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Are Arabica coffee beans the best?

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Are Arabica coffee beans the best?

Today it’s almost impossible to escape advertising pushed by leading fast food chains that would lead you to believe that the only coffee worth drinking is 100% Colombian Arabica. There’s a widely held perception that Arabica coffee beans are the best and superior to their counterpart Robusta but is this really the case? We explore the UK coffee market, the differences between Arabica and Robusta coffee beans and what makes them both brilliant in their own ways.   BUT, ARE ARABICA COFFEE BEANS REALLY THE BEST? In the UK, the majority of coffee drinkers who head to their local high street coffee...

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Kombucha Sourdough Bread Recipe

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Kombucha Sourdough Bread Recipe

A UNIQUE SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE MADE WITH TEA Cumbrian Artisan baker Aidan Monks has combined with Lake District coffee roaster John Farrer & Co, to craft a revolutionary Kombucha sourdough bread recipe made with naturally fermented Kombucha and organic ancient grains. No other bakery in the UK is commercially producing a sourdough bread containing ancient grains and naturally fermented Kombucha. Aidan can often be found researching, adapting and putting old methodology into practice, which he constantly seeks to improves by adding new thought processes and approaches into the mix. As you might expect for Aidan provenance is everything, which is why he...

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Tea Cooler Recipes to picnic with this Summer

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Tea Cooler Recipes to picnic with this Summer

To celebrate our wonderful parks the top people at Keep Britain Tidy (the bods behind Love Parks Week) are encouraging us all to enjoy our favourite parks during Love Parks Week (12 -21 July). We can’t think of anything better than a gathering of friends or family to enjoy a delicious picnic in pleasant surroundings… but you do need something to wash all of that scrummy food down with so the tea blenders at Farrer’s got their heads together to come up with some tip top summer tea cooler recipes. Ideas made with Farrer’s fruit and herbal teas… just the thing...

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How to Make Royal Tea

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How to Make Royal Tea

The summer season is in full swing… Wimbledon has slipped by; lashings of cream and delicious strawberries have been served up, all washed down with copious cups of tea… But that’s no surprise, after all as a nation we drink huge amounts of tea… (62 billion cups a year!) Staggering but true… If the truth be told, tea is part and parcel of who we are… it’s as British as strawberries and cream and even Wimbledon… We’re pretty sure that our country would come to a shuddering, grinding halt without starting the day properly with a good old-fashioned cuppa… That...

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National Cream Tea Day

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National Cream Tea Day

The Farrer’s team are busy gearing up to celebrate all things Cream Tea on 28th June – National Cream Tea Day, a day that is guaranteed to be jam packed with all thing’s tea, scone, jam and clotted cream!   WHAT IS CREAM TEA? Cream tea is an afternoon tea light meal. Traditionally eaten across the UK, it’s considered a speciality of Devon and Cornwall. Cream tea, is a combination of tea with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam. This popular, quintessentially English pairing is found across tea rooms across the UK.   WHEN IS NATIONAL CREAM TEA DAY...

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