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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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  • 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...

  • A quick blog post about my trip to Costa Rica earlier this year!

    Costa Rica, February 2014

    squaremileblog.com 25 Jun '14, 9am

    Each year I travel to Costa Rica to cup with our exporting partners and visit the farms that we buy from, a trip that this spring resulted in a full container of delicious coffee which just landed in our roastery. Across the next few months we’ll be releasing one coffee after the othe...

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

    Ethiopians

    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...

  • Ever wondered what happens at a UK judges training workshop?

    Uk barista competition judges training

    squaremileblog.com 17 Jan '14, 11am

    The third day was a day for judges that certified last year to come back and calibrate with the group- once a judge passes they are certified for two years in the UK and then they have to re sit the tests. On this day we set up three stations again, two for pulling shots and tasting c...

  • Cascara and caffeine

    squaremileblog.com 30 Aug '13, 2pm

    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 huge hit among our customers, and many other roasters have since started offering it too. Whether enjoyed hot or iced, one of the questions w...

  • We see cascara popping up everywhere but it's not new. Here's a piece from @jimseven in 2008 about the coffee pulp.

    Cascara and Qishr

    squaremileblog.com 13 Apr '14, 8pm

    Along with all the amazing coffees that shipped from El Salvador was a few vac packs of something different from Finca Mauritania – Cascara! The Cascara is the dried outer fruit layer of the coffee cherry, typically considered either a waste product or sometimes used in compost. Howev...

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