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What have we been up to in Uganda?

At the start of June, we donated £175.00 to our partners, The Zuri Project Uganda, to support development projects in a coffee growing region in Uganda. After consultation with our Ugandan partners, we've decided that this money will be used to facilitate a process known as 'gap filling' at our coffee plantation at Kihembe Community Vocational Secondary School. Since we opened our doors in 2017, we're proud to say that we've planted 1500 coffee trees at the school site as part of our commitment to sustainable community development in Uganda. We're growing our coffee organically, and due to unavoidable challenges such as pests and too much sunshine due to climate change, many of the trees that we've planted have died....

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What About Us? BLM & The Scourge of Colonialism

The scourge of colonialism has never gone away. Many of us Brits know too little about this dark chapter in our history, yet it lingers in every corner of the previously colonised world today. Colonialism was a collection of acts so heinous that it condemned millions around the world to lives of servitude and assimilation. The colonisers pillaged their way through so called ‘uncivilised’ nations, denouncing their cultures and beliefs as ‘savage,’ before systemically imposing Western ideology, religion and culture on the unsuspecting populations. Nowhere was colonialism so pronounced than on the continent of Africa. In the late 19th century, the ‘Scramble for Africa’ gained momentum and left almost no corner of the vast continent untouched by the colonisers. The...

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Anything can happen Thursdays: An Important Update

Due to the increasing popularity of our delicious, vegan friendly cakes, particularly our Thursday specials, we've made a few changes to the pre-order system to make it much easier for you and to ensure that you don't miss out! Every Wednesday evening, we will post a picture of the Thursday special on Instagram and Facebook so make sure you're following us so you can see what's coming up! We will also post a link to our online store, where you can reserve a slice of that week's special. You can either pay online or reserve and pay in store upon collection. To make it as fair as possible, we are offering a limited number of slices that will be available...

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Revised Opening Hours!

You spoke and we listened! It's been great seeing so many of you again these past few weeks, and one of the things that we've been hearing a lot is that you want us to extend our opening hours. So, we're doing exactly that!  From Sunday 7th June, we will open from 10.30am - 3.00pm and we will be open every Sunday thereafter. Then, from Monday 8th June, our new opening hours will be 9.30am - 4.00pm. Therefore, our opening hours for the foreseeable future will be as follows: Mon - Sat - 9.30 - 4.00 Sun - 10.30 - 3.00 We hope these adjustments allow even more of you to come and see us! Don't forget that we are...

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What have we been reading with our coffee in June?

I love this feature, although I have to let you into a secret - I read more than one book a month, so I pick my favourite and share it with you! This month, I've had the pleasure of reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Brene Brown is a lecturer at the University of Houston, Texas and rose to prominence after her Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability went viral in 2010. Her ideas are absolutely revolutionary and she challenges us to re-think the relationship we have with shame and vulnerability. In Daring Greatly she encourages us to see vulnerability as a necessary strength, and anything but a weakness. Although it would be placed in the 'Self-Help' category of...

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