Coffee Producing Countries – Panama Geisha

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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 arabica beans which grow in …

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La Marzocco Strada AV coffee machine review

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Founded in 1927, La Marzocco is one of the world leaders in producing of top-of-the-range espresso machines. La Marzocco is constantly focused with the needs of the market with a view to the future. Today I’m reviewing La Marzocco Strada AV (automatic volumetric) that was launched in 2016. La Marzocco Strada AV takes its name from a group of baristas that worked with the company to design this model. This …

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Which type of coffee grinding burrs are better and how they affect the quality?

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Which kind of grinding burrs are better? How can we choose between flat or conical burrs? There is often a lack of knowledge when we hear people talking about this topic: most of the time people don’t think they need to know about what’s inside a grinder. Whether we like it or not, we are in the final stage of the supply chain so if we don’t care about it, …

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The Basics of Coffee Extraction

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Whatever method of coffee extraction we use, coffee needs a solvent. Water, in fact, is one of the best solvents that we have in nature especially for its chemical properties: it’s super attractive with hydrophilic substances, substances that have molecules that can absorb water. The better way to extract the molecules inside of a coffee’s beans is to make as more contact surface as possible to let the water get …

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Kieni coffee: The Coffee Collective’s roastery

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I am really proud to review one of the greatest coffee roasteries that is currently making its mark during these years since 2007. We are talking about The Coffee Collective, a Denmark company owned by some of the highest profile persons within the Denmark coffee industry. We are reviewing Kieni, a Kenyan coffee from Nyeri region. Kieni is a washed Kenyan coffee variety SL28/SL34: these varieties are known for their …

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Coffee Producing Countries – Uganda

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We are starting today with this post about Uganda my blog section about coffee producers and manufactures around the world. Uganda has been known firstly for the production of Robusta: around the year of 1860, Uganda could already boast Robusta plants within its territories (this kind of bean grew already spontaneity before it was imported from Ethiopya). Uganda is one of the coffee producers that is growing faster between the …

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Nuova Simonelli Mythos One grinder review

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

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Edido – My Review of the Barn’s coffee

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We recently tried Edido from The Barn (one of my favourite roaster). Edido is an Ethiopian washed coffee that grows in the Aricha area of Yirgacheffe. We tried it as an espresso (double shot of course!). This heirloom varietal grows at an altitude of 1900-2100 meters and after two days of fermentation, the beans are sun-dried on raised beds in the sun for approximately two weeks. The flavour is tropical …

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Faema E71 Italian Commercial Coffee Machine Review

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When we write about Faema we cannot fail to mention that it has been the first Italian company that introduced significant innovations in the world of Italian commercial espresso machines, still used in most of the coffee machine competitors. Faema had its greatest success with the E61 model, introducing the concept of atmospheric pressure thanks to a volumetric pump, delivering water at a given pressure, allowing the best possible extraction …

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Press Coffee Roasters Shop – My Review

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Press Coffee Roasters Today we are in Press, a specialty coffee shop. A company that was founded in 2013 and slowly growing into four shops in various locations in London. We are reviewing today the third shop in the chain, which is situated in St Paul’s, between Farringdon Road and Fleet Street in a quiet magical spot hidden away from the buzz of the city. The Shop As soon as …

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