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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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NI Aeropress Competition goes down a storm

The Bailies Coffee team had a truly fantastic time last night at the very first, and definitely not the last Northern Ireland Aeropress Championships. The event was held in Established Coffee in Belfast, and massive congratulations to them on the great hosting, and fabulous service I'm sure everyone received. As we may have mentioned, Bailies provided the freshly roasted coffee for the event, Tolima Gaitana from Colombia - and it was just as popular as we thought it might be. The competitors were pleased, and the those lucky enough to grab a free sample on the night will be too when they brew it up. For a very limited time there will be some 250g bags available on the site...

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Northern Ireland 2015 Aeropress Championship

  Take the plunge and join the 2015 Northern Ireland Aeropress Championship as a competitor The AeroPress Championship is a competition open to anyone who can brew a great cup of coffee using the AeroPress. It is open to anyone and everyone, all you need is to secure your place online, turn up on time with your AeroPress & brew! You could be 3 coffees away from winning a trip to Seattle, to represent Northern Ireland at the World AeroPress Championships. Full details below, any questions, tweet us @NIAeropressComp. It’s shaping up to be a great night. It’s free entry for spectators, there will be beer from Prohibition, pizza, as well as Sherryvallies DJ’s & we’ll be sure to squeeze...

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Another great review of our coffee from COFFEE NI

Its cold outside, but the coffee is warm So thankfully for all you sufferers of the inclement weather, Bailies Coffee are offering a defense against the elements...in the form of hot single estate Ethiopian coffee. The Sidamo Chire roasted by us last Wednesday is going down a storm (sorry, couldn't resist a weather joke) and the guys at COFFEE NI have written another glowing review of our wares.   Head on over to read the full review here         " The aroma was fruity and full and was a real burst of life on the senses when we opened the bag, when we ground it and when we brewed it. The sweet aroma remained through all the...

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