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WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

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BREWING TIPS

BREW COFFEE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL

BREWING TIPS

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If 2015 is the year you start to really explore coffee, then step this way. We’ve got something to show you.

Cascara has been quietly gaining awareness amongst the coffee community for some time but its production is still very small and variable in quality. At its best, this liquid rose-gold concoction offers great taste, high antioxidants levels, and low caffeine content. So what is Cascara?

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Ahead of the holidays, Steven who is responsible for coffee sourcing, proposes his coffee and food matches for the traditional festive favourites. Steven is a vegetarian with lots of interest in desserts, and no interest in roast turkey.

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We welcomed a lovely crowd of talented baristas to the roastery in east London last week, for the 2014 Barista Championships. There’s a full round up here, but we wanted to say congratulations again to all our competitors and to our worthy winners!

Best Espresso went to Luke from Harris + Hoole in Cannon Street. He also scooped Best Signature drink, which incorporated tea from Ceylon One in Borough Market.

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Black Forest Gateau - Coffee Cocktail
We asked Dave Jameson, the 2014 UK Coffee in Good Spirits Champion and our in-house drinks guru, to come up with something special for us. This wonderfully warming tipple is a great drink to make for friends over the holidays, as you perfect your cocktail layering skills.

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