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Cold Brew @ Home: The Bora Way

Experimenting with cold brew coffee is fun and we believe that each coffee bean benefits from being brewed in slightly different ways. For our cold brew @ Bora HQ, we use our popular Rwandan Missouzi coffee, and we've adapted the process and recipe to make it simple for you to follow and try for yourself at home! We strongly believe that using coffees with fruity tones (such as our Missouzi) works beautifully for cold brew as the longer extraction time allows for many of these delicious flavours to come out in the finished brew. First things first - there are many different ways of creating cold brew coffee. We use the immersion method, which simply means that the coffee grounds...

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It's Giveaway Time!

Anyone fancy a free bag of Bora coffee? It's GIVEAWAY time!! To say thank you to all of you wonderful people for visiting Bora HQ since we reopened, we're giving away a FREE 250g bag of delicious Bora beans! All you have to do is like this post and drop your email address into our website (www.boracoffee.com) and we will email the winner on Thursday morning! Good luck :-)

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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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Tie Up The Lion: An Insight Into Voluntourism

Did you know that Ross has published a book about volunteering in Africa? You can download it from Amazon here. The book is a result of much of the research that Ross carried out over a two year period into the world of ‘Voluntourism.’ He also reflects on the time that he spent in Uganda as a voluntourist and tries to encourage young people to avoid placements in developing countries that often, inadvertently, do more harm than good. To download Tie Up The Lion as an e-book, or to buy a copy for yourself, you can do so via Amazon. A full description of the book can be found below: Thinking of traveling the world or volunteering abroad? You might...

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A new kitchen during lockdown in Uganda!

We thought that we'd bring you some good news from The Zuri Project. In spite of being locked down by COVID-19, the team in Uganda managed to build a new kitchen at Kishunju Nursery & Primary School. Read on to hear more about it! Just before the nationally enforced lock down due to COVID-19 began, our team in Uganda were busy constructing a new kitchen block at Kishunju Nursery and Primary School. Back at the beginning of March, we held a meeting at Kishunju with the board members of the school, the teaching staff and members of the PTA to listen to their concerns and to learn about their priorities for the school going forward. The meeting was fruitful and...

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