May 2020 Coffee Guide

May 2020 Coffee Guide

Click the link to see the May Dialled In coffee in more detail.

Well, these are crazy times we live in, but we are going to continue with our plans as best as possible.

This month we take a return trip to Amsterdam to include one of the most exciting speciality coffee roasters in Europe in the subscription - Friedhats.

Joining Friedhats will be one of the UKs most popular and consistently excellent roasters - Dave at Crankhouse Coffee down in Exeter along with Zach Chipp at Chipp coffee in Leeds (and Edinburgh) and finally we have Limini Coffee from West Yorkshire.

March 30, 2020 by Dave Morgan
April 2020 Coffee Guide

April 2020 Coffee Guide

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This month see us return to the continent to bring you one of the most exciting coffee roasters in Amsterdam - Rum Baba - then to complete the lineup we have three returning favourites joining them.

First up are one of the most requested roasters that we partner with - the amazing Matt and Anabelle down at Hundred House in Shropshire.

Alongside them is Ste at Django over in Southport, Merseyside.  Ste has been with us since our very first subscription back in 2017, so it's always a joy to get he chance to work with him again.

Finally, returning for this month we have the most requested coffee in the history of Dog and Hat - Lee at Foundry and his now legendary Ethiopia Rocko Mountain

March 04, 2020 by Dave Morgan
Dialling In Coffee - Part 2

Dialling In Coffee - Part 2

Each month, we go through an extremely rigorous coffee selection process culminating in each selected coffee being profiled on our standard equipment under lab conditions.  We do this for both filter and espresso coffees.

The reason we do this is simple.  I’m sure we’ve all experienced that frustration of getting an exciting new bag of coffee that we just can’t wait to get stuck into… and then we end up spending the first 3 or 4 coffees working out how to get the best out of it.

To help alleviate this most frustrating part of the coffee experience, we have standardised our testing approach to provide you with a better frame of reference to allow you to start you dialling in process from more educated position… hopefully reducing the number of wasted dialling in attempts and ‘sink-shots’.

February 27, 2020 by Dave Morgan
March 2020 Coffee Guide

March 2020 Coffee Guide

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Once again we have two new roasters joining us here at Dog and Hat alongside two old favourites.

The first new roaster is The Missing Bean who have been roasting away in Oxford since 2014 and joining them is a new local roaster from Leeds - the cycling loving Echelon.

Making a welcome return to the subs are Quarter Horse in Birmingham (after a fortuitous meeting between Nathan and Dave at the coffee shop) along with Dan and Francis at Moonroast down in the New Forest.

February 06, 2020 by Dave Morgan
Festive Coffee Guide 2019

Festive Coffee Guide 2019

Welcome to the latest selection of Dialled In coffee for you to enjoy over the festive period.

Once again, our festive selection has a distinctly Yorkshire feel to it as we look forward to our annual trip around the local roasteries to wish them a merry Christmas and pick up the coffee.

We have two new roasters joining us this month - Dark Woods and Bean Brothers both from the Huddersfield area in West Yorkshire - who are joining returning favourites North Star in Leeds and Heart and Graft in Manchester.

December 08, 2019 by Dave Morgan
December Coffee Guide

December Coffee Guide

Click the link to see the Dialled In December Coffee in more detail.

Some month's go by and you get some fairly easy to understand tasting notes - Chocolate, Cherry, Red Berries, Caramel, maybe even Blueberry.  This month is not one of those months - so be prepared to open you taste buds to some new and exciting flavours including Rhubarb and Persimmon.

This month we welcome back some firm Dog and Hat member favourites - Craft House Coffee and Horsham Coffee Roasters, both from sunny Sussex alongside Manumit from Cardiff.

Then, making their first appearance in the subs we have Caravan Coffee Roasters from London.

November 05, 2019 by Dave Morgan
November Coffee Guide

November Coffee Guide

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This month we have a coffee that is exclusively available through Dog and Hat, two new origins (Panama and India), one new roaster (Grumpy Mule) and three returning favourites (Neighbourhood Coffee, Quarter Horse Coffee and Artisan Roast).

It's going to be another epic month!

October 09, 2019 by Dave Morgan
International Coffee Day - A focus on our Reuse!

International Coffee Day - A focus on our Reuse!

Reuse...

For International coffee day we have teamed up the Urban Vintage Affair to discuss the use of vintage item in the coffee world. It's my (Su’s) passion that we re-use items that have an interesting story behind them.

You can find our friends here https://theurbanvintageaffair.com/ and they focus on the reuse of antiques for every day use - it's well worth a look and the coffee spoons are particularly immense! 

September 28, 2019 by Susanna Morgan
October Coffee Guide

October Coffee Guide

Click the link to see the Dialled In October Subscription coffee in more detail.

This month we have a Scotland vs Yorkshire theme including two new roasters joining the Dog and Hat family.

Your new roasters for this month are:

Your returning favourites this month are:

September 05, 2019 by Dave Morgan
September Coffee Guide

September Coffee Guide

Click the link to see the Dialled In September subscription coffee in more detail.

This month we are showcasing four roasters of a very specific type – the Coffee Shop / Roaster combo - and we have three new roasters and a returning favourite for you to enjoy.

The returning favourite this month is also a first for us... not just a returning roaster but also a returning coffee (but from a new harvest): 

  • Paul and the team at Vagabond in North London and the returning coffee is Ricardo Canal’s La Lomita from Colombia 
August 10, 2019 by Dave Morgan