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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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Happy Martyrs Day

Martyrs day is a big deal in Uganda, with many people literally walking across the country to celebrate and commemorate. However due to COVID19, this year's Martyrs day will be noticeably different. Ugandans are very religious in general and Martyrs day is a day where Christians come together to remember the persecution and ultimate murder of Christians who were put to death for their religious beliefs between the period of November 1885 and December 1887. Given the significance of the term 'martyr' - many Ugandans celebrate June 3rd as a way of respecting the fact that throughout history, many believers preferred death to the renunciation of their religious beliefs. Even if you're not religious, I believe there's an important lesson...

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Black Lives Matter

Today, we've participated in #blackouttuesday on Instagram.  But I want to address something that I saw written earlier on Facebook - 'Don't all lives matter?' Of course they do. And misunderstanding this point is at the crux of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Saying that black lives matter is not saying that white lives don't. However, not acknowledging the daily struggle that BAME communities face is essentially believing that racism isn't a problem. As Archbishop Desmond Tutu famously said: If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. Regardless of our race, ethnicity or background, we all must do whatever we can to stop racism. It's utterly shameful that in 2020, the world...

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Celebrating 3 years of Bora Coffee

When we first opened our doors in June 2017, never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that we would have so many wonderful and loyal customers. As we celebrate being open for three years this month, we want to share with you the five things that we're most grateful for and five things we've learned about running our own coffee shop. We hope you find it interesting. What are we most grateful for? 1. Our customers. What's a business without customers? We're thrilled that we have so many regular & loyal customers, many of whom have become friends. Without them we would be nothing, and we really are grateful for their support. 2. Our team. Our team has evolved...

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