The Story of Stable
I’m trying to recreate memories as coffees when I create a blend. Stable blend is designed to be the best daily espresso we can achieve. It’s my attempt to recreate one of my favourite espresso experiences of all time.
Complexity in Blending
We have a LOT of love for blends. At their best, they’re one of the only truly creative things a roastery can do with their coffee. Equally, they’re misunderstood by consumers, and misused by so many in the specialty industry in particular. We’ll be doing a week-long soak on this topic with several more articles to come, but this one is the primer that introduces my thoughts on how blending is often (sadly) done, and what blending can be at its best.
Why do coffee farmers stay poor?
Coffee production could transform less developed countries. More often, it has often left them dependent.
Our 2022 transparency report: How do you change something as big as coffee?
In a world awash with ethical claims, the coffee supply chain is still inherently exploitative and colonial. Here's what we're doing about it — an update.
Coffee and landscapes: Why we support rewilding at Knepp
There's traditional nature conservation, and then there's rewilding.
Global coffee, local problems
What does an imported commodity like coffee really have to do with local problems like youth unemployment and depleted landscapes?
Where the money goes: Our 2021 transparency report
If you’re a coffee company making ethical claims about fair deals for coffee producers, how much profit should you keep for yourself? We’re not ent...
The Truth about "Direct Trade" coffee
So you've bought a bag of "direct trade" coffee, complete with the farm name, but how much of your money actually gets to the farmer?
The moral background of buying coffee
The way we source coffee has, historically, relied on extraction and exploitation. So we buy coffee with some trepidation.
Much of what is grown o...
Bread, berries, coffee: the surge in DIY food
Through the COVID-19 crisis, consciousness itself seemed to change.
The evidence of stress in our food system was always there, but suddenly a host...
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