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COLOMBIAN DECAF ARRIVES AT BAILIES

The arrival of new coffee beans is creating a lot of excitement in the Bailies roastery. The new coffee is from Colombia and more importantly – it’s a decaf. It comes from a group of farmers in Planadas, Tolima. It’s a small south Colombian region that is locked by West and Central Andes, almost inaccessible due to mountain ranges and unsafe areas in south Huila and partially still controlled by paramilitaries. What makes this coffee growing region unique is that it has some extraordinary conditions for growing coffee. It’s grown in an altitude of around 1600 masl. in a loam and clay soil rich in volcanic ashes. The coffee varietals being grown here are all traditional – Typica, Caturra, Castillo...

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Jan's visit to Comepcafe, Colombia

Over the last few days (mid-October, 2015) I've been travelling in Colombia. ‘I've met a lot of people, seen a lot of coffee farms’, but the thing I was looking forward to most was meeting our friends at ComepCafe. For those who haven't heard about them so far, that's a cooperative based in Piendamo, Cauca from which we bought our first container of coffee this year. Because we like the quality of the coffee so much, I was really excited to meet them in person and see what exactly is happening there. On Monday I flew from Bogota to Popayan where I met Luz Stella Reyes, the representative of ComepCafe. First of all we visited local dry mill in Popayan...

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Follow Jan's trip to origin: Colombia

Jan Komarek, Quality Control specialist at Bailies Coffee is currently visiting Colombia to see producers we work with and witness first hand the care and dedication that goes into our beans from the very beginning. We will be detailing his travels through images over the coming 10 days or so, and below are some of the first he has sent to us.

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Big Coffee Break events kick off in style

As we have previously mentioned, This year's Big Coffee Break is the first that NI Hospice has organised in association with local coffee company, Bailies Coffee, who have supplied more than 1,500 bags of coffee to more than 350 coffee hosts. We estimate this to mean around 45,000 cups of Bailies Coffee will be served around the country for these events! It all kicked off yesterday with Bailies staff attending some of the events to help out and join in the great atmosphere. These events are helping to raise funds for equipment in the new dementia-friendly Hospice set to open in Spring 2016. We toured around to take some pictures of everyone's superb efforts, travelling first to ACA Models run...

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Bangor Aurora Boost with Bailies Coffee

Drinking a cup of Bailies coffee at Bangor Aurora may pack more than just an energy boost. More and more research is emerging to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking the dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease. Bangor Aurora’s new coffee partner, Bailies are working in synergy with the leisure complex provider to guarantee customers the best cup of coffee as well as promoting healthy choices pre and post workout. New research finds drinking coffee may lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing diabetes. The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (June 2015), found that people who drank coffee were about 50 percent...

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