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Grandmother’s Sherry

The grandmother’s sherry, the mulled wine at the carol service, mince pies, brandy butter, chocolate wrapped in foil hanging from a tinsel be-decked tree… Last...

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OCTOBER 1ST

It’s International Coffee day!  So this seems as good a day as any to announce that I am almost definitely considering getting this blog as...

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Exceeding the Brief

"This is what coffee is now, it's a lifestyle and a signal to others that we care about what we're doing, we curate and discern and create"

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Cold water cures.

"Suspending 10 litres of water, or ice, is an engineering task and possibly a personal injury case waiting to happen..."

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Expertly Ignorant

"I caught myself basing my answer on assumption. I fall all too easily into the trap of the pretend-expert..."

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A matter of taste?

"We're definitely not making historically or even culturally significant discoveries by roasting coffee. Nor do we aim to, but we are at least trying to share some small excitement. Even...

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You’ll need a new code.

"There's music, art on the walls, other friendly people, hot food, caffeine that tastes great, and still with the need for some social etiquette and constraint. (If you order a...

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It definitely wont fly.

"We're using the "inverted immersion method," I'm not sure if that is the correct name or if it even warrants such grandiose nomenclature, but it's a fairly standard method of...

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Now is the Winter

"…with three fridges, an espresso machine, a tea urn, a panini grill, a constant supply of body heat and approximately 13 Macbook Pros at any given time, it's perpetual summer...

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Nobody likes change?

"...If you’re a regular take-away customer used to the lids and stirrers being in one place one morning, only to find them on the opposite side of the café the...

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