Sustainability Update 1

Sustainability Update 1

I mentioned in our first post on sustainability that we have seen an uplift in online orders during COVID-19 lock down and that it was plain to see that we were making poor choices using non-environmentally friendly packaging. This needed to change, and change it has! Form next week, bubble lined mailer bags, plastic document…

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Sustainability at The Blending Room

I have been thinking about sustainability a lot. Sustainability is something that’s likely always been in the back of my mind and we probably already do a lot of it at work without thinking. However, I think that making a concerted effort to do it right, is better for the environment as we move towards…

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Coffee Arrivals – April 2020

Before I describe the new coffees arriving this month, I must touch on events unfolding around the globe with respect to COVID-19. The virus is having a devastating effect on thousands of lives, some with tragic consequences. Our thoughts remain with those who have lost loved ones, and those who may see their lives change…

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COVID-19

Thursday 9th April The roastery is fully operational. Our local Post Office is open between 11:00 and 15:00 today because of staff shortages. Therefore all orders received before 14:00 will ship today. Any orders placed after 14:00 will ship on Saturday 11th April. Sorry for any inconvenience. Easter Weekend. This Friday, 10th April and Monday…

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The Art of Accessible Coffee

As a roaster, I spend many an hour thinking about fantastic, exciting coffees to source. Coffee that challenges perception of what coffee can taste like. Coffee that challenges my experience as a roaster and cupper. Coffee that I feel proud to showcase to my peer group. However, experience has taught me that this can sometimes…

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Seasonal Coffee – April 2016

April – Seasonal Coffee This time of year as a coffee roaster can be tough – waiting for the seasonal coffee arrival of Central American coffee. We’ve had some pre shipment samples sent over by one of our importers, Falcon Speciality, and have chosen at least two Guatemalan lots and a brace of coffees from El…

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Coffee Arrivals – July 2015

Hull Coffee Roaster, East Yorkshire

New Coffee Coffee is seasonal, and we generally see new coffee arrivals every month in the roastery. This month has been a good month for coffee in Hull. Today we’ve released our first box of Kenyan coffee – Karimikui AB and it’s tasting stunning. Next week we’ll see a return of a coffee that impressed…

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Changes To Our Coffee Subscription

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

Back in January 2015, and after a long six year wait, I finally got around to putting together a coffee subscription package. Initially this was a three and six month subscription, which has proved to be a success (thanks to all our current subscribers!) I’ve spent a bit of time over the weekend in making…

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Coffee Dogma

“Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discarded without affecting the very system’s paradigm, or the ideology itself.” I am often asked what recipes to use…

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Coffee by FRAYED Magazine

Collaboration with FRAYED Magazine and Thieving Harry’s A couple of months ago, Jack from Thieving Harry’s mentioned that FRAYED Magazine were interested in working together to produce a written and video piece on coffee in Hull. I was more than happy to take part in what was a fun interview by Luke Chambers and great…

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