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  • 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...
  • Introducing the Ember Mug.
    Temperature and taste.  Brewing specialty coffee is a process that requires precision and consistency. Baristas and home brewers alike spend time, patience and effort working on the precision and consistency of each process; from properly storing coffee beans and investing in the right equipment. It’s this dedication that leads to...
  • 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...
  • Sustainability<br>at WatchHouse.
    Joshua O’Leary | House Manager Bermondsey   With everyone’s attention firmly focused on the unfolding coronavirus crisis, it can be easy to forget about that other massive, potentially world-ending catastrophe (what a time to be alive right?) - environmental collapse. I suppose, in a way, the primary beneficiary of lockdown,...
  • Roasting friends.
    Fergus Smyth | Fetter Lane House Manager Here at Watch House we are incredibly passionate about coffee and most importantly the coffee we serve you. Last year our very talented Head of Coffee Ryan Garrick set up the WatchHouse guest roast series. Each Month, Ryan will work with a guest...
  • 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...
  • Wellness guidance</br>during COVID-19 isolation.
    Josh O'Leary | Bermondsey House manager   Hello, wonderful WatchHousers. As the world moves into an entirely unprecedented state of affairs, the wellbeing of our community remains our number one priority. Over the past weeks, we have all been inundated with advice from the government regarding how to combat the...
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