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Easter Drinks with Islands Chocolate

Easter is upon us, and we have something a little different for the break to tantalise the taste buds whilst still ensuring your chocolate fix!   We're not done with our favourite cosy drinks just yet, and at Bailies we've been experimenting with some exciting recipes to see you through the Easter holidays using the delicious cocoa from Islands. Thanks to Sarah Hannaway, Bailies Trainer, Sensory pro and 2020 Irish Barista Champion, we have a exceedingly scrumptious recipe for you try to liven up your Easter Chocolate consumption; 55% Dark Islands Earl Grey Hot Chocolate with Orange Cap What you'll need: Milk (Full Fat Cow's preferred here) Chocolate recommendation: Islands 55% Darkest Buttons Earl Grey Syrup (Homemade Simple Syrup recipe below) Double Cream Clementine...

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Journey To Source: Central America: Part 1- Honduras

 After 2 long years, Bailies Director and Green Coffee Buyer Jan Komarek ventured back to source to visit our coffee friends, old and new. He was able to visit with coffee farms that we at Bailies have had long standing relationships with over the years, whilst also stopping by some new farms along the way.  "After a 2 year hiatus, I am excited to once again be able to travel to visit the coffee producers we source from at Bailies. On this trip, I will be visiting Central America, with my first stop in Honduras, followed by Guatemala and then, ending my trip in Mexico. Honduras is undeniably filled with genuine and hard-working people determined to succeed through hard work and perseverance. I...

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Competing on the World Stage- Alice Parsons NI AeroPress Champion 2021

In September 2021, in-person coffee events were finally welcomed back into our calendars and with that came the joy of welcoming back to Belfast the NI AeroPress Championships hosted in Black Box. Alice Parsons, Bailies Engineer won the NI AeroPress Championships 2021 and went on to compete via a surrogate brewer at the World Championships hosted in Melbourne Australia. Alice sat down with us, and brewed up some coffees whilst chatting through what it was like to go from first time competitor to finalist in a World competition.

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Summer Drinks

It’s official. Cold drinks are taking over for the rest of the summer, and nothing quite beats an iced filter on days like these.   It's that time of year when our favourite hot beverages take a back seat whilst we try and cope through a blazing summer heatwave. Sadly, flat whites and filters on days like these just aren't quite so reviving, but thankfully iced coffees and teas are in abundance and many of your favourite coffee spots are serving up some truly tantalising options. If you're keeping your cool at home, on the beach or out at a picnic and fancy brewing up your own refreshing concoction, look no further as we have some great coffee and tea recipes with...

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Engineering Advice

Slowly but surely, the past months have begun to see more positive signs that we are closer to seeing an end of lockdown restrictions. With Government approved dates for re-openings and outdoor hospitality service already being given a go ahead, we are beginning to see a bit of hope for the future and the upcoming summer months. Businesses re-opening as they are at present and with lesser restrictions expected to be in place for the summer- we wish to support all businesses who work closely with us and ensure that re-opening can be as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Our Bailies Engineers have throughout the last year offered services that would allow for businesses to create pop-up stands for...

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