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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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Arabica v Robusta

Are we really getting into this? We are indeed! We think it's an important topic and we think that robusta coffee has a lot more to it than some of us may think. As a preamble to this blog post, I want to refer you to a short interview I did with Joshua Rukundu, a coffee expert in Kanungu district in Uganda, as he explores some of the differences between robusta and arabica. I want to keep this post concise, so I'm going to outline what I believe the three main differences between arabica and robusta coffee. There are more and feel free to continue your research further, this is by no means an exhaustive list. 1. Taste I'm starting...

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BORA HQ is reopen for business!

Oh yes! We're delighted to announce that as of today, Monday 18th May, Bora Coffee Co in Shirley is back open for business. However, due to the government regulations and to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, we have a few house rules in place, that we would like to share with you below: - We are open for takeaway coffee and cake only. - Our new opening hours are Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 3.00pm and Sunday 10.00am - 2.00pm - We have put extra measures in place to keep everyone safe which means unfortunately all tables and our toilets are out of action for customers - Five customers will be able to queue safely inside the...

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