Kayon Mountain DIPA: a coffee beer collab that had baristas involved from start to end

We can’t wait to have a sip of Kayon Mountain DIPA, a collab coffee beer brewed by Thirst Class Ale and engineered by our friend Nick Harris from B’Spoke Coffee using our favourite natural Ethiopian. The good news is that we won’t have to wait long. The beer launch is...

From barista to trainer at origin, Régine Léonie talks about her career in specialty coffee

So you got yourself a job as a barista in a specialty coffee shop. Maybe you’ve been working in it for a while and you’re really passionate. You start dreaming about a life in coffee beyond the counter. What else can you do? How can you get there? But the specialty...

The El Fénix Project: Interview with Matt Graylee from Raw Material

One of the many problems coffee farmers across the globe face is the lack of control over market price. When prices plunge, many end up selling their produce below the cost of production, making coffee farming economically unsustainable, not to mention emotionally...

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...