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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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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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