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Infused coffee beans

Infused coffee: fad or future?

Infused coffee is the latest roastery trend, yet the processing method that promises to unlock new levels of flavour has divided opinion among the pros. Two Q graders share their verdicts

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Coffee festivals: 2022

Want to sample exciting new coffee beans, meet roasting royalty and watch hero baristas battle it out? Add these indie coffee festivals to your calendar

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Become a home brew hero

Looking to polish your home brewing skills? We’ve handpicked some of the best workshops and masterclasses across the country where you can practise with the pros

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Coffee gift guide

Whether you’re searching for something to gift a fellow caffeine fiend or crafting your own wish list, we’ve curated a coffee gift guide dripping with inspo

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Manchester Coffee Festival

Behind the scenes at Manchester Coffee Festival

The Indy Coffee Box crew hit the Manchester Coffee Festival for two days of caffeinated thrills and to launch the spanking new Independent Coffee Guide North, Midlands & North Wales – read on to find out what went down at the fest

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How long do coffee beans stay fresh?

The flavours locked in freshly roasted coffee beans change over time. This can be a good thing as the nuances can enhance enjoyment, but if you leave coffee too long it can go stale and taste flat

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Roasteries you can visit

Fancy going behind the scenes on a roastery tour, joining in on a cupping sesh, or knocking back a few drum-fresh ‘spros at the HQ brew bar? Read our roundup of roasteries you can visit

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