Just Roasted…

Just roasted…the first batch of our latest Sumatran! Produced by the Rain Forest Alliance Certified Rahmat Inara Cooperative, this represents another excellent,typically rich and full-bodied Sumatran.  Cultivated on precipitous slopes at altitudes of up to 1600 metres, the farmers here are benefitting directly from improvements to the local water supply and infrastructure that the RFA membership brings.  Ideal
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Restored !

Having taken me far too long to post a note about the problems with Paypal…they restored us this morning. Great news, full service resumed and many thanks to all of you who kindly sent notes about the problem! Cuban remains available to special order, priced at £5.50 per 250g bag, we just can’t take payment through Paypal.    .
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Cuban Paypal Crisis….

Sorry to any of you who’ve had problems paying using Paypal recently…it all stems from our delicious Cuban Serrano being an embargoed product in the USA.  As such, we’re not supposed to sell it through the Paypal portal and our account was frozen!  Frustrating stuff and it just shows that in this day and age, kicking back with a fresh brewed Serrano and a big fat Cigar isn’t quite as straight forwar
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Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes

Valentine’s Day is only a week away! Choose from our selection of freshly roasted coffees, let us know how you would like them to be ground and we will send out a Gift Box to your Valentine! Please call or email for further information. .
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Saturday morning Espresso roast…Gaggia just back from a summer sabbatical on Colonel Grumpy’s Guatemalan Coffee Bus. Running up ahead of a busy time at the RNLI Michaelmas Fair, Port Regis on 24/25th. Talking of Guatemala, our latest batch from the El Guatalon Estate is well worth a try. Really good chocolate notes and a fuller body than many Guat’s we’ve had in the past…looks set to bec
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Big Cheese

  Two very busy days at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival just gone.  Lots of enthusiastic coffee drinkers and bean buyers alike, and superb cheeses from all over the UK.  Despite the weather, Sunday was as busy as it’s ever been and my faithful grounds bucket continued to take a battering! As ever, a most enjoyable event, really well organised…Thank you to all concerned.  If you didn’t ma
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Espresso Set

   Great Taste 2013…Two Star Gold for our Natural Decaff.  Brilliant news, makes for a full set with the Sumatra Bourbon Espresso!   .
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Live from Leigh

Perfect day,  a cooling breeze keeps up a steady flow of coffee drinkers whilst the ice cream seller nears the point of breakdown. A full turn out here at the annual Leigh Food and Classic Car Festival…. a delightful event, brilliantly organised by Elizabeth Turnbull, with husband Julian and a team of helpers in able assistance. Always a last minute minor crisis or two to keep us on our toes, but an annual plea
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Sun in the Eyes

Tilbury again, more bags, poor old van…never seems to mind too much though and the exercise no doubt keeps it fit!  Early start with sun in the eyes from the word go, Eastbound morning blaze right through to this evenings Westbound run.  The world looks great through Polaroids and it’s a rare treat..no complaints! New Honduras and a special Nicaraguan on board, more news on those to follow. Until then,  i
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