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    by Published on 17-07-15 09:35  Number of Views: 145 

    Yorkshire coffee firm Casa Espresso has become the first coffee roaster in Bradford after further investment from owner Nino Di Rienzo. (L-R) Nino Di Rienzo (Casa Espresso owner), Jonnie Drake (roaster and barista trainer) and Matthew Adams (barista trainer and account manager.)

    The investment from Di Rienzo has led to the firm purchasing new machinery to help them fill a gap they have identified in the market.

    Founded in 2000, the Shipley-based firm supplies coffee nationwide and Sanremo coffee machines to leading restaurants and cafes across the North of England.

    Nino, whose family has been involved in the local restaurant and coffee scene for more than 40 years, said: ““More and more micro roasteries are popping up – a bit like micro-breweries – but there isn’t one in Bradford so we felt it was a great opportunity to offer an even more bespoke service to our customers.”
    He added: “Traceability is important to us – we can track our coffee back to the individual farmer and village – and we source ethical green coffee that supports sustainable development of coffee agriculture.”
    Casa Espresso is also working on a number of brand collaborations and recently teamed up with cycling clothing company, Pilgrim Cycling Co, to supply a limited edition range of coffee.

    The custom Expedition Blend is designed to prepare cyclists for the ride ahead, and has been well received by attendees at industry events such as the London Coffee Festival & Spin London.
    by Published on 27-06-15 08:13  Number of Views: 219

    Manchester's 2 day 'Northern Coffee Party' is coming back for a second year!

    With a change of venue - moving to Victoria Warehouse (near Salford / Old Trafford) - CupNorth is set to build upon it's successful 2014 debut.

    For details as they are released follow CupNorth via their website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
    by Published on 10-06-15 09:04  Number of Views: 238 

    The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) has called for nominations for the following positions that make up the SCAE UK Chapter Committee (SCAE UK).

    The SCAE UK Committee is tasked with arranging the UK Barista Championships and associated competitions each year, as well as a growing portfolio of training and educational seminars.

    Nominations are being accepted from SCAE Members for the following posts;

    National Coordinator

    • Chair the SCAE Chapter Committee
    • Liaise with SCAE Executive and follow NC guidelines
    • Oversee Finance ensuring stability and transparency, working with SCAE Events Manager
    • Organise all SCAE/WCE Competition/Events. This includes Sponsorship, Judges, Volunteers & Competitors.
    • Enrol & communicate with Sponsors.
    • Ensure all competitors and Judges are members

    Communication Manager

    • Activate and regularly manager Chapter Website
    • Activate and regularly manage Chapter social media
    • Contribute to Café Europa
    • Communicate with members and local coffee community regularly.

    Membership Manager

    • Promote/recruit members
    • Communicate and engage with new, existing and lost members
    • Liaise with SCAE HQ on status of membership ensuring renewals and retention

    Education Manager

    • Must have a thorough understanding and experience of SCAE education
    • Organise and promote CDS
    • Recruit new AST’s
    • Organise Chapter Education activities/events
    • Set up CDS Education modules for new and existing corporate members.

    If you would like to be nominated then contact Glenn via PM, or if someone you know might be suitable and is either already an SCAE Member or is willing to become an SCAE Member then get in touch with SCAE via their website
    by Published on 04-06-15 09:18  Number of Views: 144 

    Artistry Coffee is offering 10% discount on hand-brew coffee equipment in its’ Father’s Day Ideas selection found at Just use the code ForDAD in the checkout in the online store.

    Father’s Day – coming soon on June 21 - is a great opportunity (if relevant for you) to share your love of coffee with your Dad – or encourage your children to respond to think of something that you might really like to receive on that day!

    Why not team up a mug and some coffee beans or ground coffee; or a hand-grinder and some beans?

    Perhaps a Clever Dripper or a V60 would be just the device to learn about coffee brewing, or maybe be a bit more ambitious and get Dad to discover the ice-drip coffee approach, or cold brew for the summer?

    Father’s Day is just the time for a bit of family bonding, so why not do it around your coffee making passion?

    Products in the Father’s Day Ideas Selection on the website qualify for the 10% discount, subject to availability. Full T&Cs available at

    The ForDAD discount code will remain available until Father’s Day (June 21) though we cannot guarantee delivery in time for Father’s Day for orders made in the few days leading upto June 21.

    We keep our P&P prices as low as possible (1.99 under 1kg, 2.99 under 2kg, 3.99 over 2kg posting weight).

    Artistry Coffee has a passion for handbrew coffee making and stocks a range of equipment, such as V60, Chemex, AeroPress, Clever Dripper, Hario & Tiamo Hand Grinders, and various stands, drip stations, servers and mugs. Helping you to craft delicious coffee at home with Artistry!

    For queries or to request more details e-mail:
    by Published on 23-05-15 10:35  Number of Views: 1704 

    Brewista has introduced its Smart Scale into the UK coffee market. Designed for pour over and espresso coffee, the scale auto times and auto tares and has nano technology which makes it highly water resistant. It is the first scale that automatically starts a timer as soon as the liquid hits the glass, and tares both time and scale once the cup or glass is removed from it. It weighs from 0.1g to 2kg and has four brewing models including two options for espresso, pour over coffee and a manual mode.

    Launched at the recent London Coffee Festival is it the first of a range of new products developed by Brewista that will be available exclusively from Coffee Hit, a leading supplier to the coffee industry. Established in 2014, Brewista is a collaboration of engineers, designers, coffee and tea aficionados, roasters and brewers with decades of combined experience in the brewed beverage industry. It combines the highest level of technology with the craftsmanship and know-how of award winning brewers and roasters from around the world.

