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Big Interview: Coffee by Tate

The Roastery at Tate produces 60-65 tonnes of coffee a year for the Tate galleries, its Slot Roasting Collective, white label blends and contract roasting clients. Thomas Haigh tells us more about what's going on at the Tate.

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Big Interview: The Gentlemen Baristas

October is set to be a momentous month for The Gentlemen Baristas, reports Coffee Business World editor Kate Oppenheim.

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Big Interview: Redemption Roasters

Redemption Roasters is on a mission to provide coffee training and skills to prison inmates to help them reintegrate into society on their release... 16-months on, Redemption's achievements have turned it into a Ministry of Justice success story.

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Big Interview: Compass Group UK & Ireland

Coffee is big business for food service company Compass Group UK & Ireland. This year it has: achieved SCA Premier Training Campus Status; head of hot beverage Sonia Carvalho has joined the elite ranks of the country’s ASTs; and it has awarded the title of Master Barista to five of its top coffee professionals. Coffee Business World editor Kate Oppenheim meets the team behind the Barista Academy to find out more.

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Expert Opinion: Steve Slark, European Watercare

Expert Opinion – water industry Steve Slark addresses the elephant behind the coffee counter: scale and the environmental aspects of dealing with it. In this new, regular section of Coffee Business World, we invite trade specialists to share their expertise. This month, managing director of European Watercare and chairman of the BSA (Beverages Standards Association) talks about water and why consideration to how filtration systems are disposed of should be viewed with the same vigour as disposal cups.

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Q&A with Bartosz Ciepaj, master roaster at Harrods

Creating the ultimate coffee experience at Harrods is master roaster Bartosz Ciepaj. In this week’s Q&A interview we find out more about the Harrods offer, how Harrods Barista Training Academy is equipping its baristas with knowledge and skill, and learn about the launch of the new Harrods Barista Championship.

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Q&A with Teapigs’ co-founder, Louise Cheadle

In our third week of tea Q&As, in the run-up to the launch of the Tetley Tea Report, we welcome Teapigs’ co-founder and tea-taster Louise Cheadle to share the highlights of the year and more.

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The Big Interview: Artisan Coffee

Magda and Edwin Harrison opened their first coffee shop in Putney in late 2011. Today, they have four shops, the Artisan Coffee School and are about to launch their first roastery, Curious Roo, in Chiswick. Coffee Business World editor Kate Oppenheim meets Magda where it all began in Putney to find out more.

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VIEWPOINT: Hubbub’s Gavin Ellis

With Starbucks beginning its 5p cup charge in more than 25 outlets in London this month, Coffee Business World invites Gavin Ellis co-founder of the environmental charity Hubbub – which is working with Starbucks to assess the impact of the cup charge – to outline the seven steps he believes need to be taken to boost recycling in this week’s Viewpoint.

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Q&A with Jing tea’s MD, Catherine Archer

In the run-up to the launch of the annual Tetley Tea Report next week, Coffee Business World has been asking tea companies what were the highlights of 2017 for them, along with the challenges and opportunities they see for the year ahead. This week we welcome Jing tea’s managing director Catherine Archer.

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Q&A with Ringtons’ head of tea, James Jobling

With the Tetley Tea Report being launched on February 8, Coffee Business World asked tea companies what were the highlights of 2017 for them, along with the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. We begin this week with Ringtons’ head of tea, James Jobling.

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The Big Interview: Caravan

Caravan’s co-founder Laura Harper-Hinton talks to Kate Oppenheim about the company’s exciting new hub at the Lamb Works, where coffee, training, R&D and more all come together.

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