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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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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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Coffee buffs flock to the Irish Aeropress Championships

Hipster heaven was to be found in Dublin 8 recently as coffee buffs from all over Ireland flocked to The Fumbally to partake in the Irish Aeropress Championships. Expert baristas mingled with aspiring amateurs at the event where 24 competitors battled it out for a chance to partake in the World Barista Championships to be held in Rimini, Italy later this year. A bustling crowd gathered to watch a series of intense heats, where coffee enthusiasts had eight minutes to brew the perfect cup of Joe before presenting it before a caffeined up judging panel. advertisement  “We have three judges and they each taste the brews prepared by the competitiors and on the count of three they all point to...

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Music and Coffee, hand in beautiful hand

There seems to be a growing trend of artists out there willing and indeed aching for a signature coffee that perhaps says something more about them than music can convey. James Murphy isn't the only indie rock icon with a signature blend of coffee: Intelligentsia has collaborated with St. Vincent on her signature coffee. It's called "Bring Me Your Mugs" (after her St. Vincent track "Bring Me Your Loves"). It will soon be available via St. Vincent's website. Coffee news site Sprudge shared this statement from Annie Clark: I love coffee. I sometimes get excited at night thinking of the coffee I’ll get to drink in the morning. Coffee is reason to wake up.  There are other reasons, of course. But coffee is...

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