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

Beauty of Blends

Coffee blends have gained a bit of a bad rep through the assumption that roasters do it to use up leftover and past-crop coffees, with the aim of obscuring undesirable flavours with other profiles. We sat down with our Head of Coffee, Ashlee Eastwood-Quinn to discuss the stigma around blending and discover what it takes to design and roast a blend and the challenges involved. Read more

Introducing… Kickflip Espresso

Introducing a new limited edition espresso for Spring 2019. Kickflip is a celebration of everything we love about Ethiopian coffees and is supporting the incredible, Ethiopia Skate. Read more

Rescuing Bertha

Today, Bertha is the heartbeat of our roastery. A beautiful 120kg cast iron Probat. Built by us. More efficient than when new. The story of her rescue is one of our most exciting tales of restoration. Read more

Gulp it & Pulp it. 100% Recyclable cups

Earlier this year we shared our thoughts on the Latte Levy, what we’re doing at Extract right now and how we’re trying to improve. We love coffee but we love our planet too and we’re serious about making positive changes. Read more

Funkin’ good summer espresso

Summer is here and that means one thing...so is our Unkle Funka Summer Espresso! We searched high and low for the best (& funkiest) natural processed coffee and we turned up a real cool cat this year... Read more

Want to try a UKBC signature drink?

Have you watched barista competitions and thought, I really wanna taste that? Well, you aren't alone! We asked Callum to put his signature drink recipe down on paper so we could share it with you. With this one, you will not believe how much raspberry there is coming through until you have tried it! So over to Callum... Read more

What’s new pussycat?

What's new pussycat? The big switchover is here. Our new Sugarcane Decaf Espresso is here to stay and we couldn't be happier with it. So what's all the fuss about and why have we decided to change a hero coffee for the first time ever? Read more

A Competition Catimor

We love a coffee with a story. So far this year, the greatest story has been one of a Colombian coffee farm that took a leap with a Bristol coffee roaster. The result was a delicious coffee which against the odds stormed the UK Barista Championships and made it to the finals... Read more

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