Past entries

THE NINERS 2018
IDENTITIES REVEALED

  Coffee Masters is a multi-disciplinary global barista tournament designed by Allegra Events and coffee creative duo Rob Dunne & Victor Frankowski. The competition sees some of the world’s best baristas compete head-to-head, in an extreme test of a barista’s skill as they contend for the prestigious Coffee Master.  ...

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THE NINERS ARE
BACK ON TOUR

Make your way around London’s top specialty cafes who are showcasing 9 unique and interesting coffees that Caravan Coffee Roasters have sourced for the 2018 Coffee Masters competition, held at London Coffee Festival. This is the culmination of many months of work, traveling to over 12 different countries tasting hundreds...

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NO BEAN LEFT BEHIND

It’s valentines day again. Love it or loathe it we’ve crafted a special brew to see you through. Here’s how to get the best from your brew at home.

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Booze cupboard
creations

If you know Caravan bar manager Josh McIntyre you’ll know he’s serious about his cocktails. Luckily for us, he's pulled together a step by step guide to crafting two of his seasonal favourites, using single origin Caravan coffee. Read on and drink with caution.

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THE KENYAN
CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
Pt.2

In part 1, we spoke about the democratic approach used by washing stations to elect management groups. This week we move on to co-operative societies, looking at how elected members respond to the demands and needs of the community and the coffee washing stations they represent.

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A sensory experience evening
with Dr. Henry Wedler

What will happen if we block our hearing or visual sense while tasting?

A sensory experience evening with Dr. Henry Wedler, Clifton Coffee and Caravan Coffee Roasters.

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THE KENYAN
CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
Pt.1

The coffee of Kenya has always had us enamoured. The clean, crisp, and intense flavours are renowned worldwide, and in our opinion, it’s this unique vibrancy that makes Kenyan coffees truly unrivalled. It’s often the coffee that makes you say “wow” out loud, and it's this coffee experience that has...

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THE NINERS 2017
IDENTITIES REVEALED

  Coffee Masters is a multi-disciplinary global barista tournament designed by Allegra Events and coffee creative duo Rob Dunne & Victor Frankowski. The competition sees some of the world’s best baristas compete head-to-head, in an extreme test of a barista’s skill as they contend for the prestigious Coffee Master.  ...

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THE NINERS
GO ON TOUR

Why not head out on a coffee tour and try the 9 exclusive coffees we sourced for the Coffee Masters competition? We have got 9 of London’s top cafes brewing these exceptional coffees from Thursday 6th April till Sunday 16th April. Make sure you collect your ‘Niners Tour’ loyalty card and get...

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LESSONS FROM THE
UK CUP TASTER CHAMP

So, I still cannot believe I won the SCAE UK Cup taster competition, in early November. Winning a competition like Cup Taster is different than a barista contest, or brewers cup. You won't become a superstar and be showered with products. I am like Cinderella, life is still the...

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the new frontier
of high-quality
specialty coffee

Our green coffee team recently spent eight days traversing the mountains of Ecuador, visiting farmers in a bid create long-term, sustainable, and personal relationships.

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Caravan goes Stateside
Part II

The added bonus of competing in the New York competition was, in fact, getting to go to New York. Now, I’m no stranger to the big apple having been there a few times already, but every time I have the chance to go, it’s pretty exciting. I have been...

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Caravan goes Stateside
Part I

What started as a little rush of ‘I could do that’ at LCF2016, quickly became a battle against time and even my own patience. Having been quite involved in our Caravan Coffee Roasters’ sponsorship of the Coffee Masters competition in London, I had been quite attracted to the idea...

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creating a
macchina da caffè

Little did I know that a brief chat with Luigi Morello from Faema (I had no idea who he was) back in April of 2014 would end up with Steve, Mike and myself being invited to Gruppo Cimbali in Binasco, Milan, to take part in some R&D for a new...

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The many faces of Cascara

Cascara, in Spanish, means ‘husk’.

 

Cascara is the dried cherry and pulp, sometimes lightly roasted in order to make a delightful low caffeinated (only 2.02g of caffeine per kg of cascara), quite sweet and very fruity brew.

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Fighting roya in Guatemala

In January 2016 we went back to Guatemala to visit Finca El Hato and to see how they were doing in their fight against roya. We started working with El Hato in January last year after visiting the farm and meeting the owner Christian Rasch. Since then, El Hato has...

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The Quality Enforcers
of Nicaragua

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of visiting Nicaragua; It was one of three new relationship building visits in Central America, a story we absolutely can’t wait to share with you!

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THE NINERS
IDENTITIES REVEALED

  Coffee Masters is a multi-disciplinary global barista tournament designed by Allegra Events and coffee creative duo Rob Dunne & Victor Frankowski. The competition sees some of the world’s best baristas compete head-to-head, in an extreme test of a barista’s skill as they contend for the prestigious Coffee Master.  ...

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Curds & Whey

    A signature drink created for UK Coffee Week To celebrate UK Coffee Week, we have designed a signature drink that explores and celebrates the relationship between cocktails and coffee in our bars and restaurants. We have taken inspiration from the robust and vibrant flavours of our recently developed espresso...

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