Rancho Grande Manga Larga Series

Rancho Grande Coffee production began at the Rancho Grande Farm in 1933, when Mr. Aneite Reis inherited 5 hectares of crops to start production from. Today, the farm is run by José Carlos Reis and his son Flávio (Fafa) Reis, both son and grandson of Mr. Aneite. The mission of the farm is to responsibly…

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Coffee Arrivals – May 2020

Another month in lock down beckons. Another month of unprecedented times. Another month of exciting new coffee arrivals! We’re fortunate that our import partners, Falcon Speciality, have landed some excellent new crop Colombians of which we’ll be bringing you at least two this month. I have just released the first one produced by Luis Albeiro…

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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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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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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…

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Coffee Subscription

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

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…

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Swiss Water Decaffeination Process

Since adding Swiss Water Process decaffeinated coffee to our list, I have been asked on numerous occasions how the process works. The video, created by Swiss Water, will best explain how the coffee is decaffeinated and flavour retained.

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Coffee Varieties

Bourbon Bourbon coffee was first produced in Réunion, which was known as Île Bourbon before 1789. It was later taken by the French to mainland Africa and to Latin America, and is now one of the two most popular Arabica coffees grown worldwide. Bourbon coffee is usually produced at high altitudes and has a higher…

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