Taylors Rare Blossom Ethiopia

Taylors have re-vamped their Origins range, or perhaps simply replaced it with a very similar ‘Single Origin’ one. Although none of the old origins that I can recall remain, the coffees are all from a single country – in contrast to their core range which are blended from beans across multiple countries and regions. Rare… Read more »

Hackney Coffee Kingsland

The Hackney Coffee Company has only been in business for a couple of years, housed in a family-owned premises that has over the years seen service as a garage, depot and even brewery before entering the world of coffee. Their coffee blends are all named for local landmarks or history, which certainly helps root them… Read more »

CaféDirect Tarrazu Reserve

CaféDirect have had a bit of a rebrand recently; the packaging certainly looks crisper and more modern, and they’ve dropped the rather curious “made the small way” slogan that bemused me so much when I reviewed their Colombia coffee a few years ago. Then again, they’ve replaced it with “Ridiculously Good Coffee” which is, while… Read more »

Bridgehead Bytown Boom

One of the great pleasures of travelling is exploring local food and drink; for obvious reasons my focus tends to be more on the drink than the food! Local beer is always top on my list, but often there will be local wines, spirits and – increasingly – coffee to be explored too. Our trip… Read more »