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!
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 […]
Imagine this. Your job is to make brownies for a food stand. The ingredients come to around £1.50 (you found a great deal on cocoa powder!) and it also takes a lot of your time and energy making them, too. When they’re fresh from the oven, oozing gooey chocolate, the people that run the food […]
Ok, not actually marmite. We’re not that brave. But this Ethiopian coffee is definitely a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of coffee. And we kinda love that… On paper, it sounds universally delicious. Black tea, lemon and blackcurrant flavour notes with a buttery mouthfeel, and light orange acidity. Mmm! But when we first […]