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October 2, 2015

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Hello, it’s been a while!

 

This week coming we will focusing on a single origin and brewing it as filter and espresso.

Both coffees are Ethiopian and beautiful examples of their origin and process.

 

First up on Monday and Tuesday we will be serving coffee from Chelektu Kochere. This a textbook example of a washed yirgacheffe coffee. Produced by the chelektu...

September 24, 2015

 

Hey everyone!

 

We've been a little bit rained out this week, and everyone here at Kin seems to be craving...chocolate cake! I suppose this is a normal desire as the season is changing and the weather is getting colder. Although we try to keep it healthy around here, we also love to indulge and treat ourselves whenever possible! Even though baking a cake can be...

September 4, 2015

 

Hey everyone,

 

After finally getting through our new tea range, this week it’s time once again to focus on coffee!

 

The new seasonal EQ mk.VII espresso blend has been on for a while now in Kin but without introduction, so here it is.

 

This blend comprises of one Central American and two African coffees. The biggest component being the Finca La Bolsa from Guatamal...

September 2, 2015

 

It’s a fact. The Western World is obsessed with superfoods and the idea of a superfood rich diet. We see this word a lot, but what does it actually mean? To put it simply, a superfood is a nutrient dense food that has large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Eating a superfood may reduce the risk of chronic disease, and therefore prolon...

August 19, 2015

 

Hey everyone!

 

This week we’re writing about vegan baking.  If you’ve visited us here at Kin, you may know that we try to switch it up between baking vegetarian and vegan treats daily. We’ve come across many challenges, as well as tricks to assist us in creating beautiful cakes and baked goods while avoiding any animal products.

Here’s a list of our favourite ve...

August 15, 2015

 

Hello everyone,

 

Again it seems best to talk about tea (there is a lot to get through!), and this week we will be talking about green tea's two related darker cousins.

 

Firstly I would like to introduce you to, for the time being at least, our only Oolong on offer (it was the only one that really blew us away). It would be a good time to note that Oolongs are wh...

August 11, 2015

 

Hey everyone,

 

Hope you've been enjoying this marvelous weather ;)

 

This week will be the last in our series of posts focusing on our new Postcard Teas range. Here we shed some light on the teas we know best (or at least think we do!), black teas.

 

We’ll be revealing more about three of our black teas, the first being…

 

NEW ASSAM

 

This most definitely is a "ne...

August 11, 2015

 

Hey everyone!

 

We're super excited to be announcing the start of our new Kin food blog. We’ll be updating it weekly and speaking about food trends, vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, new recipes and what were inspired about seasonally here at Kin.

Today we’re writing about spiralizing. We’ve been using this technique for most of this year, and we think it's a clever wa...

August 5, 2015

 

Over the last few weeks at Kin we've introduced our new specialty tea range, stocked by the world renowned Postcard Teas. There has been an awful lot to learn. It isn't easy striving to deliver better ethics and quality to something people from all walks of life consider ubiquitous, "a cup of tea".

 

Apart from our need to excel and understand everything we do b...

July 27, 2015

 

Hey everyone,

 

It's been a while since our last blog post, but here we are again!

 

In the spirit of this summery weather we've been having (excuse the sarcasm), we're thrilled to now be offering our own homemade cold brew and iced tea range.

 

Our iced Earl Grey is brewed overnight and served over ice with dehydrated lemon and mint. As well as our classic iced Ear...

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