Category Archives: Coffee

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

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

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

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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

Baltzersen’s Roast & Coffee Brewing Research: V60 and Aeropress

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Baltzersen’s takes its coffee quite seriously. You can throw as many cinnamon buns, princess cakes and skolebrød at life as you like, they’ll do you no good without decent coffee. All the treats and comforts … Continue reading

Bergen Coffee Roastery – The West Coast Chronicles pt VII

No time for dilly-dallying today; I woke up somewhat at the crack of dawn, thanked and departed from my hosts, and made my way to Bergen Kaffebrenneri (Bergen Coffee Roastery). This involved a rather long and uncalculated walk that graced … Continue reading

A Fish Market For The Soul – The West Coast Chronicles pt VI

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As far as coastal towns go, Bergen is notorious amongst Norwegians. Renowned for excessive amounts of rain, wind and other unforgiving weather conditions, it’s coastal location has for centuries made it a strong trade point for the fishing industry. During … Continue reading

A Declaration of Independent Coffee – The West Coast Chronicles pt V

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I’d dropped enough pins on Google Maps to cover most of Bergen’s commercial district with spots, now I had to find a viable route. I thought I had made some pretty meticulous choices, but on my way to my first … Continue reading

Bergen Be Mine – West Coast Chronicles pt. IV

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Fine, I hesitate to call this a ‘road trip,’ as Kennet and I were barely on the road long enough to experience Tool’s album ‘Lateralus’ in its entirety. I’m a sucker for the new electronic stuff myself, but when road … Continue reading

Barista Diaries: The View From The Hoppers – pt 2

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In pt. 1 of his barista diaries, Paul explored first impressions, aeropress and damn fine espresso from Noble. Caravan King’s Cross As previously mentioned we had been told to expect great things from Caravan, both in terms of coffee and … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Independent Coffee Shops

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Ahh Harrogate: ‘The Best Place to Live in the UK’, ‘The Happiest Town in Britain’, ‘The Third Most Romantic Destination in the World’, Whatever you like to call it, we’re so proud to be able to call this charming little … Continue reading