen, and is a small batch […]

Smokey Barn Coffee Roasters



Django Coffee Co Coffee Subscription Review.
This is a review of the coffee subscription from the UK small batch coffee roaster Django coffee co, and the coffee itself. So I’m reviewing both the product, the coffee beans, and the subscription service. Who are DJango Coffee Co? DJango coffee co are a small batch coffee roaster, based in Southport, Merseyside, about 20 miles north of Liverpool. They’re […]

Django Coffee Co Coffee Subscription Review


Roasting Speciality Coffee at Adams & Russell.
Adams & Russell are a small batch coffee roaster based in Birkenhead near Liverpool, supplying both wholesale and retail. They’ve been around a long time, and I’ve heard some nice things about them, so when they invited me to visit the roastery and take part in one of their brew school events, I jumped in my car and headed for the […]

Visit to Adams & Russell Coffee Roasters


The Best Coffee in the World.
Wondering what is the best coffee in the world? Well, I know what it is, and I might just tell you, because I’m a nice guy ;-). It is…. Drumroll… speciality coffee. Freshly roasted high quality coffee beans from one of the dozens of small batch coffee roasters that we’re fortunate enough to have in the UK! Exactly which speciality coffee […]

Best Coffee in the World



Single Origin Coffee Chart 2
This is a guest post and cool coffee infographic from Adams & Russell Coffee Roasters. Have you ever found it a struggle to easily compare single origin coffee beans when looking for those that meet your palette? Well that’s where this post comes in. Adams & Russell have created an informative visual, known as an infographic, to help you compare the most […]

Coffee Infographic: Comparing Your Single Origin Beans


This is a guest post, from food and travel photographer Will Hedley, inthesoup.co.uk, (@FlySoup_ on Twitter and Instagram), sharing some of his coffee experiences from his recent journey down the side streets of Hanoi’s old quarter. The streets of Hanoi Travelling the length and breadth of Vietnam gave me the opportunity to sample coffees of the country – the second largest producer of coffee […]

Coffees of Vietnam: as much about culture as it is ...




Decadent Decaf. 3
    A few weeks ago I received a tweet from @DecadentDecaf asking me if I’d like to try their speciality decaf coffee, and after reading some reviews calling this the best decaf coffee in the UK, obviously I replied yes please, and they very kindly sent me four bags of freshly roasted coffee beans to sample: Ethiopia Sidamo, Signature Espresso Blend, Indonesia […]

Is This The Best decaf coffee in the UK? Decaf ...


question coffee.
  If you pop into your local supermarket and pick up a bag (or tin) of coffee beans or pre-ground coffee, you’re probably accustomed to spending around £3 – £5 for a 250g bag. If you hop onto the website of a coffee roaster, or call in at a local roastery if you’re lucky enough to have one locally, you’ll […]

Freshly Roasted Speciality Coffee Beans Vs. Supermarket Coffee.