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Sanremo Verona RS

The Sanremo Verona RS was the 2014 UK Barista Championship machine used by all the competitors. The Sanremo Verona RS takes even bigger steps into temperature stability. Warm water feeds the larger, insulated PID controlled stainless steel boilers behind each group, plus the addition of PID controlled heaters in the group head metalwork. The result […]

Sanremo Zoe

We decided to work with Sanremo a few years back as we were impressed with sponsorship of the UK Barista championship and level of technology available for their championship machine. Their range is extensive, incorporating espresso machines for start-up businesses and high end speciality coffee shops. Today I’ll focus on our most popular machine, the […]

Sparkling Water Decaffeination Process

The Sparkling Water Decaffeination Process was first discovered by a scientist called Kurt Zosel at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in 1967 as he was looking at new ways of separating mixtures of substances. In 1988, a German decaffeination company called CR3 developed this process for decaffeination, whereby natural carbon dioxide is combined […]

Hull Coffee Scene

When I started the company six years ago, it was with the intention to bring a small scale coffee roasting operation to Hull. To provide people with a selection of small batch roasted coffee, mainly through this website and a few market stalls that I did – Beverley Market, Humber Bridge Market etc. Roasting coffee […]

Clean Burrs Extract More

I get to taste quite a lot of espresso throughout my working week, and when travel permits, on the weekend too. I visit various shops – some that are wholesale customers of mine and some that are not. I also drink espresso at the roastery too. It strikes me that the variance in ‘quality’ of […]

GrainPro

I mentioned in the last post about green coffee, that our coffee gets transported to us in Jute bags with a Grainpro liner. So what is a Grainpro liner and why is most speciality coffee transported in it? A Grainpro liner is a bag that acts as a gas and moisture-proof barrier which guards against […]

Green Coffee

Although we operate a ‘by appointment only’ approach at the roastery, we often get people dropping in. This usually (if we’re not roasting) ends in a small tour of the facility and description of the processes involved in order to produce roasted coffee. Often people are keen to see (and handle) coffee in its raw […]

Coffee Subscription package by The Blending Room, Hull, East Yorkshire

Coffee Subscription

When we fired the roaster up on January 5, along with our weekly espresso roasts, we were roasting the first batch of coffee for our coffee subscribers. Don’t ask me why it has taken nearly six years to put together a subscription coffee package, but better late than never. From January 2015 onwards, each month […]

Roast and Shipping Schedule

Moving to our new roastery back in November 2012 has brought many positive changes for us, including re-working our roasting schedule. Your webshop orders will now be roasted to order on Monday and Thursday every week. The order will then be dispatched by your chosen delivery method the following day, Tuesday and Friday. Your orders […]