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Rated Best Coffee Maker……

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

There are many methods of brewing coffee. While personal preference is ultimately a determining factor, our experience has shown that for those embarking on a coffee journey, the Aeropress is a good place to start. The Aeropress was created by Aerobie near Oakslands in the United States of America and while this quirky piece of […]


Much like with wine, the enjoyment of coffee is inherently subjective

Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it, which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce” Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) We could not agree more. Much like with wine, the enjoyment of coffee is inherently subjective. However, as with most consumable products, the industry needs a means […]


How fair is Fairtrade?

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We mentioned previously that coffee is one of the commodities that doesn’t only make the world go round with a spring in its step; it is one of those things that keeps the world’s economy ticking along too. There are a couple of things that need to be understood within this context. The first is […]


A Match Made in Heaven “Speciality Coffee & Speciality Chocolate”

Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Some things just go together: Peas and carrots Fish and chips Sugar and spice Strawberries and cream… the list goes on… But of the perfect pairs out there, there is none quite as magical as the pairing of speciality coffee and chocolate. It is simultaneously soulful and decadent. We thought that while you enjoy your […]


Sweeter than Honey

Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015

At Exotic Coffees, we source our beans from farmers who utilise only the best, most environmentally friendly, processes. We are proud to introduce our latest arrival a red honey processed coffee from Finca El Porvenir (Alban-Cundinamarca-Andes region of Colombia). We have talked generally about the various coffee processing methods previously. You may recall that honey […]


But it’s only coffee, right?

Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wrong! Speciality coffee, is not “just” coffee. It is the result of a long sequence of events and people who all strive for perfection. Perfection takes time and care. So what is all the fuss about? Coffee, like petroleum, is a commodity. In fact coffee is the second highest traded commodity globally1. Coffee plants take […]


From Bean to Brew – It is a Process…

Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014

As with everything, the processes used following the harvesting of the coffee beans, will impact on the flavour profile and mouth-feel of the final product. The choice of process may be driven by any number of factors, not least of which is the geographical region in which the beans are processed, that may dictate that […]


The Ultimate Coffee Lovers Subscription

Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

If you’re on the hunt for something a little different to give your loved one as a gift or simply want to inject some gourmet coffee into the office boardroom, then look no further than the Exotic Coffee Roasters. Our Roastmaster has created the ultimate coffee lovers package with a variety of subscriptions which delivers […]


Regularly drinking coffee ‘cuts risk of dementia’

Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014

We’re obviously big fans of coffee already but this Daily Mail article caught our eye as it seems our favourite drink may also help reduce the risk of dementia… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2851327/Regularly-drinking-coffee-cuts-risk-dementia-Three-five-cups-day-reduces-chance-developing-condition-fifth.html


Searching for the Holy Grail of coffee in Oxford

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014

It was the scent that started it all…an elusive whiff on a passing breeze that captured my attention and dissolved all thoughts of seeing the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and Trinity College in favour of following my nose through the alleyways of Oxford. In that instant, I completely understood why Alice followed the White Rabbit (and why Lewis Carroll was […]