ABOUT UNION

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

ABOUT UNION

UNION DIRECT TRADE

MORE THAN JUST PAYING A FAIR PRICE

UNION DIRECT TRADE

BREWING TIPS

BREW COFFEE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

BREWING TIPS

Father's-Day
Dad, we love you, but why are you so hard to buy for?! Every year we have to suffer the look on your face as you pretend you “really needed a new tie”. Well not this year. We sat down with the fathers (and coffee lovers, naturally) in the Union office down and asked them a question.

If money was no object what would be the best Father’s Day present you could receive?

They came up with the Ultimate Espresso Kit (details below). We agree, it’s an amazing gift, who wouldn’t want that? But seriously dads, we’re not made of money. You should know since we frequently ask to borrow it from you!

So we had to ask them a second question.

If money is an object…what is the sort of gift you’d like to receive and feels thoughtful?

That helped us create the Aeropress Starter Kit. It’s a really simple gift, an Aeropress and two of our most popular coffees ground to suit this brew method. And all for just £32. The Aeropress will appeal to his inner tinkerer and the coffee, well if you need to ask why he’ll enjoy our coffee…

But what of this Ultimate espresso kit? If money really is no object (lucky you). Or maybe you fancy indulging yourself. This is the complete package for coffeeshop quality coffees at home.

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INCLUDED IN THIS GIFT

  • LA MARZOCCO LINEA MINI

    A machine inspired by an espresso icon. The Linea Mini is a kitchen-sized version of the Linea Classic, a coffee brand loved by thousands of professional baristas and the heart of your favorite cafés.
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  • MAHLKONIG HOME VARIO GRINDER

    This ceramic burr grinder has exceptional levels of control, from espresso, to filter via cafetiere, meaning you can grind on demand with over 200 different settings (appealing to every gadget lover).
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  • ONE YEAR’S PREMIUM COFFEECLUB SUBSCRIPTION

    Coffeeclub is the coffee subscription service that’s tailored to you. The lucky recipient will be able to choose from a range of over 30 blends, single origin and microlot coffees, all with unique flavour profiles and delivered every month through their door.
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  • PROFESSIONAL BARISTA LEVEL TRAINING

    This is a Specially tailored half day Barista Training Course at Union Hand-Roasted Coffee headquarters in East London. Lead by one of Union’s expert Baristas, encompassing all aspects of brewing coffee on the Linea Mini Espresso Machine and full of handy tips and insights.
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We have plenty of options and choices to make his day this year. Click here to see all our Father’s Day gift ideas.

bee project update

Late last year I was excited to tell you about our new bee project in Guatemala aimed at improving the livelihoods of some of the farmers we work with there. This is a quick update on how the project is progressing.

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Hello I have recently returned from competing in the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship in Shanghai where, for the first time, the organisers introduced a really exciting, interactive Spirit Bar round.

This new concept works like a mystery ingredient challenge – the barista can brew coffee using any filter brewing method that they like, but they have to brew on stage. They are given 5 minutes to brew up and make their two cocktails. Easy enough?

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In March I published a blog article on the complexity and issues around the cost of coffee production and my experiences from speaking to coffee farmers. Unsurprisingly I received lots of comments from people around the world equally passionate about the subject. I wanted to use this second blog post as a chance to follow up on your comments…

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