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Bethany Lees
Innovation in the Coffee Industry: The Koji Method

Innovation in the Coffee Industry: The Koji Method

We’re invigorated by experimental coffee processing techniques, which is why we're so excited about Koji, our new bean.

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Bethany Lees
What Is Natural Coffee Processing And How Does It Impact Your Coffee?

What Is Natural Coffee Processing And How Does It Impact Your Coffee?

We dive into the natural processing method, and see how it weighs up against the washed and honey processes. 

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Bethany Lees
Is Whole Bean Better Than Pre-Ground Coffee?

Is Whole Bean Better Than Pre-Ground Coffee?

The vast majority of supermarkets and specialty coffee roasters offer both whole beans and pre-ground coffee. But which is the better choice? 

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Bethany Lees
The Beginner's Guide To Different Coffee Types

The Beginner's Guide To Different Coffee Types

There are so many different types of coffee out there, from Espresso-based drinks to fancy pour overs like the Chemex and V60. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to different coffee types to make it easier for you.

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Bethany Lees
Light Roast vs. Medium Roast - Coffee Roasting Explained

Light Roast vs. Medium Roast - Coffee Roasting Explained

We see ‘light roast’ or ‘medium roast’ on countless packets of coffee, but what do they mean? How does roasting affect colour, flavour, aroma, and brewing method? 

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Bethany Lees
Ground Coffee vs. Instant Coffee: What Are The Main Differences?

Ground Coffee vs. Instant Coffee: What Are The Main Differences?

If you’re looking to brush up on your coffee knowledge or want to make the change from instant coffee to ground coffee, then you’re in the right place. In this post we explore the many differences between ground coffee and instant coffee, including the type of beans typically used for each, caffeine content, shelf life, taste, and the way these coffees are brewed.

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Bethany Lees
Espresso Explained: What's The Difference Between Espresso And Filter Coffee?

Espresso Explained: What's The Difference Between Espresso And Filter Coffee?

What makes an espresso different to filter coffee? Many factors ranging from the size of the drink, the caffeine content, the taste, and even the aroma all play a part. But most importantly, these coffees differ due to the way they are made.

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Bethany Lees
Coffee Tasting Terms Explained — How To Taste Coffee Like A Professional

Coffee Tasting Terms Explained — How To Taste Coffee Like A Professional

Whether you’ve got a coffee cupping session coming up, or you just want to learn how to appreciate your morning coffee more, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on your knowledge of coffee tasting terms.

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Natural? Washed? Honey? Coffee Processing Methods Explained

Natural? Washed? Honey? Coffee Processing Methods Explained

Although you don’t need to know the difference between natural, washed or honey processed coffees to enjoy them, cafes, roasters and specialty coffee retailers are increasingly using these terms as selling points for their beans.

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Specialty vs. Commodity Coffee: What's the Difference?

Specialty vs. Commodity Coffee: What's the Difference?

There's never been so much interest in specialty coffee as there is now. A growing number of coffee shops and roasters define themselves by their commitment to specialty coffee, and, in a way, their opposition to 'commodity coffee'.

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Jim Kersey
Coffee Tasting Experiences - What to Expect During Your First Cupping Session

Coffee Tasting Experiences - What to Expect During Your First Cupping Session

Anyone can taste coffee but 'cupping' refers to the standardised process of evaluating coffees used by the coffee industry. We explore what you need to know before your first tasting (or cupping) experience.

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Decaf Coffee Beans - How Is Coffee Decaffeinated?

Decaf Coffee Beans - How Is Coffee Decaffeinated?

We shed light on what decaf is and how exactly coffee is decaffeinated using methods like the sugar cane decaf process so you can make a more informed decision when choosing your next bag of Colombian decaf coffee beans.

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Jim Kersey
How to Buy Specialty Coffee Beans - A Beginner’s Guide

How to Buy Specialty Coffee Beans - A Beginner’s Guide

Learn how to start buying better specialty coffee with our beginner’s guide. We discuss roast dates, flavours (notes), supermarkets, descriptions on coffee packets, and provide a simple checklist for when you’re in a fix.

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Jim Kersey
Arabica Coffee Beans - Why the World Loves Coffee Arabica

Arabica Coffee Beans - Why the World Loves Coffee Arabica

Arabica coffee beans offer a smoother, sweeter taste than Robusta. And despite being harder to grow, are widely considered to be the superior bean in the world of specialty coffee.

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Jim Kersey
Understanding Different Coffee Roasts - A Beginner’s Guide

Understanding Different Coffee Roasts - A Beginner’s Guide

We all know coffee roasting matters to the final flavour but the reasons why are unclear for many. Does dark mean bitter? Does light mean fruity? Is medium roast a safe “middle ground”? Learn how different roasts influence coffee flavour.

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