I am an Italian coffee lover that pushed for the love of this "amazing drug"  decided to come to London to study about coffee and its different extraction procedures and tastes.

La Cimbali M100 coffee machine review

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Today, I’m going to write down about La Cimbali M100 by La Cimbali, one of the world leader coffee brands, famous for manufacturing commercial espresso machines. About La Cimbali La Cimbali started to produce coffee machines in 1930, developing the only one vertical boiler where the heating system was a coal heating or a wood one. In the 1950s, it started to produce a lever machine and the latter was …

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Coffee Producing Countries – Uganda

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(Updated 2019 September the 27th) I’m starting today with this post about Uganda my blog section about coffee producers and manufacturers around the world. Uganda has been known firstly for the production of Robusta: around the year of 1860, the country could already boast Robusta plants within its territories (this kind of bean grew already spontaneously before it was imported from Ethiopia). Uganda as Coffee Producing Country Uganda is one of the coffee producers that is …

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Coffee Producing Countries – Panama Geisha

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Updated 2019, September the 24th Whether you like it or not (why wouldn’t you?) Panama is the land of coffee, the heaven of coffee. Panama is a country that produces quality over quantity (with less than 1% market share) and it’s up to date on farming and processing techniques from the picking to the processing (wet processing stations and dry mills) as well as transportation. Panama Production Panama produces mostly …

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Effects of coffee on health

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Coffee is one of the most widely consumed nonalcoholic beverages. One cup of coffee in the morning kick starts our day. Although coffee has been blamed for many illnesses since years according to the new researches, it has many benefits on health. It boosts the metabolic rate and offers important health benefits such as a lower risk of liver cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart failure. Coffee contains many bioactive …

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Do you know about soil preservation?

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Let’s talk about coffee cultivation and soil preservation Soil is the result of a process involving biological, physical and chemical factors during thousands of years; the layer of earth’s surface where life take place, supporting the countless forms of live spread across diverse landscapes as jungles, forests, savannas, mountains (you name it), representing an invaluable and dynamic resource that is in constant change by action of weather, natural forces and …

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International Charities Organisations Helping Coffee Producers

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Did you know coffee is the most celebrated drink across the globe? However, what many people don’t know is the process, challenges which the coffee producers go through to ensure you get a cup of coffee on your table. The good news is that there are some International charities which have stretched their support to these growing coffee farmers. The primary goal behind these organisation and charities is helping these …

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Nuova Simonelli Mythos One grinder review

Simonelli Mythos One

(Updated 2019 September the 15th ) In 2015 Nuova Simonelli, in collaboration with a team of internationally renowned baristas, developed a completely revolutionary coffee grinder that has changed the concept of grinding within the coffee industry. The Simonelli Mythos One Clima Pro, the name the manufacturer has chosen for this grinder, is a combination of design, high performance and ease of use. Simonelli Mythos features It supports super-resistant 75mm burrs …

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Detpak: the RecycleMe™ take-away cups

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The term sustainability should be embraced on any coffee shop, from the smallest independent one to the big chain one. And it should be put in practice as soon as possible as we are ruining the world with the atmospheric CO2 level increasing month after month. Do not do that, means we are responsible for the ecological balance, being harmful to the environment by draining the world of its natural …

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No-deal Brexit and UK Coffee industry

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During all this Brexit process, the main difficulties for the coffee industry have been a total lack of clarity around the Government’s plans for the future in case of a No deal with the EU, which is also simplified by the name of “Hard Brexit”. There has not been yet a clear communication problem between the political-economical decisions makers and the coffee industry community. The government is lacking a clear …

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Causes and consequences of channelling and how to prevent it

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(Updated 2019 August the 27th) Taring, grinding, weighting, levelling, tamping. I previously wrote about how important is to focus on every single action we took when making shots. Minimising any mistake help us improving our consistency, maintaining high standard of quality for our customers. If we don’t, we are going to have a neverending fight against channelling that we cannot deal with. ABOUT CHANNELLING What is and how we can …

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