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We've been selling Aida Batlle's cascara for a few years now, the first time was back in 2008 when we wrote this blog post. Cascara has been a ...

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  • My blog post about this years coffee buying in Brazil is up!

    Brazil 2014: Part 1

    squaremileblog.com 13 Feb '15, 1pm

    Farmers will divide the farms into two areas, let’s call them plot A and plot B. Plot A will be pruned right back, vertical and lateral branches alike. It looks almost as if only the trunks themselves are left standing. The plants of plot A won’t bear fruit that next year, but will be...

  • Brazil 2014: Part 2

    squaremileblog.com 19 Feb '15, 12pm

    The other exporter I wanted to catch up with was Bourbon Coffee in Pocos de Caldas, a group I’ve known from back in my Mercanta days. With the owners also in Japan at the SCAJ show, hosting and ensuring I had plenty of coffees to cup was Thiago Trovo. The beautiful Bourbon cupping lab...

  • Changing Red Brick

    squaremileblog.com 26 Nov '14, 4pm

    Since this summer, with the arrivals of our Central American coffees, the Red Brick components have changed a little more frequently than they have done in the past, and with the next change coming up in December, I thought I’d talk a little about the reasons for this. When I source o...

  • A little post on our machinery partners..

    Who we are proud to work with

    squaremileblog.com 05 Jan '15, 1pm

    We know equipment is an important piece of the puzzle in brewing tasty coffee. We want to help our customers achieve this goal, which is why we work with a select few manufacturers to have access to the best equipment – whether it be for cup quality or practicality – today. Since the ...

  • Anette is home from #coeburundi2014 @cupofexcellence blog and picturers here!

    Burundi Cup of Excellence 2014

    squaremileblog.com 21 Aug '14, 10am

    The Burundian coffee industry as a whole is going through a lot of changes. All washing stations in the country used to be government owned, but more and more private companies have moved into the market, buying old factories and building new ones. In the past, Burundi has had a lot o...

  • New coffee in the webshop now from Ethiopia, and both delicious!


    squaremileblog.com 07 May '14, 11am

    The first couple of Ethiopians are available in the webshop now, both very different but equally great examples of their regions! First up is the Reko from the Yirgacheffe region, with plenty of sweetness and florals reminding us of honeysuckle. It is a very well balanced and complex ...

  • .@squaremile @virmaxcafe Lot's of good info in this write-up. Thanks for sharing.

    Virmax Colombian Cupping

    squaremileblog.com 09 Apr '14, 10am

    On Tuesday 25th March, we had the pleasure of hosting a cupping session of the 5 Colombian microlots we have purchased this year, in conjunction with our Colombian importing partners Virmax. Alejandro and Badi were kind enough to make some time in their busy schedule to come by the ro...

  • A blog post on water and why we require reverse osmosis in London:

    Why we require Reverse Osmosis in London

    squaremileblog.com 02 Dec '13, 3pm

    We wanted to write a little bit about why we now require wholesale customers in hard water areas to use reverse osmosis, because we believe there is a little confusion out there. Our goal, as a roaster and supplier, is for our customers to have successful and sustainable businesses. I...


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