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The Engaging History of London Coffee Houses

london coffee houses history

Today it’s time to talk about the history of London coffee houses, from the very beginning to how coffee has evolved until it’s reached the third wave coffee and beyond. The London speciality coffee wouldn’t be the same of today without all that happened since the 16th century. Before getting through today’s coffee industry, we need to give some background. Let’s get back to the History of London coffee houses. The History of London Coffee Houses 17th Century Great Britain has been associated mostly as a nation of tea drinkers. … Read more

Should you freeze your coffee?

why you can freeze your coffee

Today I walk you through one question: should you freeze your coffee? Well, it is not only about this, but also about why and how you decided to go for it. Alert: we are not going to talk about any pre-ground coffee or instant one but just about whole coffee beans. That is because (what we know so far) once we grind beans we have a small time available to use them. Just after 10-15 minutes, we have lost most of the volatile compounds that are responsible for getting the … Read more

Best Uk online Coffee subscriptions in 2020

best coffee subscriptions in 2020

What Is A Coffee Subscription? Coffee subscriptions make it easy to deliver your favourite coffee at your doorstep. Also, they allow you to choose different roast profiles according to your brewing method and your favourite coffee producing country. It’s relatively convenient to anyone because once you set your shipping address, you will be assured of regular delivery, and therefore you will never run low of your caffeine intake. Coffee shop/roasterys’ website helps to connect people in the market with high-quality coffee from different roasteries of the UK. However, it’s good … Read more

How to enjoy your coffee in quarantine time: tips for the perfect brewing

quarantine coffee

You’re probably craving more for human interactions than food during this quarantine. It is in times like these that we need to come closer to each other. But not everything is negative though as even the worst things can turn into positive ones. As you’ve got plenty of free time available, why don’t you bring your brewing coffee technique to the next level? Quarantine & Coffee Today, we are going to have a look at how to brew good coffee at home, improving our skills so we don’t miss that … Read more

The coffee leaf rust

coffee leaf rust

Coffee rust, Roja in Spanish or simply called coffee leaf rust, it’s a (fungus) coffee disease (native to Africa) that is hurting almost the whole coffee-producing countries. The pathogenic agent of the coffee rust is a fungus called Hemileia vastatrix that hit especially the arabica coffee plant by infected its leaves (the ones that grow not high enough are more hit as humidity makes a good habitat for the fungus to spread over) (robusta variety, on the other hand, isn’t as susceptible as the arabica one, make it a rust-resistant … Read more

A look into China coffee industry

china coffee industry

The Chinese country is mainly known for its production of tea which has quite a history. But despite its tea-drinking culture, China is in effect a coffee-producing country, now more than ever. Let’s have a look at its coffee history and the current situation of its coffee industry. China coffee history It may sound odd, but coffee in China was already introduced in the late 1800s when it was imported by a French missionary to Yunnan province. China Coffee didn’t get that far until the end of the second millennium … Read more

How Coronavirus is killing the coffee industry

coronavirus is killing coffee industry

Coronavirus, also called Covid 19, has spread globally since weeks now (from China to Europe, then Australia and USA) and coffee shops are facing the worst period ever in their history. THE CURRENT SITUATION IN UK The London government is going to forced non-essential businesses to shut down over the next few days as the coronavirus is spreading in the whole country. Coffee shops have just made their decisions ahead of any government guidelines; just on Monday 23 March, the giants of the coffee industry have made their first move … Read more

The Italian coffee culture

italian coffee culture

Today, I’m not (unfortunately) going to talk about speciality coffee-related topic but about the Italian coffee culture. How is the coffee drinking culture in Italy? Even if questionable, Italian people has its own coffee culture no matter how it works in the rest of the world. Italian Coffee Culture: A bit of history The Italian coffee history seems to begin around the 16th century in Venice where it was the port in which the green beans were firstly imported and, not surprisingly, Caffè Florian was one of the first coffee … Read more

9 WAYS TO USE LEFTOVER COFFEE

9 ways to reuse leftover coffee

We baristas, we normally make/brew coffee as our first task all day long. After every brew, we take out the exhausted coffee and we make sure to clean/empty everything ready to brew again. That’s what every one of us does to deliver the best service possible at each customer. What we don’t focus though, is the leftover coffee, the exhausted coffee that we throw away every single time. A large amount of this latter goes into the bin instead of making a positive impact on the environment. If you didn’t … Read more

Why is kopi luwak coffee so expensive?

kopi luwak coffee

There are more than a few words to explain why kopi luwak coffee is so expensive. To have a clearer idea we need to go back to the colonial period. A bit of history of Kopi Luwak coffee The history of the kopi luwak coffee is closely related at when Indonesia was colonised by the Dutch who first imported coffee plantations from the Yemen country. Back then, harvesting coffee was prohibited so Indonesian and local farmers were forced to find another solution. And here’s the Indonesian name “Kopi Luwak”: Kopi … Read more