BEST COFFEE TO KICK OFF 2021

Guatemala Antigua Pastores The image of this towering volcano has me dreaming of travel and thinking about which coffee region we’ll hit up as soon we get the opportunity to throw off our shackles. I get the feeling 2021 is going to be a great year, and have chosen this coffee because I think it […]

LA SYMPHONIE DU CAFE

Have you heard of this symphony before? This masterpiece, this triumph of sound ingenuity? You bet you have! But you may not have known it’s name. It is a largely unappreciated piece, but inspired Hemmingway, Scott F. Fitzgerald, and J.K. Rowling to write their influential masterpieces. It is a work so wonderful, so unique yet […]

FIKAPAUS! JANUARY EDITION

Are you on holidays right now? I really hope so. If not, sorry about it. In any case, read on for ideas on how to either fill your long summer days with sweet, blissful requiescent things, or pretend you’re still on holidays. I did have to look up the definition of requiescence, and I’m pretty […]

WHY USE A RECIPE?

Yesterday I made some cherry shortbread cookies. I had a recipe but didn’t follow it, rather just eye-balled this, approximated that. They tasted okay (it being about 50% sugar and 50% butter and all), but I didn’t measure the cherries, got a bit overzealous and voila! A gloopy, pink blob of a cookie. Not the […]

DECEMBER NEWS

CHRISTMAS LOGISTICS Last call for 2020 Monday 21st December First Delivery for 2021 Friday 8th January *This means that if you are open through the Xmas break you will need to order twice the amount to get you through to the 8th THE BMR FAMILY GROWS This month we are super stoked to be welcoming […]

IS COFFEE AN ART OR SCIENCE?

As a barista, I’ve often been asked, ‘So what do you reckon? Is making coffee an art or science?’. And I don’t like it. It’s often asked with a supercilious arch of the eyebrow, a smirk in the corner of the mouth, and I know they’re leading me into a coffee knowledge death trap. What’s […]

FIKAPAUS! DECEMBER EDITION

Where are you on the Christmas scale of Santa’s Little Helper to Christmas Grinch? I’m sorry to say, I’m definitely towards the grinch end of the spectrum. Christmas carols in the supermarket in October? What cheek. Garish light extravaganzas that can be seen from the moon? If it’s still up come January 25th, beware the […]

COFFEE OF THE MONTH: GIVE ME SOME SPARKLE!

Deck your halls and hoppers with SPARKLE blend this festive season. It’s time for our annual Christmas blend, perfect for celebrations, festivities and summer mornings.  You can brew it, gift it or whip up a sneaky cocktail with it. This year we have broken rank with your traditional rum & raisin and instead concocted a […]

DREAMS AND DECAY

Last month we were so stoked to let you know about our compostable packaging, and while it wasn’t the greatest success we want to keep that momentum going! But first I want to ask you, do you compost? I’ve been composting for a few years now, and I am by no means whatsoever, any good. […]

FIKAPAUS! NOVEMBER EDITION

FIKAPAUS NOVEMBER! (just FYI even though it looks like I couldn’t be bothered to translate November into Swedish – ‘November’ in Swedish, is November) RECIPE: MARMALADE My orange tree goes bananas (ha) this time of year, dropping orange fruit bombs all over the driveway, attracting birds and getting messy. So best I gather a bucket […]

COFFEE OF NOVEMBER

  ROASTERS CHOICE – ETHIOPIA WUSH WUSH After months of waiting, our Ethiopian coffees have finally arrived!  Held up by logistic problems fuelled by COVID and politics (Ethiopia was left without any communication channels for several weeks) our shipment which was expected to arrive early August has finally arrived!   Whilst we have a few Ethiopian […]

ON THE NOSE

Play a game of hypotheticals with me. If you had to lose one of your five senses, or else be slapped across the face with a fish, which one would you choose? The wet fish probably, I’m no good at hypotheticals. But let’s say one of those senses had to go, or something very unpleasant […]