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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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Beans’n’Machines

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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Roasting Saturday…

OK, so it’s roasting of a different variety today….sixteen children to entertain at Ringstead Beach for an all important 14th birthday. We’re lucky to have this on the doorstep.  Twenty-six degrees and not a wisp of a breeze…perfect! .
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Saturday Roast

Beautiful day….Roasting this morning, Patrick, pin sharp weigher and chief ‘coffee dropper’, in to help…hope that doesn’t constitute child labour!  Starting on the Espresso for Monday. .
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Buster, the Security Spider

This fellow, lurking on the Guatemalan, decided to keep me company for a while. He kindly popped back under the pallet so I could open the sack..thanks Buster!  Don’t worry – we Air-Clean all our beans by hand before we roast, specifically to check for any lumps, bumps or travellers from foreign parts that may have stowed away!.
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