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Sumatran Specialty Coffee

Although Indonesia is not particularly high on the radar when it comes to top-tasting coffee, the altitudinous regions of Indonesia’s largest (unshared) island bear some true gems in the form of Sumatran specialty coffee. A Brief History Coffee, in the form of Arabica seedlings, was first introduced to Indonesia by the Dutch at the very […]

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Dominican Coffee

It goes without saying that Dominican coffee comes from the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean nation covers approximately the eastern five-eighths of the island Hispaniola. The tropical country is roughly five times smaller than the United Kingdom, but where it lacks in size it makes up for with the quality of its coffee. Dominican coffee has […]

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Gillian Sayer – Our Manager at Accord Healthcare

As well as our cafés in Carlisle, Cumbria, the John Watt team, led by Gill, cater for the hundreds of workers at Accord Healthcare in Newcastle. Gill joined us from a national caterer to help us deliver our fresh approach to catering at Accord Healthcare. Gill is key in delivering and creating a collaborative partnership […]

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Honduran Coffee

The Republic of Honduras is a small, Central American country less than half the size of the United Kingdom. Despite its small size, Honduras is the sixth highest producer of coffee globally, the third-highest producer in Latin America, and the top producer in Central America. Coffee was first introduced to Honduras by traders in the […]

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Brazilian Specialty Coffee

With regards to coffee production, Brazil is king, and has been for more than 150 years! This Latin American country contributes more than one-third of the global coffee supply; literally millions of metric tons each and every year, and among this is the odd Brazilian specialty coffee. Considering the sheer size of the country (approximately […]

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Burundi Specialty Coffee

Compared to its neighbouring countries, the small east-central African country known as The Republic of Burundi isn’t particularly well known for its specialty coffee. This, however, is not for lack of quality. In fact, the smallholder farmers who grow the vast majority of the country’s coffee produce a crop of a quality that can be […]

Nature in a Jar ~Lessadds Syrups Vegan & Vegetarian Award Winning Locally Produced Syrups available at John Watt and Son Bank St.

The history of Lessadds Syrups began in May 2015 during a drive around the Scottish countryside between yellow filled fields of flowering dandelions. Viktor grew up on dandelion syrup but Jill had never heard about it. So, Viktor cooked the syrup and Jill loved it. Jill said: “You should try and sell it.” Viktor said: […]

Celebrating all things Fudge; Using local producer The Toffee Shop & our Fudge Tasting Weekend

DID YOU KNOW that we here at John Watt and Son have been selling The Toffee Shop toffee and fudge for over 50 years? Like us, The Toffee Shop in Penrith has been around for over 100 years and are using the same original recipes in making delicious handmade fudge and toffee till this day […]