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World Of Coffee Dublin

 What a week!! The World of Coffee has just wrapped up with Berg Wu of Taiwan winning, huge congrats to him and all the competitors. Also a special mention for Natalia Piotrowska representing Ireland who I'm sure will be back. I am still mystified as to how these guys do it. This week I had my own barista champion to cheer on, Martin Shabaya the Kenyan representative. I met Martin last Monday when he casually approached the kiosk in Ballsbridge and asked where could he roast some coffee.

Do you even pre-heat greens

Okay not a very catchy title, but it's a serious question. Not something I can take credit for either but something I can vouch for. 
Way back in 2002 engineers from Probat had discussed the idea of re-circulating the air back from the roaster and using to pre-heat the green beans in the charging hopper. Just another big business cleverly saving money I thought but it'll ruin the coffee.

Pressure profiling


 Pressure profiling. 


A little over a year or so ago I bought a pressure profiling machine for the roastery. Why? I hear you ask well why not. Seriously though with different roast styles a plethora of different beans, tampers grooming tools, distributors and grinder claims (all of which I love and exhausted) it was the natural next step.

Shipping Costs

Shipping Costs

Shipping expenses have been a gripe on the webshop for the last couple of months so apologies for that. We have ammended the shipping:

€2.80 fon orders of €14 and below.

€4.60 on orders of €14 - €19.99 

Free Deliveryon orders on €19.99

The end of an Era

(Picture by Jim Byrne Photography) 



A little update just just to say our new destoner is set and in place- working away quite nicely. The next piece of the jigsaw is the new packaging machine. New foil is being designed for the machine which is a hot, four-side vertical seal. Samples are looking really nice, I will post updates as they arrive.