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Exploring the Rich History and Unique Flavour Profile of Old Brown Java Coffee Beans

By Graham Jones on Oct 16, 2023

When coffee connoisseurs talk about Old Brown Java (OBJ) coffee beans, they often refer to the mysterious, musky flavour that comes from the coffee beans’ long and unusual history. Hailing from Indonesia, OBJ coffee beans were once the preserve of a select few, and were only available to the most discerning of coffee drinkers.

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Coffee Culture Around the Globe: A Tour of Unique Brews and Traditions

By Petra Jones on Jun 10, 2023

Coffee is more than just a morning pick-me-up – it's a cultural experience. From the bustling cafes of Italy to the street-side vendors of Vietnam, every country has its own unique take on this beloved bever...

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The Story behind the Espresso

By Petra Jones on Dec 23, 2022

Us humans have been drinking coffee since as early as the 15th Century. We now consume an estimated two billion cups of coffee each day, and this number is increasing. How we drink our coffee of course is di...

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Celebrating 150 years of Birchall Tea

By Cameron Millard on Oct 19, 2022

Birchall Tea owes its name to its founder, Birchall Graham, who started growing tea in Darjeeling, India, in 1872, a country that he had become very fond of during his time serving as an officer in the Duke ...

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International Women’s Day at Redber Coffee

By Jenny Brabin on Mar 08, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’d like to highlight some fantastic achievements by women in the coffee industry. Alison Hall, MBE An inspiration to modern women across the globe, Alison founded th...

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The Origins of Coffee: Kaldi the Goat Herder

By Jenny Brabin on Oct 17, 2019

Coffee began in the plateaus of Ethiopia and soon grew to become a world-wide commodity. Learn how coffee was first discovered and its rapid expansion to become the most popular drink in modern day.

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The History of Coffee - Who Discovered it?

By Sadie Taylor on Jun 19, 2018

Almost everyone needs a great cup of coffee to keep them going in the morning. According to legend, it's all because of Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat-herder.

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Melitta Bentz - The Woman That Invented Modern Filter Coffee

By Chris Foulkes on Jul 31, 2017

It was in 1908 that German homemaker Melitta Bentz would make her very first and very simple coffee filtration system, and the Melitta Company would come to life...

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