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Coffee cupping – The ultimate guide

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Coffee cupping – The ultimate guide – Updated October 2020 // 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, coffee cupping 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 be with a different one, sourcing new … Read more

What’s behind the word “coffee”?

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Updated – October 2020 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). The very basics about Coffee I mean, technically speaking, it is produced by a coffee plant, … Read more

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

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The Best Speciality Coffee Beans – Updated 2020 September 26th 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 much lower danger or risk of a few severe diseases. … Read more

What involves being a barista in 2020?

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Updated August 2020 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 this?” or “Is it just temporary?” or “Are you looking for something else while making some money?”. … Read more

Speciality Coffee: what’s behind all this in 2020?

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Updated August 2020 I used to drink coffee just as a fuel so it wasn’t a good relationship at all. I used to make it with a Moka pot adding sugar (hard to hear in the speciality coffee contest) after brewed it to cover the unpleasant experience. Just after many years, I realised what I was used to drinking: a “first wave” coffee, hard to smell and lacking of good flavours. Mostly a burnt liquid (made especially with pre grounded robusta beans) with hints of ash and leather and a … Read more

Best UK/US Speciality Coffee Blogs and Coffee Influencers in 2020 – Part One

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There are different types of coffee blogs dominating the country where viewers can access the content and make the best-informed decision about the coffee. Some blogs have been ranked as the best with great traffic and, therefore, are more reliable. There are millions of people who love coffee and coffee blogs are out there to ensure there is a spark of more interest, and there is an increase in the demand for the beverage in the country. In this article, we shall discuss the very best coffee blogs and coffee … Read more

Kombucha Coffee: what is it, exactly?

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Another day, another trend. Today we talk about kombucha coffee, what exactly is, why it’s so healthy and why it’s become so famous. The origin of kombucha coffee It’s not clear where kombucha coffee comes from. Some say it comes from Northeast China around 250 BC during Qin dynasty and from there on it would be known in Europe via Russia and East Europe. The origin of the name though may come from the Japanese word “kobucha” or “konbucha”, which means “kelp tea”. Others believed it was traded in China … Read more

Robusta coffee at risk – and a coffee myth

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Today we are talking about robusta coffee, its myth and how to debunk them. When talking about robusta coffee we may think we know everything. In fact, there’s a kind of coffee myth around it. Most of us, including myself, have always believed that robusta coffee was invincible to any disease, unlike arabica coffee. I was one of the many that firmly believed that growing robusta coffee was a safe thing to do for a farmer, preventing and limiting the risk from natural disasters. So, today, I want to talk … Read more

The Engaging History of London Coffee Houses

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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?

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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