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.

The Modbar AV ABR coffee machine review

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Not so long time ago I wrote down something about La Marzocco, one of the world most famous company of high-end espresso machines that every coffee lover knows. You can have a look here . Today it’s the turn of the Modbar AV ABR or Automatic Volumetric Auto Brew Ratio. I’m not sure if we can consider this machine like a precursor of the Fourth Coffee Wave or not (you can …

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The evolution of the coffee waves

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Coffe comes in waves. Waves are like trends, a step to do to keep up with the evolution. Actually, coffee started before any of these trends; in the 15th centuries coffee became famous in the coffee houses of the middle east and after a couple of centuries it was popular in Europe as well. The first wawe The first wave of coffee brought coffee to the people and not only …

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Coffee Producing Countries – Colombia

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It is about time to go on with the coffee producer section: today it’s the turn of Colombia. There are some legends in which first coffee seeds arrived in Colombia. It is believed that in 1723 a Jesuit priest brought the coffee from the East of the country (possibly from Guyana where the French already introduced coffee a couple of decades earlier). So, legend has it that a priest called …

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Instant Coffee – Can it be your new Best Friend?

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Coffee! I love it and who does not? Every day I wake up in the morning, the first thing I look for is a cup of coffee. My day seems to be incomplete without it. A cup of coffee just makes us feel fresh and get going. Many of you guys like coffee, some of you love it and a few of you cannot live without it. But how many …

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Fiorenzato F64E grinder review

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Fiorenzato is a company that was founded in 1936 by Pietro Fiorenzato. At that time, he already knew how to make grinders, but since he opened his own company, he put all his energies to improve both quality and innovation. But during the Second World War, a bombing destroyed his factory. Without losing his enthusiasm he rebuilt the factory and in 1948 the production started over again. From 2005 his …

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Why we should avoid take away cups

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The demand of any reusable cup that are plastic free is increasing a lot in London, especially in the last few months. When we talk about reusable cups, we refer to any take away cups made by glass, bamboo, cork, china etc. etc. But why people are avoiding plastic cups? Plastic cups are harmful cause they contain Bisphenol A or BPA. About BPA BPA is a chemical that we can’t …

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The decaffeination of the coffee beans

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In 1820, a German chemist called Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, discovered how to extract the caffeine from the coffee beans. Then, in 1905, the German Ludwig Roselius invented the first process for decaffeinating coffee. His method used benzene, a highly flammable liquid that nowadays is been replaced with non-toxic solvent. Is it safe to drink decaf coffee? The decaffeination process usually removes 97 to 99% percent of caffeine from the beans. …

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The impact of water on coffee taste

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Planting, harvesting, processing, exporting, roasting, grinding, brewing. These are some of these steps that we need to stick with if we want to obtain a cup of coffee. But when it comes to quality, people often overlooked the part played by the water. Water has to be considered one of the elements that will affect the most our cup of coffee, no matter if you have the best beans or …

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Climpson’s and Sons Café – My Review

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In the East of London, far enough from the buzz of the city but still in zone 2, there is a magical area called Broadway Market. Located in the heart of Borough of Hackney between Regent’s Canal and London Fields, Broadway Market is a shopping street full of artisan shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Really close to the park there is Climpson’s Café, a specialty coffee of the Climpson’s …

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Iced coffee, cold brew or nitro one? Which is the best?

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It is summer (even in London) and we are facing with hot temperature. And what better way to cool off than with cold coffee instead of hot one? Today I am writing about the difference between iced coffee, cold brew and nitro one. I am pretty sure that we cannot say there is one of them better than the others; it is just a matter of preference. As we all …

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