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The Ethiopian coffee ceremony

ethiopian coffee ceremony

We don’t know exactly when and how coffee was discovered but at least we know where coffee comes from. Also, there are so many legends about its origin and the most famous is the one I’m telling you now. Today we are going to talk about the Ethiopian coffee ceremony but first, I want to tell you a little bit about the history of this country and why it’s so …

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How to make delicious coffee cocktails

how to make coffee cocktails

You don’t need to be a bartender to make cocktails, especially if you make them at home or a party. And if you are a coffee lover you can make coffee cocktails too. You just need to be passionate about the art of mixing different spirits and ingredients with coffee, to highlight each one. How can we do that from scratch without any knowledge? Simply by following coffee cocktails recipes …

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What’s Pour-Over Coffee?

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Brewing a pour-over coffee means that you are brewing coffee by yourself, pouring over coffee with your own hands. The results is a filter coffee, a coffee that has been filtered by a filter or by the immersion technique, to achieve a crispy and cleaner cup compared to an espresso drink. What I most like about pour-over coffee is that once you start making it you never go back. Pour …

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What involves being a barista?

being a barista

Definition of barista “A barista is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks”. That’s what Wikipedia says about being a barista. Well, that’s just purely a simplistic view. When I meet new people so many time it happens that they ask me about my job and when they realise I’m a barista they look at me in such a way like “why you’re doing …

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What’s behind the word “coffee”?

what is behind the word coffee

Today I want to talk about the word “coffee”. We like coffee, we drink it every day, we like it, we speak about it but do we know what’s behind this word? I think is good to make it clear for everyone, as you may just be a customer of a coffee shop and you don’t have any idea of where coffee comes from (unless you’ve been to a farm). …

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Coffee Buyers Guide: how to select the best speciality coffee beans in the UK.

best specialty coffee beans in uk

That beautiful smell of coffee that fills its way through the nose, do you know what I am talking about? The thing which sets the worry of people aside kicking off your day in the right way. Coffee is one of the world’s famous and highly consumed drinks. Because of its significant levels of antioxidants, it’s extremely beneficial to our health. A recent study demonstrates that coffee consumers have a …

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Effects of coffee on health

effects of coffee on health

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?

soil preservation and coffee cultivation

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

international charities organisations helping coffee producers

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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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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