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Coffee cupping. What exactly is it?

Coffee cupping. What exactly is it?

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Cupping is a hugely important part of what we do and a ritual of speciality coffee. But what exactly is it? Here Jesse Dodkins, our South West Training Manager, explains all. The historyCoffee cupping has been around as early as the late 19th century, when it was used by auction systems to make buying decisions and for consistency checks for...

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Creators Series. A coffee with St Ives potters, Dor & Tan.

Creators Series. A coffee with St Ives potters, Dor & Tan.

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Aesthetics and craftsmanship run deep here. We relish working with creative talent and collaborate closely with illustrators, carpenters and potters. Here, in...

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World Coffee In Good Spirits. What it takes to represent the UK.

World Coffee In Good Spirits. What it takes to represent the UK.

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Following his incredible win at the UK Coffee In Good Spirits championship, Paul Ross is preparing to represent the UK on the world stage on 12-13 June in Budapest. Here we chat to Paul about World Coffee In Good Spirits...

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Panama Hartmann Geisha. The family & processing.

Panama Hartmann Geisha. The family & processing.

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The Hartmann farm was the first Panamanian geisha farm we visited as part of this year's inaugural visit to the country. Here Joshua, our Head of Coffee, talks about the farm, the family and their impressive approach to processing. Written by Joshua Tarlo, Head of Coffee We stayed with the Hartmann’s for the best part of a week. During this time we were...

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The Ethiosar Varietal

The Ethiosar Varietal

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With the release of our first Ethiosar varietal - Placeres Matazano Tablon - Joshua writes about varietal challenges and how...

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Introducing the Ceremony Cup. Tea & Spirits Competition.

Introducing the Ceremony Cup. Tea & Spirits Competition.

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Announcing the inaugural Ceremony Cup - a collaboration of spirits and tea.  This year marks the launch of a new competition, Ceremony Cup. Pitched as the Coffee In Good Spirits of the tea world, the competition will see the country's top...

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UK Coffee Week. What’s on across Origin. 10-16 April 2017

UK Coffee Week. What’s on across Origin. 10-16 April 2017

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Events, flights and % sale donations. Next week will see hundreds of coffee shops and businesses throughout the UK participating in UK Coffee Week. As well as celebrating the UK’s coffee scene, it’s a charitable week to raise valuable funds for Project Waterfall (more info on the foundation and their important work below).To help raise funds, we’ll be running activity...

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Spiked Coffee Recipe

Spiked Coffee Recipe

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A twist on the classic Irish Coffee, this indulgent coffee cocktail has been developed by our friends at Chase, replacing whisky...

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Limoncillo Reserve Collection Processing Set

Limoncillo Reserve Collection Processing Set

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Written by Joshua Tarlo, Origin’s Head of CoffeePics thanks to Jon Attenborough on his trip with Joshua Concluding our winter processing set series is a presentation of coffees from the prestigious Limoncillo farm in Nicaragua owned by the Mierisch family. The...

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Turbo G&T Recipe

Turbo G&T Recipe

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One of our old favourites is taking the Instagram world by storm. Cold Brew Gin & Tonic aka Turbo G&T. Here's how to make this trending twist on a classic. This super simple recipe's courtesy of the UK cold brew pioneers themselves, Sandows.   Cold Brew Gin & Tonic (aka Turbo G&T)Ingredients: - Sandows cold brew coffee- Good quality gin (Sandows...

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2016. Coffee, comps and collabs.

2016. Coffee, comps and collabs.

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The year of 2016. Here's a run-down of some of our highlights. Coffee competitions We’ve been blown away with the...

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The Lima Tasting Series. One coffee, three processes.

The Lima Tasting Series. One coffee, three processes.

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The latest in our special edition collection sees us release the Lima Tasting Series. This trio of coffees are particularly important to us as are the result of a collaborative experiment with our long-time coffee partner, Fernando Lima. They're a showcase of our...

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