Small is Beautiful (and delicious)

We start 2019 with a couple of new components in our Seasonal Espresso Blend. I have always enjoyed the extra interest an African coffee can bring to our blends and was therefore extremely pleased to acquire Galana Abaya Tore from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. We have teamed this up with Machetillo from the San…

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The influence of altitude on coffee

The mountains influence our coffee in more ways than you might imagine. In this series of posts we’ll examine in more detail the connections between the mountains and the coffee we roast. Even before it arrives at our Roastery, the coffee has been influenced by the landscape. The soil, aspect, climate and altitude all shape…

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Solwara Decaf

Our latest decaf offering is a single origin coffee from the Solwara dry mill in Papua New Guinea. Think fruit and nut in the cup.

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An insight into coffee farming

In around a month’s time we’ll be offering a coffee from Finca Nazareth, a farm in the Ahuachapan region of El Salvador. This particular coffee was processed at Finca El Carmen and when we recently met the owner, Fernando Alfaro, we quizzed him a little more on the processing method.

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Sipi Falls

Sipi Falls is our first coffee from Uganda, a region traditionally associated with low grade robusta. This particular coffee is grown in the east of the country in an area bordering Kenya.

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Ground Coffee: The Results

We set about trying to determine whether there was any merit in selling ground coffee to our customers. The results, presented here, speak for themselves!

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Finca El Chocho

Finca El Chocho is a very easy drinking, smooth coffee from the Antioquia region of Colombia. We released this coffee at the end of April so it should be avaialble throughout May.

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Ground Coffee

We’ve never sold our coffee in ground form, a principle we’ve adhered to since we opened our Roastery in 2011. There are a number of reasons for this approach, one of which we explore in this article.

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Musasa Dukunde Kawa Nkara

One of our favourite origins, Rwanda, produces some amazing coffees. This year we’ve picked up this must drink coffee from the Nkara washing station.

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Pop-Up Coffee Shop: Friday 14th April

Monday 10th April sees the start of UK Coffee Week, a period of fundraising in the coffee industry to raise funds for Project Waterfall. We’ll be doing our bit at Carvetii by running a pop-up coffee shop from our new Roastery on Friday 14th April. A study1 in 2003 found that to produce a standard…

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Testing, Testing

We always enjoy testing new equipment at our Roastery. Some of it passes the ‘Carvetii Test’ and we’ll happily recommend it to our customers. Here’s some of the stuff we currently have on test.

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Déjà Vu

After five years of roasting coffee from our small unit outside Cockermouth, we’ll be moving our business next month to bigger and better premises.

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