Brunch in Harrogate with Baltzersen’s

brunch in harrogate

We say “brunch in Harrogate,” because obviously breakfast is the most tasteful meal of the day, but what a terrible time to serve it! Wait a few hours, have a coffee, then go to BRUNCH – it’s really the cat’s … Continue reading

Indie food in Harrogate – a Baltzersen’s summary

brunch in harrogate

As we’ve mentioned before, the amount of independent business in Harrogate is staggering; partly as a result of the wealthy micro-economy, but also in large part due to the abundant history, legacy and culture of local, community and family-driven business. … Continue reading

Independents in Harrogate

indie food in harrogate

If you’ve kept up with our blog, you’ll know by now that we’re big on independent business. It’s not for the free samples we pass between shops (though that’s a big attraction as well), it’s because independent business is more … Continue reading

Christmas in Harrogate – a Baltzersen’s guide

christmas in harrogate

Christmas is a fairly big deal in Scandinavian culture. Sure, we all like to get down with the season, but Nordic folk are particularly aggressive about it, inheriting a lot of personal investment in the season from German culture. That … Continue reading

A Nordic lunch in Harrogate – Baltzersen’s lapskaus

lunch in harrogate

If you’re looking for a decent lunch in Harrogate, there’s a lot on offer. The range of independent businesses and services providing unique, quality eating and service, is abundant to say the least. However we don’t like to see this … Continue reading

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

pour-over

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

North Star with borrowed light box at Northern Coffee Party: Cup North

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

Kalita Wave

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

speciality coffee

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

independent delis

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