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Big Dog's Coffee Blog

  • Unlocking Coffee Secrets: How to Keep Your Coffee Beans Fresh for Maximum Flavour.

    If you're on a mission to elevate your coffee experience, mastering the art of preserving coffee beans' freshness is paramount. Unlike freeze-dried coffee that can be kept in the kitchen cupboard for a considerable amount of time, fresh coffee beans, ground or wholebean, are a whole different matter. So, the question is, how long do they last and how exactly should you store your coffee beans?
  • Why do we need a scale when brewing coffee?

    Let’s begin with a question! If you wanted to make your favourite cake, would you follow a recipe? Most of you reading this, would more than likely...
  • Coffee on the move: Meet our mobile coffee wholesale partners!

    The year of 2020 (yes, we mentioned it) was undoubtedly a year of adversity, uncertainty, and business challenges. However, it was also the year of birth and expansion of new, innovative businesses. In today’s face-paced world, where convenience and quality are paramount, mobile services have emerged as a delightful trend, catering to the cravings of coffee enthusiasts on the go. From caffeine deprived commuters to event organisers seeking a unique business, mobile coffee is revolutionising how we enjoy our favourite brew.

  • Nicaragua, Don Victor

    There’s a new coffee on the block, it goes by the name of Don Victor. We were of the opinion, the producer’s...
  • An insight into Big Dog's most popular coffee: Brazil, Sao Lucas

    Building a reputation for quality specialty coffee has required a ‘go-to’ staple espresso that people can enjoy every day. We required a coffee whi...
  • Coffee Cupping - going beyond the value chain

    Whilst most coffee drinkers haven’t been to a coffee cupping, it’s significance remains synonymous with the increasing popularity of the specialty ...
  • How to drink black coffee (and enjoy it!)

    Since opening our first specialty coffee shop we’ve had one recurring question, “is there a secret to drinking black coffee and actually enjoying i...
  • CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR COFFEE LOVERS 2022

     Whether your friend or relative is simply a coffee lover or a seasoned pro or home barista, a coffee-related gift is a simple but perfect gift guide for your coffee loving friend, loved one (or yourself!).

  • Specialty coffee for everyday people

    The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. Time has certainly moved on since the wise words of mother Goose but the message of the nursery rhym...
  • COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH 'THE GLADE'

    ‘The Glade’ is a local coffee shop situated in Rogerstone, Newport. We asked them a few short questions so that you could learn more about this won...
  • Local coffee, for local people

    What does local mean to you? Walking distance to your nearest shop, buying your goods from independent businesses, serving a purpose within the co...
  • Women in Coffee

    Life is arguably all about balance. The timeless topic of gender equality continues to proliferate within the coffee industry. At Big Dog, relation...