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A New Dawn / Time to Hope?

Did you watch the Oprah Winfrey speech at The Oscars this year? If you didn’t, go find it on YouTube. If you did, go watch it again. Within it she spoke these gems: “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you have” “The one quality [ that Oprah witnessed in all the people she…

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Hot Topics and Micro-Revolutions

Recently I witnessed something quite disturbing, but probably quite familiar to most people reading this. I was in a small lecture / discussion group, and the topic was current affairs in Israel. I made a comment. Another member of the audience responded, obviously very irate at what I had said, and, as she spoke, she…

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All’s Well That Ends Well

Wednesday next week will be our last day at the Ark building. On Thursday we will move out, and be taking a break from trading as a cafe until the spring. CATCH, The youth organisation that owns the building and runs fantastic events and programs for the young people in the area, are intending to…

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Humous anyone?!

One of the first inspirations for toastlovecoffee was an article I read about the origins of the artisanal toast craze hitting America and I believe parts of the UK too. The journalist ended up in San Francisco, at Trouble Coffee & Coconut Club, owned by unlikely heroine Giulietta (I have posted the link before, but incase you…

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The pressures of a good coffee…

A few posts back, I put a call out for help. Amazingly, a few people have been in touch, offering skills that we undoubtedly need, which I definitely don’t have, in creating a successful coffeehouse. One of these is in-depth knowledge of how to create the perfect espresso. So we have a new member of…

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