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Crafters of (Bailies) Coffee

The crafters of coffee blog set up by local coffee aficionado Connor went online recently and its aim is a rather noble one - to shed light on the faces behind some of Ireland's finest coffee roasters. He states his "photographic project is to document the actual people involved in the creating of a good cup of coffee here in Northern Ireland.  As coffee is a craft, I plan to use my own craft to do this. I plan to shoot portraits of roasters, business people, baristas, and others involved in the process. I hope to shoot these on a Mamiya 645 camera, with Kodak Tri-X 400 Film." Bailies staff were chosen as some of the subjects of the project,...

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Women's 100 - fueled on by Bailies Coffee

Every year Rapha (a cycling sportswear/lifestyle brand) host a special ride called the Women’s 100 where thousands of women across the globe cycle 100km. Yesterday saw 9,000 women take part in the cycle. Local Belfast bike shop, Fellow Bicycle Co., organised one of the rides and had 16 women leaving Belfast, cycling all the way around Strangford Lough and back. Bailies supplied them with some coffee for their lunch break in Portaferry. Stephen Houston and Jonathan Parks from the Bailies team met them all back at the finish at Fellow for a celebratory bbq and quite a few of them said to pass on their thanks for the warm brew on such a sopping day! We were really happy to...

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Big Coffee Break 2015

Bailies Coffee have joined Northern Ireland Hospice as they embark on a new era for the annual coffee event, now in its 23rd year. Taking on a new name (Big Coffee Break) and with a fresh new look, NI Hospice is aiming to get more kettles boiling than ever before. With last year’s event raising almost £75,000, this year NI Hospice hopes to create an even bigger stir and raise more funds. Money raised from this year’s appeal will go towards the £1.6m funding gap needed to complete the new state-of-the-art NI Adult Hospice in Belfast. Big Coffee Break funds will also support the work of NI Hospice nurses as they care for local people diagnosed with cancer and other...

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How do you drink yours?

A debate that has raged on eternal with all enthusiastic coffee drinkers is finding that ideal way to serve it up time and again. Be it on the go or at home, you want to complete the experience by drinking from the vessel that works for you. I'm sure you've all heard of Keep Cup by now, but one cup that has been making waves and generating a few furtive glances of abject desire recently is this handmade Japanese cup called the Haori. Its a currently only a kickstarter project, but it looks like something to cherish with a fabulous single origin coffee on a Sunday morning. Its expected release date is Christmas this year, so expect a review of...

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Coffee is officially good for you

Well some of you will say this is old news but a recent study has confirmed what some of us have been hailing for years; the health benefits of drinking coffee regularly. Not the milky sugary beverages that masquerade on certain high street chains as coffee, but quality, honest to goodness coffee. The latest US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says there is strong evidence that drinking three to five cups a day (or up to 400mg/d caffeine) does no harm at all and that research consistently shows that coffee reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Here at Bailies we knew it all along, but if you want to read more - you can browse a more...

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