Pour-over comparisons: Hario V60 vs. Kalita Wave – Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research

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We’ve been going on about our new Kalita Wave pour-over equipment quite a bit, with good reason. These professionally crafted brewing tools are renowned for their quality results; however we had to ask ourselves how it would hold up in … Continue reading

Northern Coffee Party: Cup North 2014

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Cup North was a Northern Coffee party and they didn’t compromise on the coffee.  We’ve never seen so many coffee machines in such a small space and an abundance of roasters all willing to offer the chance to taste their … Continue reading

Kalita Wave – Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research

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We’ve found quite a few things to say about coffee brewing methods, yet there are always more curiousities to satisfy and inquiries to settle. The current case concerns some Kalita Wave brewing equipment we recently received. These quality coffee brewing tools … Continue reading

Especially Speciality Coffee: Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research

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Head barista Ben Loebell pulls a shape for the slo-mo camera A few weeks ago, we received an invite (on Twitter, no less – how trendy) from La Bottega Milanese: an authentic Italian-style espresso bar & speciality coffee shop in … Continue reading

The Local’s guide to Harrogate: independent delis

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The cold has crept in and is here to stay, it seems. We have your beverage, fashion, sweet-tooth and local produce needs covered, however during these busy times, a hot lunch for the road and a delicacy for the weekend … Continue reading

Indie Food Leeds: Northern Monk Brew Co.

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Owner Paul has a day off and decided to take a trip over to the newly opened refectory at Northern Monk Brew Co.  He hasn’t written a blog for a little while so here is what he thought……… I don’t … Continue reading

Reason to Be Excited – Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research

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Head barista Ben Loebell pulls a shape for the slo-mo camera It’s busy days in the Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Research – the beans keep coming, the grinder keeps running and our hands have never been busier, with Ben’s eye-popping … Continue reading

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

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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 Local’s guide to Harrogate: Sweet Shops

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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

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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