Monthly Archives: October 2014

We love a good guest (coffee) – Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research

coffee

Head barista Ben Loebell demonstrates wonders of latte art and slow-motion capture At Baltzersen’s we really, really love our coffee. However we’re not a specialty coffee shop, and our education in the curious, invigorating and passionate world of coffee roasting … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Sweet Shops

sweet shops

This week was apparently National Chocolate Week. Wednesday was Dessert Day, and Halloween is just around the corner. This may seem self-indulgent, but what reason DIDN’T we have to feature the finest independent sweet shops in Harrogate? You know you … Continue reading

Sauda, Norway – a Baltzersen’s history lesson

sauda

In the northernmost region of the south-western county of Rogaland, Norway lies Sauda. Neither particularly famous nor infamous, there’s evidence of a society in this area dating back to the last ice age. Why do we care? Because Sauda was … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Men’s Fashion

men's fashion

Ah, yes! Winter fashion is the best fashion, and you know it. This time of year is the best excuse you will ever find to present yourself to the world with the catwalker’s confidence and a swagger to match. Whether … Continue reading

2014 Rwanda cup of Excellence – Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research

rwanda cup of excellence

A couple weeks ago Paul sent  an email to the Baltzersen’s staff, offering an invitation from our good friends North Star Micro Roasters in Leeds and Falcon Specialty Coffee, as they were hosting a 2014 Rwanda Cup of Excellence. Our baristas Paul … Continue reading

The Locals’ guide to Harrogate – Yorkshire Produce

yorkshire produce

Let it be said that we do not encourage premature Christmas celebrations. It comes around once a year and that’s part of what makes it special, but it won’t remain so if we’re immersed in 4 months of over-eager advertisement. Having … Continue reading

Schichttorte – pronounced “better than it sounds”

schichttorte

Ever since Mary-Jane first took on the challenge of the Great British Bake Off princess cake, we’ve been trying to bring a piece of the show that ties a whole country together every Wednesday night, to the café. As baklava … Continue reading