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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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Invest NI & Bailies Coffee Roasters

 Bailies Coffee Roasters is in receipt of SFA Capital support from Invest NI for Coffee Roastery Plant Equipment.  This project which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020 aims to boost growth, innovation and quality production of speciality coffee and to sustain existing demand while expanding into new markets.  

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Trip to Central America

Many of you have noticed that for almost two years Bailies Coffee Roasters have been pushing to buy more and more coffees directly from the producers. This has been going very well, especially in Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia. Central America has been quite difficult for us in the past and that was the reason for my 3 weeks trip to Honduras and Guatemala. We know many producers and exporters from these countries, but that is not enough for the long term relationship on the level we would like to have. The trip was divided into three weeks, the first of which I spent in Honduras. I visited different farms, co-operatives, dry mills and cupping coffees wherever I could. Honduras is...

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BAILIES COFFEE ROASTER – JOB PROFILE

NAME: Stephen Houston AGE:                   30 JOB TITLE:        Speciality Coffee Roaster and Production Assistant, Bailies Coffee Roasters       HOBBIES:          Cycling, kickboxing and creating artwork FAVOURITE COFFEE EVER:           Well so far it has to be the Panama Mama Cata Geisha we roasted last year – it was full of complexity and tropical flavours. FAVOURITE BREW METHOD:       V60 – good clean cup of coffee every time and very portable so I’m never without coffee. MOTTO IN LIFE:   My motto in life is something I was taught by my family, ‘Onwards and upwards' and always being positive and moving forward no matter what life throws at you.   What does it take to become a coffee roaster? It takes a lot of passion, commitment,...

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Fresh Roast Friday - Burundi Yandaro

Feels like forever since we had time to get together and celebrate our new microlot coffee of the month here at Bailies, with trade shows and other exciting happenings we have been focused on other tasks. But what a tasty coffee to get back into the swing of things! This Burundi washed coffee has a great aroma, sweet and chocolaty enticing you in. It helps that we had lots of sweet treats to pair it with as well. The flavour notes of most coffees work well with cake, but the Yandaro is perfect for it, with notes of berries, ginger and cinnamon sounding like cake ingredients already. More images to make everyone envious below. You can buy the Yandaro online...

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