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What involves being a barista in 2020?

being a barista

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?

specialty_coffee

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

coffee blogs and coffee influencers

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?

kombucha coffee

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

robusta coffee

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

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