Guatemala – We can’t get enough!

We just can’t stop drinking Guatemalan coffees at the mo, and this week we’re excited to give you a sneaky peek at some coffees we have coming up: Small Batch long-time lover Guillermo Sanchez; and a first-time purchase from Cornelius Lopez in the form of his Pacamara varietal. Guillermo Sanchez who runs his family’s historic estate San José […]

Viva La Guatemala!

Guatemala is absolutely one of our favourite places to source coffee. Working with smallholder producers and purchasing their parchment coffee directly from them, year after year, has been an exercise in patience, humility, and seriously good vibrations. While most buyers content themselves with enacting their direct-trade with larger producers, dealing in green exportable coffee negotiated […]

Fresh Kenyans!

IT’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY. THANKS KENYA We’re proud to kick off our new season Kenyan coffees with three gems. Unsurprisingly, given what you know of us (the fact that we do our own tricks in the sourcing department in a big way), this is just the tip of a Titanic-sized iceberg that will be melting […]


This month is all about one particular, and very very special Ethiopian co-operative: Duromina. It blew us away on arrival (again) and we couldn’t help but go all out and roast it for both Filter and Espresso brewing. From the Agaro region of Jimma, Duromina is close to our hearts. We have hung our hats on this coffee […]

The Quinayas Family

Pronunciation Key: no-Eh kin-ay-Us This month is a proud one for us. The Quinayas family, near and dear to our hearts for a long time now, have produced outstanding quality to the tune of taking up three of our eight slots for feature coffees. We’re pretty bloody fussy, so that’s no easy achievement.We’re ever impressed […]

Farewell Autumn

We are very very sad to farewell autumn (our roasters are the only source of heat at SBHQ, Jamie is getting a bit sick of trying to cook all our coffee when the rest of us are huddled around the flame). Winter will bring us all sorts of show-stopping whizbangers from Africa and Guatemala, so this […]

Colombians and Candyman

  Continuing our love of Colombian smallholders this month, our feature filter coffee comes from two brothers who are changing the game from the ground up in Huila. Didier and Harold Pajoy (pa-hoy) are young superstars who, on a very humble scale, are revolutionising how we think about coffee production. By concentrating equally on exponential quality […]

Celebrating Colombia

This month we’re celebrating Colombia. The land of plenty. Producers in most of the regions we buy from in theory have two distinct harvests per year, but because of climate change most of growers are quite literally picking cherries throughout the whole year. Unpredictable weather patterns mean out-of-season rainfall, or less rainfall when expected, leading to more erratic flowering […]

Whole lotta love

As the cooler months start rolling in, and the kids are back at school, we’re bringing you some really solid coffees to keep you powering through 2018. For filter, we see one of our final celebrations of Honduran coffee for the season, and on espresso, we are bringing you the coveted Golden Ticket. FILTER: SERGIO […]

Post Easter love

After hopefully treating yourself to copious amounts of chocolate over Easter, we invite you to indulge once more in these most distinguished of coffees, the delicious Duromina and the delectable Darabiel, hailing respectively from Ethiopia and Colombia. FILTER: DUROMINA COOPERATIVE, AGARO, JIMMA – ETHIOPIA Just some of the amazing people that make up Duromina Cooperative, seeing us off at […]