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If you head down Abbeydale Road, past our new friends Four Corners, you’ll come across Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium, a delightful shop which is jam-packed with fine food and delicious drinks, all sourced from within the borders of green and pleasant Yorkshire. The welcoming...

For the determined shopper Aberdeen Court may go unnoticed, tucked away behind the large steel gates that stand amongst the alternative shops and cafes that line Division Street. But for those who love to loiter and look around, the quaint courtyard is a charming crevice...

In our fair city there is a bitter rivalry that knows no mercy, no pity, no end! It is a hatred that has festered from year to year- from generation to generation. Israel and Palestine is but a misunderstanding, King Kong and Godzilla are old pals,...

Foodies make the BEST friends. The friend you’ve known since primary school can’t recommend the perfect restaurant for you. The friend who’s always there for you can’t bake for toffee. And your better half’s French Herbed Ricotta Soufflé just doesn’t hit the spot. The lesser spotted...

This year, on the 10th of October, we celebrated World National Mental Health Day. The annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The theme this year is living in dignity with mental illness.  When I was 22, I was diagnosed with GAD (Generalised Anxiety...

Have you recently been torn from your family and close friends? Cast into a strange city packed with strangers and endless hills? Are you exhaustively re-inventing yourself without the manifest insecurities and flaws which have haunted all previous social interactions? Are you a Fresher? Twin Café is here for you. We’ve...

We thought you guys would like to know some more about how we buy our coffee, and why we’ve chosen to buy it in the way that we do. I recently went out to Nicaragua (My first time!) for a couple of weeks, and I...

Hello Friends I’m Hugh the volunteer coordinator for Twin Café and you are reading my first ever blog both for Twin Café and ever in the history of time. (Lucky you!) As you might expect the subject of today’s blog will be coffee, gloriously rich Nicaraguan...

1. First you have to discover coffee… There is a story about a young Ethiopian goat-herder named Kaldi. His goats started to eat a specific red berry from a certain little bush and they began acting in a peculiarly energetic sort of way. Kaldi- like any self-respecting...

It’s been one hell of a week. We’ve had the delivery of our second shipment of coffee direct from Nicaragua. Yeap, all 3 tonnes of it. Directors Sam and Tom in Pollards Roastery – Photo by Oliver Tillery Tomorrow morning, 8am precisely, sees the launch of #TwinCafeFridays...