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Supporting Coffee Businesses Through Covid-19

It's a really shocking time for everyone at the moment, the country is at a stand-still, our industry has never been more under pressure BUT there are ways you can support the coffee industry, small businesses and help people get through this pandemic. 





I've compiled a list of a lot of coffee roasterys, small coffee businesses that are still running and other local (to me) companies that I think deserve some big love (all UK based)


Coffee Roastery's currently offering discounts & deals

- Moon Roast 
currently offering 10% when using the code "brewathome" 
also offering a subscription service 


- Hardlines Coffee
currently offering Free Shipping over £15 with the code "lockdown" 
Shipping every Monday and Thursday 


- DT Coffee School and Roastery 
currently offering 20% off using the code "brewathome" 


- Crank House Coffee 
currently offering 10% off using the code "brewathome"


- Neighbourhood Coffee
currently offering 10% off orders over £20 
20% off orders over £30


- Routes Coffee 
currently offering 20% off using the code "ROUTES2020"


- The Roasting Party 
currently offering free delivery 
offering 20% off for NHS workers


- Pact Coffee
currently offering 50% off for NHS workers


- Hario 
currently offering 25% off with code "brewathome"


- Gentlemen Baristas
currently offering 30% off site wide - no code required 


- Redemption Roasters
Buy a bag of beans and they will donate a bag to front line workers
website


- Bad Hand Coffee 
Offering local delivery on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
currently offering 19% off with code "WASHYOURHANDS"




Other Roasterys still shipping 

- Pharmacie Coffee - Brighton 
Offering free home delivery in Brighton 


- Bailies Coffee


- Girls Who Grind Coffee



- Heart and Graft 


- River Coffee
offering free delivery for postcodes SO23 and SO22 on Wednesdays (cut off for ordering 3.30 on Tuesdays)
Free delivery (postal) over £20 


- Manumit Coffee
website


- The Girl in The Cafe
currently only shipping to the UK
website


Forest Edge Roasters
Free delivery in New Milton, Lymington, Christchurch
website


- Dear Green
website



- Perky Blenders 
website


- Kiss the Hippo
Free shipping on every order
currently offering a free mug with subscription sign ups 
website


- Change Please Coffee
website


- Buxton 
website


- Quarter Horse Coffee 
website



Subscription Coffee Boxes to support 


- One Click Coffee


- Dog and Hat 


- Brewbox 


- Indy Coffee Box 


- Beans Coffee Club 



Other

I'm just going to pull a bit of shameless self promotion in here 

The Coffee Life Co 
currently offering - buy one set of Coffee Life soap and get a free soap (so you get 3 in total!) 
Free shipping over £50 with code "FREESHIPPING"
website






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I will try my hardest to keep this list updated with the discount codes/offers that roasterys are offering, and if you know a company I've missed off and want to see on the list, simply just drop me a message and I'll add it. 


If you're feeling a bit lonely with the isolation, please know that my Instagram DMs are ALWAYS open (@jassgoodman) I will chat your ear off. 


Stay safe and wash yo hands. 







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One Click Coffee Box 10 + 11

I've decided that since I'm so behind on blog posts (especially subscription boxes!!) I'm going to conjoin a few together (genius, I'm not sure why I didn't think of it sooner!) 

Today we're focusing on the lovely One Click Box


Box 10 was their Christmas special box, including darkwoods coffee and Lost Horizons 



We'll start with darkwoods coffee

Dark Woods Coffee is an adventurous coffee roaster, Barista school, and pop-up cafĂ© nestled on the edge of Marsden village in the West Yorkshire Pennines. We roast our coffee by hand on a 1950’s Probat drum roaster in a beautifully refurbished Victorian textile mill beside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and River Colne. The dramatic, windswept valley inspires the mood and flavours of our exceptional seasonal coffees.
Many of the coffees come to their attention because of Damian’s extensive travels over the years. Making friends and colleagues along the way, getting to know some of the best farms the coffee world has to offer. Not just for the quality of their beans but the professional ways in which they are managed, care for the environment and the people they work with.

The Beans

Colombia - Finca Esperanza 

single Estate Coffee 
Process - Washed
100% Pink Bourbon 
altitude - 1600Masl 
Taste Notes - Pomelo (sweet grapefruit), Lime, Cinder Toffee




The Brew 
V60
16g of Coffee
250ml of Water
30 second bloom with 35ml of water 
slight agitation 
3 minute 30 second total brew time


















Taste Notes

super fudgey aromas, with a toffee/dark brown sugar first taste. some really subtle citrus notes, with it getting more citrus acidity as it fully cooled.
I had to really play around with the recipes I used here, but settled on 16g of coffee to bring out the more subtle notes as every other way it was brewed it came out relatively dark.




Find darkwoods Coffee
Website
Instagram 



Lost Horizons Coffee

Lost Horizon Coffee are a micro-batch roastery based in Bristol.
Lost Horizon’s founder, Kit, fell in love with roasting coffee whilst working as an engineer many moons ago. Since then, his passion and desire to create fantastic coffee hasn’t wavered. 
Motivated by sustainable living (and caffeine), he particularly enjoys tinkering with machinery, staring at roast graphs, and drinking lots of coffee.



