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Indipendent Coffee Reviews

Coffee reviews from a real coffee lover

My coffee reviews are independent, real and made following my personal feelings and sensations. I am trying to visit as many coffee shops and roasters as possible to try all their different coffee beans, learn more about their extraction procedures, the country of production, the quality of the coffee and to satisfy my personal taste.

Coffee is a personal thing. Don’t take too seriously my reviews as what i don’t like could be a great taste for others.

I just share with you which are my favourite coffee and why.

The Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal

When it comes to choosing an espresso machine for the home there are several factors to consider. First of all, we need to ask ourselves a few questions such as what I’m looking for, what I want to achieve, how much I’m willing to spend and so on. Today, I’m going to talk about the Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal. But before getting into the details, let’s make it clear …

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15 Best reusable coffee cups in 2019: My review of the best sustainable and eco-friendly coffee cups on the UK market

best reusable coffee cups

In the UK, there is a disposable of 3 billion coffee cups each year, and less than 1% are recycled. It inevitably harms our environment. Most of the cups lined with polythene are extremely hard to recover and cannot use further. A daily visit to a café may have a severe effect on your bank balance, and also people seeking to remove waste without kicking the caffeine habits. A sustainable …

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La Cimbali M100 coffee machine review

cimbali m100 coffee machine

Today, I’m going to write down about La Cimbali M100 by La Cimbali, one of the world leader coffee brands, famous for manufacturing commercial espresso machines. About La Cimbali La Cimbali started to produce coffee machines in 1930, developing the only one vertical boiler where the heating system was a coal heating or a wood one. In the 1950s, it started to produce a lever machine and the latter was …

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The best coffee shops in Shoreditch

best coffee shops in shoreditch

East London is not only famous for graffiti but also for a vibrant coffee scene. My list of the best coffee shops in Shoreditch area 1 – Origin coffee shop Located right in the heart of Shoreditch, there’s the first flagship of Origin Coffee Roasters, a leading UK (Cornish) coffee roaster. The coffee shop is situated in Charlotte Road, a hectic touristic area. The cafè mainly works on weekdays with …

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8 differences between arabica and robusta coffee

8 difference between arabica and robusta coffee

The shape of the bean: arabica bean is oval with a sinuous groove; robusta bean is more circular with a straight groove; arabica is also lighter in color than robusta; The chromosomes: arabica has 44 chromosomes, robusta has 22; Pollination: arabica plant is a self-pollinating plant that means that there will be less mutations and variations because it will not be affected by a combination of genetic factors; robusta plant, …

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Kieni coffee: The Coffee Collective’s roastery

kieni coffee kenya

I am really proud to review one of the greatest coffee roasteries that is currently making its mark during these years since 2007. We are talking about The Coffee Collective, a Denmark company owned by some of the highest profile persons within the Denmark coffee industry. We are reviewing Kieni, a Kenyan coffee from Nyeri region. Kieni is a washed Kenyan coffee variety SL28/SL34: these varieties are known for their …

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Edido – My Review of the Barn’s coffee

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We recently tried Edido from The Barn (one of my favourite roaster). Edido is an Ethiopian washed coffee that grows in the Aricha area of Yirgacheffe. We tried it as an espresso (double shot of course!). This heirloom varietal grows at an altitude of 1900-2100 meters and after two days of fermentation, the beans are sun-dried on raised beds in the sun for approximately two weeks. The flavour is tropical …

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