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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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Around the world with Bora: Indonesia

Your journey around the world with Bora takes you from Medellin, Colombia to Sumatra, Indonesia! Find out more about our selected coffee of the month from the description below. Indonesia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world, usually in the top five. Coffee growing was started during colonial times around 1696 as the region provided some excellent growing conditions. Coffee beans from Indonesia produce low acidity and high bodied profile. This coffee is grown near Lake Toba which is the largest volcanic lake in the world. Processed using Giling Basah, this coffee has a huge body and a spicy aroma with hints of tobacco. Our Indonesian coffee will be available to order online or buy at Bora...

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Free delivery continues!

We initially offered free delivery due to the fact that we wanted many of you as possible to enjoy our coffee at home whilst our shop was closed. Now we're open again (albeit for takeaways only) we've decided to continue offering free delivery on all online orders. Why? Simply put, because we're overwhelmed by how many people have signed up to receive our delicious coffee at home and we want this to continue! Your support during this strange and unprecedented time means so much to us and as a thank you we will continue to deliver your coffee free of charge, regardless of how much you spend. One thing to note, however, is that now we are open, you can...

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Coffeeland: A History

Now I'm not a Daily M*il reader, I must start by saying this! But my uncle sent me over this article the other day and it's worth sharing. Disregarding the sensationalised headline, the book that the article is advertising Coffeeland: A History By Augustine Sedgewick  sounds by all accounts to be an exciting and interesting read by anyone interested in coffee and its' origins. Although we work predominantly with coffees from the African continent, Sedgewick's book focuses on coffee from El Salvador and Central and Southern America. If 350 dense pages of the history of coffee isn't for you, then you can wait until I've read it and i'll let you know the highlights in a blog post next month!...

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Re-opening our doors

We were absolutely delighted to re-open our doors on Monday and to see so many of our wonderful customers again after what seemed like an eternity! Although business has continued via our online store, we'd be lying if we said we haven't missed our face-to-face interactions with you guys. It's one of the main reasons we wanted to open a coffee shop in the first place and this time apart has made us realise just how much we enjoy serving you! As you can see from the photo of this post, Lara certainly seemed to enjoy being back at work! Although we're operating from a limited menu and can only offer takeaway for now, we're hopeful that in the coming...

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