Personal Pour Over option now available

Greetings coffee friends! The sharp eyed among you will have noticed a new option in the packaging drop down - "Personal Pour Over". So what's that ? Well if you want a coffee but only have a mug and some hot water, this is the option for you. It's a single use paper filter preloaded with the right amount of coffee for your average mug. Simply follow these instructions and you're all set... Pricing is for twelve one cup filters with the coffee ready sealed. Enjoy!   Stuart

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What's with the funny blob on the label ?

Greetings coffee people! The curious and/or eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed a change to the recent labels. They got a little narrower and a little shorter - I wasn't entirely happy with the extra white space on the bigger labels that really didn't serve much purpose. Graphic design doesn't need to do social distancing ;-) The labels also are easier to source in the smaller size and are cheaper, so win win there. But what's with this box of squiggles ? Well it's called a QR code and was until recently probably only recognised and used by process...

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K-Cup Transition Package

Greetings coffee fans! I know some of my customers and potential customers have Keurig type machines and want to try something other than the pre-packaged cups from their local grocery store because they want to try fresher coffee, a choice of coffee region not available in cups or both. I have experimented with K-Cup blanks which I have filled and packaged with many of the coffees I offer. And experimented is the word. I have a Keurig machine in the Coffee Lab for testing and a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) meter which objectively reads the degree of coffee extraction obtained....

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The myth of free shipping...

As my grandfather used to tell me as a small boy, "there's no such thing as free lunch".  Well what he meant was, it may appear free but there's probably an equivalent cost somewhere else. Like me, you've probably been "spoilt" by Amazon Prime where the shipping is FREE. But of course it's not entirely because you pay a subscription for that. But Amazon pays more in shipping costs than I pay them for PRIME right ? Well, I don't think Amazon got to be where they are by losing money. I know because of PRIME I drive more business...

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RWANDA Lake Kivu returns

A number of you have wanted me to restock the RWANDA Lake Kivu variety after running out of stock from my usual supplier. Happy to say, I was able to do so and the new beans should be here at the end of the week. Watch out for it on the Featured Coffee link in the next few days.

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