Yemen’s new generation is putting the country back on the map of coffee

Getting coffee from Yemen is difficult. Buying it isn’t cheap. Yet it’s flavours can be so exquisite more and more Yemeni people are putting in the effort, facing the dangers of turbulent war zones to ship it to the West. But the civil war the country has been in...

Why more bars and restaurants are serving Specialty Coffee (and why that is a good decision)

Traditionally, restaurants have (mis)treated coffee as a cheap commodity somehow disconnected from the whole dining experience. How many times have we had bad brews served in the end of a really nice meal? The reasons for such a gap in quality are many, but we are...

Spotlight look at Thageini the home of our juicy new Kenyan coffee, and the coffee business in Kenya

It can be easy to incur the sin of romanticizing life in coffee growing countries and idealize the impact of the specialty industry. I certainly had that mindset while talking to Joanne Berry (Head of Sourcing at Nordic Approach) about our new Kenyan coffee, processed...

Finca​ ​Las​ ​Brumas:​ ​a​ ​family​ ​pact​ ​for​ ​better​ ​coffee​ ​that​ ​is​ ​going​ ​global

Jesus Hernandez started growing coffee in El Salvador back in the 1800’s. He was a man of humble origins, but very hard working and a cunning businessman. Jesus was so dedicated and such a fine trader that very soon his small plot of land turned into a sizeable and...

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Manchester.

Manchester is a unique city. It’s certainly up there in terms of culture, architecture, music and sport and has earned its place in history many times over. From the birth of the Industrial Revolution (born in Ancoats nonetheless), the formation of Rolls Royce, the...