Could this be the end of Cold brew? Iced filter vs. cold brew

Iced coffee

Following one of the hottest UK summers to date, thirst quenching iced coffee drinks have been all the rage this season, especially if like me you’ve been trapped on the sweat box that is the London underground. Where some may think of the overly sugared Starbucks iced coffees to razzle and dazzle them, which can […]

The Long & Short urban jungle pop-up goes perm

Long & Short Pop Up Cafe Brick Lane

Back in March of this year we launched our first retail store — an awesome little pop-up in Brick Lane, London, which combines the buzz of the market, art, and of course, the very finest speciality coffee. The mother of all pop-ups Those of you who know our coffee, also know that we don’t really […]

Brades Farm Barista Milk- the creme de la creme

Brades farm

For the majority of us milk and coffee come hand in hand with our daily coffee drinking rituals. Lattes and Flat whites riddle the top selling boards in many coffee shops including Speciality, which begs the question….should more of an effort go into raising dairy milk standards? To some this may seem unnecessary, but with […]

The history of Arabica…or Ethiopia?


Arabica is a species of coffea that has set the bar as the distinguishable bean of Speciality coffee. It has gained acclaim as a coffee favoured in flavour and quality against its more bitter tasting Robusta and Liberica cousins, paving its way as the bean of choice for many coffee purists including myself. Now representing […]

Our exclusive coffee for the “Lighter Side Of Life” (LSOL) subscription


At the end of May we prepared an exclusive coffee for the LSOL (“Lighter Side Of Life”) subscription programme; its members being the coffee fanatics of the UK Coffee Forums.  The concept works like this: a coffee is sent out without any information and it is down to subscribers to brew, taste, and pick out […]