We talk a lot about knowing where our coffee comes from – single origin, sourced direct from farmers and with our team involved from day dot. You know each grower’s name (and often the names of their mum, son and dog!), where they live and what they do in their spare time. We all know […]
It’s International Coffee Day. And since we’ve been lucky enough to send Head of Coffee Will and MD Paul over to Colombia in the last week, what better way to celebrate coffee than to think back on what we’ve learnt from their adventures at origin!
Maybe you’re the sort who marches out of the house at 5.30am, leaving hospital corners and a just-washed coffee cup behind you – you’re a gym bag-swinging, lunchbox-packing woman or man on a mission. …Or maybe your mornings go a little differently. More sloth than special forces, more duffer in a duvet than machine in […]
Owning a coffee farm is not a glamorous job. You’re working in a steamy field, not an air-conditioned office. Your pay depends on the commodity market and how well your crop grows – there’s no guarantee of a comfortable salary and benefits each year. It’s unlikely you’ll ever own mansions and helicopters, and it is […]
Like Christmas, it comes just once a year. But, unlike Christmas – it’s not all fun and games (and overeating and over-drinking…). International Coffee Day is a day to celebrate coffee, and also to reflect on issues in the industry itself. This year, the International Coffee Organisation has chosen its focus to be the role […]