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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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Bora Coffee & The Zuri Project: What's our relationship?

You've probably seen us refer to Bora and The Zuri Project interchangeably, and that's because a lot of the time our work overlaps! To start chronologically, The Zuri Project actually came first. The organisation was born in 2015 and was co-founded by Ross, who is CEO of Bora. The purpose of The Zuri Project is to partner with Ugandan organisations in the district of Kanungu to support a variety of development projects that improve community wellbeing in some way. The main partner of The Zuri Project is Opportunity Africa, a Ugandan registered NGO that operates solely in the village of Kihembe. This is the village in which all of the projects that have been funded by Zuri operate. You can...

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Why sign up for a coffee subscription?

Coffee subscriptions are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and since we launched our subscriptions last month, we've been overwhelmed by how popular they are! So in this blog post, we want to share with you some of the reasons why we think you should sign up to one of our exciting new coffee subscriptions. You save money Whether you subscribe to a single bag of Bora blend, or subscribe to one of our special package subscriptions, you save up to 15% per bag of coffee! You can cancel ANY time Signing up for a coffee subscription is not like signing a contract - you can cancel or change your subscription at any time for no additional cost. Once you've...

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We've planted 1500 coffee trees in Uganda!

You may have seen our blog post over the weekend, telling you all about our 'One 4 One' project. Since we opened our doors in 2017, we have planted 1500 coffee trees at our project sites in Uganda! This is something that we're very proud of, and we hope that by the end of this year, we will see our first harvest, which means sustainable income generated at our project sites in the village of Kihembe, Uganda. We're growing our coffee in Uganda organically and we've experienced some challenges as a result. The recent changes in climate has meant that much of the coffee has been burnt during unusually long dry seasons, and we've seen an increase in pests that...

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Know your source!

That's a line straight out of journalism school, but it's also incredibly important in the coffee industry too. With so many players and stakeholders in this global market, it's incredibly important that you know your source. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means different things to different people . We came across an incredibly disturbing article earlier this week, that reported that five people were arrested in Vietnam on suspicion of  "Violating food safety regulations after they were caught mixing coffee waste with a black, tar-like liquid made from manganese dioxide found in batteries." Vietnam is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, and coffee from the central highlands region ends up mixed into many instant coffee...

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