The Beans

Nyabihu, Rwanda
shyira Washing station 
12 Hour Fermentation 
Varietal - Red Bourbon 
Process - Washed
Taste Notes - stewed fruits, Christmas pudding, Caramel 




The Brew 
V60
16g of Coffee
250ml of Water
30 second bloom with 35ml of water 
slight agitation 
3 minute 30 second total brew time




Taste Notes

This coffee had some super sweet and fruity aromas, however, this wasn't to my taste - I tried brewing it a lot of ways, different recipes etc, but this coffee was slightly too dark for me. Not every coffee is for everyone!




Find Lost Horizons
Website
Instagram 








Box Number 11 





Box number 11 from One Click included Lomond Coffee and Carringtons Coffee Co and a delicious brownie from Kake bakery (that was consumed in an estimate of 17 seconds)


a more than accurate representation of how I felt after every bite 



starting off with Carringtons


Carringtons are a small-batch specialty coffee roasters based at Kenyon Hall Farm in Warrington, Cheshire.
They champion single-estate farms in particular from Colombia where they have a special interest and personal connection.

The Beans
single Estate Colombian Coffee
Farm - Finca Las Mercedes
Region - antioquia 
altitude - 1750-2050M
Varietal - Colombia, Caturra, Castillo 
Process - Washed



The Brew 
V60
16g of Coffee
250ml of Water
30 second bloom with 35ml of water 
slight agitation 
3 minute 30 second total brew time




Taste Notes 

I found this coffee to be a bit too darkly roasted for my personal taste, however I can definitely see how it appeals to people who like a fuller and darker roast, and I do love the ethos of Carringtons as a company being so passionate about being so close and connected with farms.



Find Carringtons Coffee
Website 
Instagram





Lomond Coffee

Female South London Coffee Roasters





The Beans
Roasted for One Click Coffee subscribers
Keringi Barokah, Indonesia
Taste Notes - Cherry, Orange, Butterscotch 



The Brew 
V60
16g of Coffee
250ml of Water
30 second bloom with 35ml of water 
slight agitation 
3 minute 30 second total brew time




Taste Notes 
This coffee had super fruity aromas, some super subtle stone fruit acidity and a buttery smooth finish. 
as it cooled, it had some sharp citrus undertones, I definitely preferred this coffee on the hotter side. 





Find Lomond Coffee
Website
Instagram










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The Coffee Life Ventures Onto YouTube

Oh, it's been a long time coming - but I've finally uploaded my first video onto YouTube! 


I thought as the other video I filmed went a bit tits up, we'd start off simple with my January and February Coffee Favourites. 







Hopefully I can get a nice little YouTube schedule going on, in hopes of regular uploads - so stay tuned! 
Big things happening on The Coffee Life in 2020, I cant wait to share everything I have in store with you guys. 













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Calm Drinks - CBD Infused Coffee

Something I have raved a lot about on The Coffee Life is CBD, and the affects of CBD and coffee together. 

I recently got approached by Calm Drinks, with their innovative CBD infused coffee, asking if I wanted to try some out - of course the answer was yes!

*these products were kindly gifted*




Based in the UK, Calm Drinks is new to the food and drink industry. Their fresh faced approach has allowed them to dynamically create a range of drinks, without any of the restrictions of working within a PLC. 
"The drinks industry up until now has been stale, it's full of large players, dominating the market with unhealthy fizzy drinks, that are full of sugar or unhealthy chemical sweeteners. We have set out to change this, giving you the range of drinks that taste great and make you feel great. 
Our ethos is simple, create a fantastic innovative and great tasting product, using only the finest ingredients, and keeping it free from chemicals and dairy ingredients." 
-Calm Drinks Website




I was lucky enough to receive not just a bag of their CBD infused coffee, but 2 samples of their cold brew CBD coffee range. 



We'll start with the coffee 





Lightly roasted 
100% Brazilian Coffee
Ethically sourced 
Taste Notes - Macadamia and Milk Chocolate 

(you can also check out a full CBD analysis from their website here)




I first brewed the coffee through an aeropress, and boy. I was not disappointed. 
This is the first CBD infused coffee I've tried that actually tastes like coffee and not like grass (and I have tried A LOT, and even tried making my own!!) 
You get the chocolate notes massively, with the nutty tones coming through in the after-taste.
Even through a cafetiere it still brews up amazingly. 






On to the CBD Cold Brew cans

I first started off with their americano, as black coffee is more my style - and luckily I had something to compare it too, the trusty High Tides CBD Cold Brew. I lived off this stuff during the summer months, so I was intrigued as to how it would compare to that. again I wasn't disappointed! 
The coffee was delicious, and you wouldn't actually be able to tell it had CBd in it! There was no underlying tastes of it at all - super good for a little afternoon pick me up. 


a huge thank you to calm drinks for sending over these delicious cbd infused goodies! 



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Website
Instagram




Read more about CBd on The Coffee Life


CBD Cold Brew












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