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Companion Coffee 010. Our Companion Coffee this month comes from Dak Coffee Roasters, founded in Amsterdam 2019 by Veronique Lagarde and Louis-Philippe Boucher. Their accessible, quality driven approach and uniquely online presence has resonated with coffee lovers across the globe. Dak’s aim is to sustainably grow an engaging brand...Companion Coffee 009. Kris and Sophie Schackman, originally from Massachusetts and Vienna, met in Berlin where Sophie was already devoting her free time to baking family recipes for cafes around the city. In the summer of 2010 they decided to combine a shared passion for quality cakes and specialty coffee,...Companion Coffee 008. Internationally renown, Bonanza is an iconic roastery in Berlin, Germany. Since being founded in 2006, they have been at the forefront of specialty coffee and design - you just have to do a quick google of their roastery to understand. They have multiple sites across the city...Free Coffee Day. Monday 14th March 2022. It’s been little over a year now since we made the decision to drop the surcharge for Oatly in our Houses, something we’re really proud to have achieved. It was our aim to make the choice between cow milk and plant based...Companion Coffee 007. Nomad was founded by Jordi Mestre in 2011. After spending two years working in some of the best specialty coffee spots in London, he launched his own coffee cart serving the city’s bustling food markets. Over the next few years Jordi extended his skills and passion for...Companion Coffee 006. Founded by Russell Bailie over 20 years ago Belfast-based Bailies Coffee Roasters have always approached coffee in a holistic way, understanding the importance of investing in every step of a coffee’s journey from seed to cup. From the beginning that has involved supporting clients and cafes with...Companion Coffee 005. Fifth in the Companion Coffee series we’ve got a pairing celebrating the unique characteristics of Central American coffees, featuring a guest selection from leading international roastery Friedhats, who are providing the goods from El Salvador to go alongside our offering from Costa Rica. Central America has a...Companion Coffee 004. This month our Companion Coffee duo celebrates natural processing, with two very different, but exceptionally processed offerings. Based in the harbour city of Rotterdam, our guest this month is Manhattan Coffee Roasters. Established by long standing coffee professionals, and multiple competition winning duo Esther Maasdam and Ben...When looking to collaborate on an everyday ceramic piece thatelevated the daily coffee ritual, Monoware instantly felt a natural fit. Monoware is a British tableware brand, designing tabletop essentials that are meticulously crafted to have a place in everyday life, and make the ordinary something special. Defined by simple, elegant forms...Companion Coffee 003. This month our Companion Coffee duo is all about celebrating a specific region in one of our favourite coffee producing countries - Kenya. Travelling to Kirinyaga with our guest roastery La Cabra, we’ve paired two coffees that celebrate the incredible quality, and specific profile that comes from...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Barbara Michel. House position | Head Baker. Barbara at the WatchHouse Bakery What are your first memories of food?My first ever memory was of hot cross buns that my Auntie made when she came back...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...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...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...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 Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Adam Tullberg. House position | Development Chef. Above: Adam at WatchHouse Central Production Kitchen What are your first memories of food? Camping holidays in France with my family and going for...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Jess Heunis House position | House Manager St. Mary Axe. Above: Jess in front of our twelve meter long brushed stainless steel curved counter. Favourite WatchHouse coffee? Don Alirio Galindez - filter is...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Nathan Sussex. House position | Assistant Manager St. Mary Axe. Above: Nathan outside the recently opened WatchHouse Seven Favourite WatchHouse coffee? I'm all about a flat white, or Piccolo if I'm headed...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Anna Frydrych House position | House Manager Tower Bridge Above: Tower Bridge House Manager Anna Favourite WatchHouse coffee? I always enjoy trying new coffees on the cupping table, but for an everyday caffeine fix...On International Women’s Day 2021, we had the opportunity to go live with Cat Gutiérrez; founder and one half of Cata Export, who specialise in selling Colombian coffee. To celebrate the launch of our first coffee buy from Cata Export, WatchHouse Community Manager Faye caught up with Cat to chat...A new addition to our Modern Coffee offering. From concept development to ingredient sourcing and packaging design; each new WatchHouse product is a collaborative effort ensuring that all the elements work harmoniously to best represent Modern Coffee. After testing, tweaking and fine tuning the recipe, we’re proud to present...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Faye Mitchell House position | Community Manager Above: Faye at WatchHouse Roastery on Maltby Street How did you get started in the hospitality industry? When I first moved to London a...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Lucy Bond House position | House Manager at WatchHouse Bermondsey Above: Lucy at our original House on Bermondsey Street. Quick fire Q&A over a cup of coffee. What got you into coffee? There’s something...Modern Coffee Creators. Meet the team bringing the extraordinary to your daily coffee rituals. Name | Vag Koulougousidis House position | Lead Barista at Tower Bridge Above. Vag at WatchHouse Tower Bridge. Quick fire Q&A over a cup of coffee. An inspiring text, song, film or podcast that everyone...Making sustainable options more accessible is key to improving our environmental impact, so we’re happy to announce that we have removed all surcharges for the environmentally better alt milk choices. This also feeds into our aim to be as inclusive and supportive as possible for those who have food intolerances...This Veganuary for us is about making delicious and nutritious plant-based options more accessible for all. As part of this, we are expanding our vegan range, using Club Cultured's Tempeh as a hero ingredient. Club Cultured, are the only UK maker of fresh tempeh, using techniques they learned in Indonesia,...WatchHouse Bakery is dialled-in! Now providing our Houses with daily bakes paired with our coffee. We’re talking espresso brownies, croissant loaves, cookies and more.Our bakery team follows the same ethos as our Roastery. Transparency in sourcing and highlighting the provenance and terroir of ingredients. Above: croissant loaf preparations ...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 ...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...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...Coffee MatchmakerStart Matching
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