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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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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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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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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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