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A Spotlight on The Moon & Sixpence January 14 2021

There are coffee shops and then there are ‘coffee’ shops and The Moon & Sixpence certainly falls into the second category. Find out what makes The Moon & Sixpence in Cockermouth one of those special places to visit.

Coffee with Carvetii: Stephen Kidd, owner of The Moon & Sixpence January 14 2021

In this episode we talk to Stephen Kidd, owner of The Moon & Sixpence in Cockermouth. 2020 was an interesting year for Stephen! It began with a trip to Costa Rica where he experienced life on a coffee farm, he was then faced with the challenge of reshaping his business due to lockdown and on...

The Roaster’s Table November 11 2020

Just like the chef’s table in a restaurant, our Roaster’s Table membership scheme allows you to get an up-close perspective on coffee and the processes required to get to the final product you enjoy on a day to day basis. The core of our Roaster’s Table is our monthly coffee cupping experience. This will be...

More ways to buy October 12 2020

We are always looking for ways to make it easier to buy our coffee, tea and hot chocolate. We’ve always preferred it if you but from one of the cafes or shops we supply. In this way you support more than one business. If that isn’t an option then you now have three ways to...

Brewing Guide: The Clever Coffee Dripper October 05 2020

The Clever Coffee Dripper has to be one of the easiest brewing methods to master. It combines a period of immersion brewing after which the coffee is filtered – essentially it’s like brewing in a coffee press (cafetiere) without the sediment which can sometimes be left behind. How does it work? The secret to the...

A Name Change September 28 2020

This week we are making some changes to the names of our espresso blends. Our Seasonal Espresso Blend will become Latitude Espresso. This will remain our flagship blend and allows us the latitude to utilise coffees we enjoy drinking. It will usually contain African components and will have more of a fruity flavour profile.This coffee...

Coffee Strength September 17 2020

We often get asked to recommend a coffee based on its strength. Traditionally the coffee industry has added strength guides to bags which over the years have become embedded in our minds. We perceive some coffees to be stronger than others so it makes sense to contact a roaster to ask which is their strongest...

First Impressions: Victoria Arduino MDH Espresso Grinder September 08 2020

The MDH is the latest espresso grinder from Victoria Arduino and this one is specifically designed for home or office use. We’re already familiar with its more commercial siblings, the Mythos One, MDJ and MDXS so having put one to the test for a few days we thought we’d share our first impressions. Out of...

Creating a blend: a footnote August 28 2020

One question we’ve been asked many times is whether we can create a bespoke blend for a customer. Our answer has always been ‘no’ and that can often be hard for a business; invariably that potential customer will look for a different roaster even if the coffee is not as good. I’m sure we’ll be...

Coffee Roasting: the colour change July 28 2020

Throughout the process of roasting coffee the beans go through numerous chemical and physical changes. In this post we’re going to delve into the colour changes which occur from green bean to the final roasted product. You can also watch our latest video on this topic! Why not subscribe to our YouTube channel to make...