Category Archives: Coffee

Review: Teacup in Manchester

After attending the launch of the Northern Independent Coffee Guide, the next day I picked a place in Manchester featured in the guide. I settled on Teacup in the Northern Quarter. The area is a hub of indie cafes and … Continue reading

The first edition of the Northern Independent Coffee Guide

The Northern independent coffee scene is now coming out from behind the South’s shadow with the launch of the first Northern Independent Coffee Guide. Featuring cities such as Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester, York and Leeds, the guide is a fast track … Continue reading

Introducing our coffee suppliers: North Star Roasters

Our great coffee is thanks to two talented guys, Krag and Ellis.  These two are changing the Leeds and surrounding scene fast with their ethically sourced coffee. We went over to their roasters to have a chat about what they … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s Guide To LIF

Leeds is hosting a month-long food and drink extravaganza that is sure to inspire and satisfy the hungriest of brains and bellies. We have sifted through the wealth of events for you to have a closer look at. Hope to see you there! Continue reading

But First, Let’s Fika: One of Sweden’s simplest pleasures

Homemade Scandinavian delicacy, Skolebrød in Baltzersen's cafe, Harrogate.

We have all taken a fika at some point. It may have been earlier today, at the weekend, or maybe you are about to take one now. You might take a fika with a friend, a family member or even … Continue reading

Guest Coffee: Our first ever guest coffee on espresso!

Guest coffee from North Star Roast and Koppi coffee.

We have come a long way in terms of our coffee knowledge and confidence since we opened two and a bit years ago and this week we’re proud to say we will have our first ever guest coffee available as … Continue reading

Independent Food Leeds: Bundobust…..and other musings

Seth at Independent food outlet Bundobust

With the Christmas rush now well and truly behind us time has suddenly allowed for Paul to get back into Leeds with the family and try out another great example of independent food that opened in 2014. Continue reading

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

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