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The Basics of Coffee

Coffee from the ground up

What’s behind the word “coffee”?

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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.

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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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The Basics of Coffee Extraction

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(Updated 2019 July the 31st ) Whatever method of coffee extraction we use, coffee needs a solvent. Water 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 …

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Milkit: the milk dispenser on tap review

milkit milk dispenser on tap

Milkit helps you avoid wasting milk and money. I have always tried to not waste my time because I feel like doing so I give a meaning to my everyday life. Whenever I waste time on something I feel like “empty” and I have the same feeling when I see people do the same. Business-wise this is extremely important: the wastage is, generally speaking, equivalent to waste money. Today, I’m …

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The coffee drone: a new revolution in the industry

coffee drone revolution

The world evolves as fast as technology does. There will be a time in which we will be replaced by baristas robot before being delivered by a coffee drone or maybe it’s the other way around. The latest news is about the coffee drone which is starting to be considered by the big company such as Costa Coffee, Google or IBM, a well-known computer hardware company. There have been several …

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Coffee cupping – The ultimate guide

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Cupping can be seen as a funny way to evaluate and taste a table of coffee samples by determining their differences and our preferences, but if we look at it from a professional point of view, is more complicated. Key decisions are taken by cupping according to our business, such as checking and improve our roast profile (and our roaster), thinking about at how the potential of that sample can …

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