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We are moving!!

  It's been a long time in the pipe works but finally the move has begun for us here at Bailies Coffee. Our new premises is located on Stockmans Way, not far from the M1 motorway, busy Lisburn road and Kings Hall in Belfast. As some of you may know we outgrew our last premises some time ago, but only now have we found the perfect spot for our new and and improved coffee roastery. We have some amazing ideas, some off the wall plans, and some schemes people suggested we downright ignored, but suffice it to say when we finish with this place its going to be rather spectacular. Over the coming weeks we are going to document the...

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SteamPunk Coffee Machines

For the steam punk enthusiast, and lets be honest who isn't? This new kickstarter project has to rank amongst the prettiest design for a coffee machine we've ever seen, based on models from the 1900s it fits squarely into the 'steampunk' time frame for looks and potentially for operation as well. Its no ordinary brew centre - Because the La Fenice is the first coffee machine to use electromagnetic induction to heat the water. That means that it doesn't need to maintain the water at brewing temperature, so it uses 80 per cent less energy than conventional coffee makers, according to its creators. They also claim that it's less vulnerable to limescale encrustation – though they're waiting on confirmation of...

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Minimalist Cafe Branding

Creative agency Kokoro & Moi creates clean and elegant identity promoting Helsinki-based café chain Fazer.   The Fazer Café was first established in 1891, in Kluuvikatu, Helsinki, by Karl and Berta Fazer. An established brand, a new batch of Fazer Cafés were opened in the summer of 2013, and with more in the pipeline, Kokoro & Moi was recently commissioned to create a new identity identity reflecting the brand's tone-of-voice. The result was this minimal, elegant concept, which has been used across the whole brand, including wallpaper, napkins and take-away packaging design. The team comments on Behance: "The visual identity is built on the custom-made typefaces, Fazer Grotesk and Fazer Chisel, which have taken their forms from the classic Fazer...

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