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Christmas Gift Guide 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- and that means it’s time to get started on those Christmas wish lists! At Bailies, we know that gift giving, often comes that little bit of panic the closer it gets to Christmas time- it’s never easy when trying to pick the perfect present!  This year, we’ve put together the following Christmas Gift Guide- filled with inspiration and plenty of options to help make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier!    Coffee There’s no such thing as too much coffee… right? Right. For 2019, we have a choice of two Christmas Coffees that will certainly add to any coffee lover’s festive cheer! Our limited-edition Christmas Blend is unique combination of two washed microlot coffees...

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Beyond Bailies: Finegan & Son

It's a miserable early August afternoon. The summer has begun to quickly fade away and the rain is pouring from the heavens. Luckily for us, we're sheltered from the grey clouds outside- staring out at passers-by rushing through the rain from the shelter and comfort of Finegan & Son- an unassuming yet, prime speciality coffee spot far from the bright lights and hype of Belfast.   From the outside, Finegan & Son looks like it could have been the inspiration for the shop fronts of Diagon Alley (that's one for you Harry Potter fans). Inside, the cafe is minimal, yet quaint- presented in an airy space, with wooden flooring, tables and chairs accompanied by giant windows that allow light to envelop...

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Coffee - My Secret Endurance Drink

When we heard from Irish Elite Triathlete, Charles Maltha that ‘Bailies coffee helps improve his performance’ we had to find out more. Beyond its widespread use as a stimulant, caffeine has various hidden athletic benefits - so much so that many of the world’s leading distance runners including Mo Farah are claiming they use coffee as a vital part of their pre-race preparations. With Christmas and New Year’s a distant memory, it’s time to get focused and work towards this year’s race goals (Challenge Galway Full Ironman distance and the Middle Distance National Championships are high on the list)…so train harder, smarter and get lean for race day! As an elite triathlete I get up early morning’s and train every...

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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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