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Coffee and sugar: Why is not a great combination

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When talking about coffee and sugar we are opening a kind of old debate. For the speciality industry, it’s sound pretty annoying: you wake up every day ready for your shift and you’re already set to weight every single shot of coffee. You have carefully ground fresh coffee beans, set the perfect level of the coffee puck with the help of your distribution tool, ready to be pressed. But wait a moment: your customer is adding sugar into your lovely double espresso shot and you’re fighting a battle inside yourself. … Read more

Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse VS Delonghi EC 860 M

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The Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse vs THE DELONGHI EC 860. M. Which one is better? Comparing different machines is paramount when it’s time to make a purchase. Here’s we have compared two great commercial coffee machines for home use that are on the same price range. To compare these machines we have taken into account 4 factors which are: Brew temperature stability – > consistency in the cup Quality of microfoam delivered; Aesthetic design; Market price. Let’s get into details. The Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse vs THE DELONGHI EC 860 M The … Read more

Grinding coffee beans. Does it matter?

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Whether you’re a coffee drinker or not, you may be familiar with the concept of quality. There are some “unwritten rules” if you want to achieve quality, regardless of the business in question. When it comes to coffee, grinding coffee beans properly is paramount. In this article, we will look at how important is to grind coffee specifically for your needs. Of course, we will take for granted that all the previous steps of the coffee supply chain such as harvesting, processing, storing and shipment have been respected. Grinding coffee … Read more

How to make the best cappuccino in 2021

how to make the best cappuccino in 2021

Cappuccino is a worldwide milk beverage, the first milky beverage ever made. Today, we will see how to make a delicious cappuccino. But first of all, we need to step back and look at the origin of the drink, learning about its funny history. The history of Cappuccino The origin of the name cappuccino is dated back to the XIII Century. The Capuchin Order was founded in 1209 by San Francesco d’Assisi and “friars” or “Franciscans”, was the name of the members of the movement. The name “cappuccino” refers at … Read more

How Coffee Benefits Skin

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As you sit there enjoying your hot morning cup of coffee, have you ever stopped and wondered what else those beans have to offer? Considering the high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants found in coffee, it’s no surprise to learn of the numerous ways coffee benefits your skin. For example, while coffee and caffeine tend to get a bad rap, caffeine has been shown to improve the physical appearances of skin, by increasing blood flow to the surface. Whether you are hoping to gain a more youthful glow, or just … Read more

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”?

what is behind the word coffee

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