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BARISTA REVIEW - MEDIUM ROAST

BARISTA REVIEW - MEDIUM ROAST

We had a lovely review from UK coffee blogger Clarkey Cafe. Daniel has been a Barista for around 4 years and a Barista Trainer and Coffee Expert for around 2 years - so he knows his stuff. Have a read below of his review of our Guatemalan coffee bag. We love the food pairing suggestions… Introduction to the Guatemala Coffee Bag First things first, lets talk about the coffee bag. Much like it’s leafy cousin, these little bags can be popped into your cup and brewed with hot water. It is a portable, easier to brew, and generally convenient coffee...

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COME ON IN TO FAIRTRADE

COME ON IN TO FAIRTRADE

I’ve posted previously about Fairtrade and why it was a no-brainer from day 1 that New Kings Coffee would be Fairtrade (and Organic). But given it’s Fairtrade Fortnight (26 February to 11 March), it feels appropriate to write again about what Fairtrade means, both to us and to the people who grow and produce our coffee. As Fairtrade say on their website, “It's a shocking fact that millions of farmers and workers who produce the food we love still don’t earn enough to feed their own families”. When I stop and think about that for a second, it’s crazy, right?...

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MY CURIOUS VISIT TO NUMBER 10

MY CURIOUS VISIT TO NUMBER 10

I’m a member of Enterprise Nation, a fantastic organisation that helps tens of thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Over the last year, I’ve attended many of their monthly meetups and weekly online masterclasses, listened to their member podcast series, attended several of their meet the buyer/expert events, and even travelled to Paris with them on an export trade mission. Plus they’ve become one of my customers, buying my coffee for one of their own events. So when I received an email from them inviting me to Number 10 (Downing Street, that is), I was genuinely thrilled at...

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JUMPING INTO ENTREPRENEUR’S LIFE [PT. 2]

JUMPING INTO ENTREPRENEUR’S LIFE [PT. 2]

(12 things I’ve learnt about starting a startup - part 2) In part 1 of the twelve things I’ve learnt since leaving corporate life and starting my own business, I wrote about the excitement, the flexibility and the amazing people I’ve met since venturing out on my own. In this second part, I continue my observations about the differences between corporate life and startup life, with another six ups and downs on this rollercoaster ride. Hold on tight… 1.     You have to make all the decisionsSome more irony for me here as when I used to manage a relatively large...

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