Past entries

Burundi Ishurwe

Written by Andrea Otte, CCR Head of Coffee Burundi is often compared to its neighbor, Rwanda, in discussions of culture, climate, history – and coffee. The two tiny East African countries are ostensibly cousins, with shared ethnic heritage and a history of colonial occupation and oppression which shaped each. However,...

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Female Producer Programme: Updates 2022

Written by Andrea Otte, CCR Head of Coffee Coffee currently provides the main source of income for an estimated 25 million households around the world. According to a report by the International Coffee Organisation in 2018, it is estimated that women perform up to 70% of the labour involved with...

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GALAPAGOS VOLCÁNICA

Producing coffee has always been a tricky enterprise. Coffee trees are notoriously finicky and labour intensive to raise, no matter where they’re grown. They prefer certain soils, certain temperatures, and certain elevations – or so we thought. In the past decade, lessons we are learning from places like the Galapagos...

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Giving back with our coffee

Image: Ethiopia - Jabi Tehnan - WaterAid   At Caravan, one of the few things we do take seriously is our coffee. Working with producers around the globe for over a decade, we know that it takes more than just good intentions to have great coffee. That’s why we invest...

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COP26 - Thoughts From the Roastery

As global leaders meet at COP26 in Glasgow to discuss the urgent action needed to fix the climate crisis, here at the roastery we’ve been in conversation about what we can do to educate ourselves and play our part in the solution. Here’s what we know: climate change threatens the coffee...

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PROCESS THEORY: HOW TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS FLAVOUR, PART 2

In the first half of this two-part blog we explained what ‘processing’ means when we are speaking of coffee production. At its most basic, processing is simply the necessary steps, whatever they may be, to remove the fruit of the coffee cherry and to dry the seeds (aka coffee beans)...

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PROCESS THEORY: HOW TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS FLAVOUR, PART 1

For those who choose to remember last summer, you may recall a very special release from Caravan last year: the El Fenix Pink Bourbon. Our friends at Raw Material Colombia, a social enterprise importer and partner of Caravan since 2016, had at the time just celebrated the completion of their...

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Supporting Women in Coffee: International Women's Day 2021

In celebration of International Women's Day, we'll be donating £1 from every retail bag of La Osa and SPECIAL BRÜ to Grounds for Health, an organisation who works to prevent cervical cancer in coffee-growing countries. The coffee industry, from baristas to roasters to importers, has always provided strong support to help the women...

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Our Partnership with 1% for the Planet

Sharing the Love at Caravan Coffee Roasters: Announcing Our Partnership with 1% for the Planet

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Chatting Ecuadorian coffee with Mario Hervas

‘I had a hunch it was good this year’ says Mario of this year’s harvest as we sit down with him over Zoom in the first days of 2021. When Alex, our Head of Quality and I, manage to catch up with him, he is taking his family out to...

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Focus On: Female Coffee Producers

At Caravan we have always put relationships at the heart of what we do, from the very start back in 2010. As a company started by friends and expats, our desire to explore, to share, and to support each other is baked into our DNA. As we’ve grown, our ability...

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Never run out with a coffee subscription

Enjoy up to 10% off our standard retail price when you buy a coffee subscription. LET'S GET STARTED   We think it might as well be criminal to run out of coffee, so do the responsible thing and sign up online to our coffee delivery subscription service. When you join...

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Celebrating UK Coffee Week!

UK Coffee Week (19th-25th October)  We’re getting behind UK Coffee Week (19th-25th October) and celebrating all things coffee while raising funds to give back to the people behind our daily cuppa. 100% of funds raised go to Project Waterfall, a charity helping to bring clean water, sanitation and education to thousands...

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How we're supporting the Primavera COVID19 Farmer Relief fund

We celebrate the work our producer-partners put into growing, harvesting and processing their coffee. There is a genuine joy in being able to roast, serve and brew their coffee when it arrives in the UK - but there is no escaping the effect that COVID-19 has had on the global...

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Finca El Fénix:
Community Wet Mill, Pink Bourbon and More

Finca El Fénix has enjoyed many titles since it started its journey with Raw Material back in 2014. Cupping lab, experimental farm, traveller HQ, and now, in 2020, it achieves its finest title yet – community wet mill.     The Story of El Fénix El Fénix’s metamorphosis started as the...

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ORIGIN REPORT
MONTANHAS DE ESPIRITO SANTO
BRAZIL

Our last origin trip, back in October of 2019, saw us visit Brazil, the kingmaker of coffee growing countries. We visited the small state (by Brazilian standards) of Espirito Santo, nestled against the southeastern coast, on the hunt for coffees that redefine expectations of what Brazilian coffee can be. Bright,...

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COFFEE STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR

Coffee enthusiasts - you asked, we listened! We've created a new letterbox friendly and fully recyclable coffee box that allows you to receive our freshly roasted coffee straight to your door, whenever you'd like, at our best price yet.

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Celebrate 10 years of Caravan Coffee Roasters + win free coffee for a year

Mighty fine since 2010! To kick off our birthday festivities, we will be hiding ten ‘Tin Tickets’ in our Special Brü that we’ve rebranded to celebrate our tenth birthday.  Pop by and grab one of our 250g retail bags at any of our caravan restaurants or international wholesale accounts, and if...

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OUR NEW CAFE IS NOW OPEN!

JOIN US AT OUR NEW HOME AT SAVOY COURT   After months of secret planning, we are delighted to announce that our very own CCR cafe on the Strand, is now open! ⠀ For the first time, we’ll be serving up our full range of filter & espresso, plus we're one...

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