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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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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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