How to roast coffee beans at home

Some people are happy with instant, just to get them through the day. Some want more control over their brew and decide to buy quality beans. Some go so far as to grind their own coffee beans to capture flavours as soon as they’re released.    And some coffee lovers go even further by roasting […]

The amazing health benefits of coffee

One of the world’s most popular beverages, coffee happens to be quite healthy too. There’s a bunch of reasons to drink it – mostly because it’s delicious, of course. But while other delicious things tend to leave you feeling guilty for indulging, coffee provides a net improvement in our lives. What did we do to […]

Independent Women: Throw your hands up at me pt.1

In the first of two articles, our amazing barista trainer, Katy, speaks to two owner-managers of coffee shops. Both sell our coffee, both are wonderful and both are ladies… The third wave of coffee has definitely arrived in the UK, and it is glorious. People are expecting a higher calibre of cuppa, and the market […]

Everything you need to know about coffee grinding at home

There’s something rather satisfying about doing it yourself, isn’t there?  Whether it’s hand-cranked or electrically stimulated, this pleasurable process can be done in the privacy of your own home whenever you feel like it. Using coffee grinders to grind beans yourself is one of the best ways to enjoy the full sensory experience of coffee, and […]

What to do in Liverpool this summer

As much as we might like you to stay inside and drink coffee all day, we can’t deny the joy of roaming around during an optimistic British summer’s day. Time to whip out those short shorts, slap on some sun lotion, and get out to enjoy some rays. Liverpool may be one of the best […]

More than just milk and sugar: all the alternatives you can put in your coffee

“Milk and two sugars, please.” Sounds so outdated, doesn’t it? Well, the age of good old fashioned cow’s milk isn’t quite over yet. For those of us who like a dependable, delicious coffee or coffee-based beverage, you can’t beat a bit of the white stuff. Packed full of calcium, vitamins and healthy protein, milk has […]

How to make the perfect Aeropress coffee

The Aeropress is a wonder of modern coffee innovation. It’s a simple gadget that makes world-beating coffee in a couple of minutes.  Five simple parts: a plunger, a chamber, a micro-filter, a filter cap, and a stirrer. It was invented by an American chap called Alan Adler, a Stanford University engineer who also likes to […]

How we roast

Great coffee needs careful roasting in order to give credit to all the hard work that has gone in to the process of getting the beautiful beans halfway across the globe, and into your cup. We want to honour the work carried out by the farmers we partner with, so we roast little and often […]

Get to know the coffee beans around the world

Get to know coffee beans from around the world The coffee trade is one of the world’s biggest. More than 2 billion cups per day are consumed and there’s no sign of it slowing down. Most coffee is produced close to the Equator in warm regions of South America, Africa, and Asia. We sell coffee […]

The definitive guide to coffee beans

Beans means How coffee beans grow You might think of coffee beans as dark brown things that grow from the ground. Nope! They actually come from plants between 5-7 feet off the ground, although they can grow much higher.  The beans are the bit inside the red fruit (known as the cherry) of the coffee […]