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No-deal Brexit and UK Coffee industry

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During all this Brexit process, the main difficulties for the coffee industry have been a total lack of clarity around the Government’s plans for the future in case of a No deal with the EU, which is also simplified by the name of “Hard Brexit”. There has not been yet a clear communication problem between the political-economical decisions makers and the coffee industry community. The government is lacking a clear …

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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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Faema E71 Italian Commercial Coffee Machine Review

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(Updated 2019 August the 19th) When we write about Faema we cannot fail to mention that it has been the first Italian company that introduced significant innovations in the world of Italian commercial espresso machines, still used in most of the coffee machine competitors. Faema had its greatest success with the E61 model, introducing the concept of atmospheric pressure thanks to a volumetric pump, delivering water at a given pressure, …

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The Wilfa Classic Plus brewer review

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Enjoying my cup of coffee in front of my garden is something that I often do, especially on my day off. I tend to brew filter coffee when at home because I feel that is more an enjoyable and relaxing moment instead of drinking an espresso or a milk-based coffee. I also love brewing a batch of coffee having full control of the brewing process, while sitting down and looking …

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Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop home coffee maker Review

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With over 105 million Mokas sold, who don’t know the Italian stovetop coffee maker Bialetti? As an Italian, I have owned several Bialetti stovetop coffee makers of any sizes and models. The company Bialetti is well known among Italians and worldwide for this kind of home coffee product. In the last years, after many years of glorious history, Bialetti got some trouble competing with a frenetic coffee machine market and …

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La Marzocco KB90 espresso coffee machine review

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(Updated 2019 August the 5th ) The coffee scene is evolving quickly. Are we still in the third wave or are we enter already the fourth one? Now there’s another reason why we truly need to look at it and that’s the new toy by La Marzocco. On February the 1st the company announced a new coffee machine called LA Marzocco KB90, the ultimate version of the Linea PB. KB …

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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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LA Marzocco Leva. The lever commercial espresso machine review

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I have tested the La Marzocco Leva espresso machine for a few months when I had a short but intense working experience in an Italian coffee shop in London. When I first used it, the Leva coffee machine was just being launched! Therefore, I am quite sure about a few technical problems I am sharing in this post have been already solved by La Marzocco, the mother company of this …

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The Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse review

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The Breville One-Touch CoffeeHouse does everything you need with one single touch from espresso, latte and cappuccino. It’s also equipped with a pump that allows you to reach 19 bars to provide the right pressure while brewing coffee. Built-in with three thermal sensors to deliver an ideal and consistent temperature. It’s the perfect low budget solution to achieve high standards. The machine enables us to choose between coffee grounds or …

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Best coffee shops in Central London

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For obvious reasons, Central London is the busiest area of the city. Businessmen, workers and tourists roam daily in its streets, offices and museums. For their breaks they rely on coffee shops, which are numerous and of good quality. Here’s my list of the best coffee shops in Central London Workshop Coffee (Marylebone branch) Tucked away from one of the most chaotic street of London, there’s Marylebone Coffeebar. Workshop coffee is …

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