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  • Cupping Room | Companion Coffee 002.
    Companion Coffee 002. This month see’s the launch of the second in our WatchHouse guest series: Companion Coffee. Each month, we choose a different coffee from a leading international roastery to feature in our Houses and online, where it will be served exclusively on V60, or as a duo of...
  • WatchHouse x Bare Bones Chocolate
    Our first single origin chocolate bar, made in collaboration with long time friends Bare Bones Chocolate. Bare Bones Chocolate™ is a micro-batch, bean to bar chocolate company based in Glasgow. Handcrafting chocolate from raw cacao through to a finished bar to produce some of the best chocolate around. We’ve long admired...
  • Monogram Coffee | Our first global companion.
    Companion Coffee. We may not have been able to do much travelling over the past year, but that hasn’t stopped us daydreaming of our next adventure and seeking out ways to scratch the itch of curiosity when it comes to travelling. For so many of us, coffee shops are a...
  • Cupping at WatchHouse
    In this article we take you deeper into our quality control processes, discussing with our Head of Coffee Ryan the important details surrounding how we cup our current and potential new coffees to ensure we are constantly evolving our offering. Above: Ryan Garrick and Jedrzej 'Jay' Chelminski taste testing  ...
  • New WatchHouse Roastery
    So why build your own coffee roastery? There is the obvious business answer of vertical integration but for us to evolve into our own coffee was primarily about pushing forward with what our vision of exceptional coffee is. WatchHouse roastery is built upon the humble and approachable pillars we have...
  • Modern Coffee Series</br>S1. Ep5. The Good Coffee Cartel
    Brodie Roberts | Head Barista Spitalfields    Boss Dudes: Todd Whiteford and Courtney Brennan  We were fortunate enough to have Todd, co-founder of The Good Coffee Cartel, as a guest on our Modern Coffee Series on Instagram live. Todd and Courtney have become incredible advocates for change in the industry, operating their roastery and...
  • Modern Coffee Series</br>S1. Ep4. Comandante Grinders
    Brodie Roberts | Head Barista Spitalfields.   As coffee worshipers and craft professionals, we express the truth and importance of investing in the right tools to produce a great cup of coffee. Whether you’re a beginner at homebrewing or a Q grading, coffee obsessed individual, this is not an optional...
  • Modern Coffee Series</br>S1. Ep3. Good & Proper Tea
    Brodie Roberts | Head Barista Spitalfields    Modern Coffee Series | S1. Ep3. Good & Proper Tea // Emilie Holmes  The Challenge of Specialty Tea, making the leap from commodity to craft.   "Serious about tea yet refreshingly unpretentious, Good & Proper Tea will make you want to rediscover the glorious...
  • Single use culture.
    Brodie Roberts | Head Barista Spitalfields   “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” - Anne Marie Bonneau, Zero Waste Chef.  ‘Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans!’ - World Economic Forum   Sustainability...
  • Our favourite London spots.
    Faye Mitchell | Spitalfields House Manager   In cities across the world, different incarnations of café culture and speciality coffee are thriving. Locations as far reaching as Berlin, Tokyo and Dublin are constantly developing a unique sense of where cafés fit into their wider cultural identity; inviting locals and tourists to...
  • People, planet, and profit.
    Brodie Roberts | Head Barista Spitalfields   “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” - United Nations documents  We love coffee, and it’s no secret. It’s the reason we get up every morning. That coffee has traveled many miles to get...
  • Becoming a Q-Grader
    Ryan Garrick | Head of Coffee   In November last year, I became a Licensed Q-Arabica Grader, but what does that even mean?   What is a Q-Grader? A Q-Grader is an individual who is certified to determine the grade of a coffee on the Q-Scale developed by the Coffee...
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