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RECIPE | Apple & Elderflower Coffee Spritzer

Summer is here and we have been experimenting at Bailies Coffee Roasters! Using our newest Colombian microlot, Inga Aponte. We have curated a refreshing iced coffee spritzer paired with apple & elderflower sparkling water Coffee Variety: Red Caturra Process: Washed Farm: Inga Aponte Altitude: 2000 - 2100 masl Recipe 30g coffee (Inga Aponte) 130g water (92°c) 70g apple & elderflower sparkling water 3 ice cubes 1 Apple (For garnishing) The methodology Preheat Aeropress Measure & Weigh 30g coffee > Grind (Medium - Fine) Add grinds to AeroPress 60g water > 30-second bloom Pour to 130g Plunge for 15 seconds at 1:30 Add 70g of Apple & Elderflower sparkling water to the coffee concentrate Garnish & Ice Enjoy! Total contact time: 1:45...

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Stephen Houston shares what it takes to become the Irish Brewers Cup champion

Walking on air from his win at the Irish Brewers Cup last weekend Stephen Houston was more than happy to share what it takes to win, live the dream and prepare for the world stage.  The story behind the coffee The variety is not indigenous to Colombia and the seeds have made their way originally from Yemen. The coffee is characterised by its journey and its unique processing. Handpicked, fermented, then wrapped in cloths for 24 hours so the beans reach high temperatures, further speeding up fermentation enhancing the sweetness and exotic fruit flavours. It is then dried for 33 days alternating sun and shade. Mr Gutierrez has dubbed this as “the honey technique for Naturals”. The coffee (The main subject...

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The Perfect Easter Pairing

Bailies Coffee Roaster, Stephen Houston shares what it takes to roast the perfect Easter coffee At Bailies Coffee Roasters I always get excited when a new coffee arrives. This week the focus is on Equinox - our spring blend. It all starts at origin when our green coffee buyer selects some samples to be sent back to us at the roastery. The sample roasting and cupping of coffee is always a fun but critical process. Scoring and grading of coffee is also a fundamental part of quality control that we are committed to at Bailies. An important factor when constructing the Equinox Blend was what coffees to use and how they should be roasted. Blends can be tricky to get right...

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A MAGICAL COFFEE EXPERIENCE

Celeste Owens from Bailies Coffee Roasters shares her Colombian Geisha coffee review Geisha feels a little bit like the unicorn of coffee varietals. Rare and exclusive, their flavour profile is exotic, exciting and surprising. Geisha’s are known for their tropical fruit flavours, light tea-like body, high sweetness and stone fruit acidity. All the right things happen on your tongue! Bailies Coffee Roasters current Geisha comes from Andre Felipe Londono at his farm, Manatiales del Frontino. Being one of Colombia’s bigger and more progressive farms, they experiment with lots of interesting varieties (like Geisha) rather than the usual Castillo, which is standard for the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation. Because of a truckers strike in Colombia and shipment problems, the coffee didn’t...

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Staff Profile: Intern

We’ve welcomed a new member to the team at Bailies Coffee Roasters. Colleen, a French business studies student will be working alongside our business and sales team over the next few months. Currently studying at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux the university is ranked in the top 5 leading schools in France and among the top in Europe. We’re delighted to give Colleen a warm welcome to Belfast and another bonus is that she’s as passionate about coffee as we are.     Name:                  Colleen Age:                       19 Studying:             Business at Kedge Business School, Bordeaux. Where’s home?               I live in Saint-Céré, a tiny city, in the south of France where it's warm and sunny. What are you missing...

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