    Commenting on the new scale, Paul Radin, Managing Director of Coffee Hit, said: “As coffee shops are constantly working to improve the quality of the coffee served weighing and timing are critical factors in the process. Brewista’s new Smart Scale is the answer to so many issues that baristas face on a daily basis, and it taps into the emerging trend of pour over coffee which is set to be a mainstay for years to come. It ensures that speed and efficiency targets are met, and helps produce the finest quality coffee. Basically it’s a barista’s dream as it takes away the headache of weighing and ensuring the correct amounts of coffee and water are used. We know that serving the highest quality of coffee is paramount and the Brewista Smart Scale goes some way to achieving this.”

    The Brewista Smart Scale is available at RRP £40.00 and will be on sale from June 2015 on Prelaunch orders are being taken.

    Coffee Hit is a leading supplier of coffee making equipment and offers coffee professionals the most exciting choice available. It has carefully developed a range of the best products from the world’s leading manufacturers and brought them all together under one easy to navigate website. It specialises in espresso gear, coffee brewing, tea gear, barista tools, café supplies and spare parts.

    For further information visit email or call 0207 635 6247.
    Published on 03-05-15 11:13

    Doppio Coffee Ltd

    London based wholesale supplier of coffee beans, commercial coffee machines, barista accessories and brewing tools.

    Doppio Coffee has two branches, in Kentish Town and Shoreditch.
    by Published on 27-04-15 09:10  Number of Views: 1027 

    CoffeeHit are exhibiting at the London Coffee Festival in 2015 and we invite you to visit their stand and support a Coffee Forums UK Advertiser.

    CoffeeHit will be demonstrating both the Lido 2 and Lido 3 hand grinders - and you will have the opportunity to get hands on with both.

    They will also be demonstrating the new Brewista Kettle and lots of new brewing devices.

    Barista gear from Rhinowares and Brewista will be complemented by the full range of Baratza Grinders and Cafetto Cleaners.

    Of note will be the new Brewista Smart Brew Scale with nano technology making it waterproof, with 4 brewing modes. This could be the smartest scale you will ever own.

    Keep an eye out for photos during and after the event.

    Do let the team know that you are a Coffee Forums UK member when you visit!

    Visit to view their full range of products
    by Published on 26-04-15 05:06  Number of Views: 149

    Artistry Coffee is a new company born out of a passion for discovering hand-brew coffee techniques and equipment. We’re an online business from a husband and wife team based at

    We started trading in Autumn 2014 and stock a range of hand grinders, pour-over equipment such as V60 and Chemex, the amazing AeroPress, pour-over stands, pouring kettles, filters and other devices, as well as mugs - and are always on the look-out for interesting ways of making coffee by hand.

    We believe that the nation is waking up to the fact that great coffee is there to be discovered – not only at the expert hands of a good barista, but also within grasp at home – and we hope that we can help people to “craft delicious coffee at home!”.

    We’re on a journey of discovering coffee ourselves and realise that the further we travel the more road ahead there is to discover. We think this coffee journey should be fun and non-threatening and as we learn more we’re trying to share some of this with others too.

    We also stock some coffee blends which are great for enjoying at home - “Coffee with a Conscience” ethically sourced by Kingdom Coffee. We’re a company operating to a Christian ethos which sometimes bubbles to the surface in the way we go about things.

    On as ArtistryCoffee
    by Published on 25-04-15 02:48     Number of Views: 547 

    In just under 7 years Coffee Forums UK has grown from an idea into the UK's largest online coffee community, recently surpassing 10000 members.

    Ably supported by a small team of moderators, Coffee Forums UK founder Glenn Watson has maintained an online community which is regularly praised for being one of the friendliest forums on the internet.

    Glenn Watson comments "I would like to publicly thank all our members and site advertisers for taking time to read and post on Coffee Forums UK and giving us a truly global reach". He goes on to say "Over the past 7 years I have been delighted with the feedback and interaction from all members and our team of moderators, which has allowed us to respond to member generated requests and provide a safe environment to discuss and debate the merits of coffee beans, coffee machines, coffee roasters as well as providing a platform for education and entertainment."

    Funded in its early stages by 5M Coffee Company, Coffee Forums UK is now supported through advertising and sponsorship from a diverse range of UK-centric coffee roasters, machine suppliers, training and consultancy companies and its members.

    Coffee Forums UK holds member events throughout the year as well as regular giveaways of its forum merchandise.

    For more information or to become a member visit

    You can also follow us on Twitter @coffee_forums and Facebook
    by Published on 22-04-15 08:27  Number of Views: 369 

    The SCAE UK is delighted to let all those who have expressed an interest, plus all our UK Chapter members, that the registration for the 2015 SCAE UK Coffee in Good Spirits Competition will open tomorrow, Thursday 23rd April, at 5pm! Registration will close when we have 24 entries or on Tuesday 5th May at 5pm, whichever is sooner, so please hurry if you wish to enter!

    Who - You!

    What - The 2015 SCAE UK Coffee in Good Spirits Competition

    Where - Caffe Culture Exhibition, London Olympia

    When - Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Why - Because Coffee and Spirits do go!

    How - Click Here or visit the website to register to enter!

    * Please Note: The 2015 SCAE UK CIGS Competition will follow the same format as last year's competition with the Final Round being run only (No Preliminary Round) .
    Don't forget that in order to compete in all SCAE UK competitions you need to be a current* SCAE member or work for a Company who have a SCAE Company membership. Join the SCAE Here

    * You or your company must be a paid up member at the time of the competition in order to compete.
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