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A collection of things we love, things we do and people who inspire us.

5 Reasons Why We Love Colombia

Today we wish Ashlee, our brilliant Production Roaster, a bon voyage as she sets off on an exciting journey to learn all about the journey of our coffee. A meta-journey if you will. Ash will be spending time on one of the origin farms, based in Colombia... Read more

Extract x Millican: 50th Ascent Coffee

What goes hand-in-hand with adventure? Coffee, naturally! (In our humble opinion.) So when our friends at Millican told us they wanted to create coffee for travellers, we jumped at the opportunity to get involved with the Millican Coffee Club. This guest post comes from the team at Millican about their experience working with us and the motivation to create the new 50th Ascent coffee. Take it away Millican... Read more

Home Barista Workshops

As the days gradually start to warm up, it’s time to invite you back into the roastery. At the beginning of the month, we hosted our first Home Barista Workshop of the spring / summer season. The full day course aims to help home brewers and coffee lovers to have a more well rounded view of... Read more

Shoebox Gifts

Since last summer, when the situation in Calais intensified, Bristol has united to support the refugees living in the makeshift camp, The Jungle. From fundraisers to marches, people have joined forces to raise money and collect essentials to send, or take, to the French border. A couple of weeks ago, The Coexist Community Kitchen held... Read more

Cucumbers & Coffee Chaff

A couple of weeks ago, our green-fingered roaster Sean drove the two of us out to the Alderman Moore allotment. It was a grey, still afternoon. The plots were empty and quiet, except for a black cat who picked his way silently over the vegetable patches. We parked up next to the shuttered allotment shop.... Read more

New Coffee – Rwandan Mbilima

The lot is produced by the Musasa Dukunde Washing Station, one of the highest mills in Rwanda at a staggering 2020 metres above sea level. Here, coffee cherries are centrally processed from neighbouring small holders. Most of whom have seen their income from coffee at least double since the proliferation of this style of processing.... Read more

Dancing at Dawn

Last Thursday, Extract teamed up with New Dawn Traders to transform the roastery in to a tropical den. Multi-coloured African fabrics hung low from the warehouse walls and paper palm trees were assembled to help create a temporary illusion that we were really partying in the tropics. Outside, bikes lined the icy road and a... Read more

Extract Cinema Club

Last Wednesday we hosted our first Extract Cinema Club. We lined the walls of our bunker with fairy lights, dragged the comfy sofas in and covered the floor with a huge pile of cushions and blankets. Buttery popcorn was served in coffee bags and White Russians were sipped as the Dude drank his and lay... Read more

Big O Donuts’ New HQ

Tucked down the back of the Clay Hill trading estate, the Big O Donut Company have taken on a new location to work their icing sugared magic. Last Thursday, a group of us gathered in the lobby of their new premises. The room was decorated like a festive 1970′s living room; fairy lights hung from... Read more

Campus and Coffee

On Saturday the guys from Campus Skateparks took over the roastery. There was a great vibe; skateboards clattered against the ramp in rallying support of jumps and tricks, people sipped coffee whilst browsing through the campus kit and kids pushed on their tiptoes to get a better look. Both with backgrounds in youth work, Andre... Read more

Movember Launch Party 2015

Last Wednesday we were lucky enough to be invited to the Movember 2015 Launch Party.

Hidden between buildings off Bermondsey St, the courtyard was lit with coloured bulbs and the party was in full swing. Sweatband dancers grooved in the pink light beneath silhouettes of ballooned moustaches... Read more

South West Coffee Guide Volume II

On Friday 16th October the brand spanking new edition of the South West Coffee Guide was launched and Extract Coffee were more than happy to once again allow the roastery floor to be taken over for the launch party. A dizzying cacophony of food, beer, good music, a latte art competition and a whole lot of coffee related... Read more

Santa Clara Estate

This year we are revisiting the SANTA CLARA ESTATE in a BIG way. We are super excited to be showcasing a series of their expertly crafted coffees, each demonstrating its own processing method. Santa Clara are taking us on an adventure of coffee. Ricardo Zelaya, his family, and a team of enthusiastic, skilled workers are... Read more

London Coffee Festival

A short film made by our friends at Superfantastic who joined us on La Marzocco’s Artisan Cafe at this years London Coffee Festival as the Superfantastic DJ’s… Thank you to Matt Verity for filming and editing and to We The Dead for their awesome track. Read more

Kenyan Gathaita AA

New Kenyan coffees are like Depeche Mode albums. You hear a new one is on its way, and you’re excited because its bound to be good. And like very few things in life – it actually lives up to expectation! Kenya continues to produce some of the best coffees in the world. Reliable, whilst wildly... Read more

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