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The Ethiopian coffee ceremony

ethiopian coffee ceremony

We don’t know exactly when and how coffee was discovered but at least we know where coffee comes from. Also, there are so many legends about its origin and the most famous is the one I’m telling you now. Today we are going to talk about the Ethiopian coffee ceremony but first, I want to tell you a little bit about the history of this country and why it’s so famous. So, an Ethiopian legend has it that coffee is said to have originated in the Ethiopian forests, where the … Read more

How to make delicious coffee cocktails

how to make coffee cocktails

You don’t need to be a bartender to make cocktails, especially if you make them at home or a party. And if you are a coffee lover you can make coffee cocktails too. You just need to be passionate about the art of mixing different spirits and ingredients with coffee, to highlight each one. How can we do that from scratch without any knowledge? Simply by following coffee cocktails recipes and by tasting them. I’m going to introduce some classic coffee-based cocktails recipes that are common over the world. But … Read more

What’s Pour-Over Coffee?

pour-over coffee

Brewing a pour-over coffee means that you are brewing coffee by yourself, pouring over coffee with your own hands. The results is a filter coffee, a coffee that has been filtered by a filter or by the immersion technique, to achieve a crispy and cleaner cup compared to an espresso drink. What I most like about pour-over coffee is that once you start making it you never go back. Pour over is “the finest way” of brewing coffee as the finest part of the show where everything depends on you. … Read more

The Slayer Espresso coffee machine review

slayer espresso coffee machine

Today it’s (finally) the turn of talking about the Slayer Espresso Coffee Machine. Slayer is a high-end coffee machine manufacturer founded in 1997 by Jason Prefontaine in Seattle, USA. It has been revolutionising the speciality coffee industry since the very beginning, raising the third wave, especially in the USA. The mission is still the same, make coffee better through innovation and design as key elements. Its main goal is to change the way coffee is extracted by controlling the flow rate introducing the patented needle valve technology. They divide the … Read more

What involves being a barista?

being a barista

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?”. The answer is … Read more

What’s behind the word “coffee”?

what is behind the word coffee

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, coffee is produced by a coffee plant, or rather, a shrub … Read more

La Marzocco Strada EP coffee machine review

la-marzocco-strada-ep-review

This morning I woke up with good intentions. I had a look on my agenda at my article list and after scrolling down a bit, I stopped by the review section and focused on the title “La Marzocco Strada Ep review”. Then I realised that it’s not an “easy” one as this machine requires deep knowledge before dealing with its technology. What does it involve? Let me clarify that. Introducing La Marzocco Strada EP La Marzocco Strada EP (electronic paddle) is a game-changer as it works differently from any other … Read more

How To Make The Perfect Italian Affogato Coffee?

affogato coffee

Introduction Over the years, Italian affogato coffee has been gaining popularity across the globe. It has since been added to many restaurant menus and depending on where you order it, you can find it under the dessert category or simply as a beverage. No matter how it’s called, you will enjoy every bit of the coffee by mixing it with melting gelato. It’s effortless to learn how to make an affogato coffee because you will only need a poor recipe to achieve a delicious result. Most of the Italian usually … Read more

5 outstanding Coffee Christmas gift ideas

coffee christmas gift ideas

It’s that time of the year. With Christmas approaching, it’s better to play early and avoid to be in the rush to do our presents. So, everybody is thinking about Christmas gifts but the majority of us are always finding it hard to even come up with something. For this reason, I’m putting in this article some ideas that can get you some inspiration and facilitate your Christmas shopping with Coffee Christmas gift ideas. 1 – Coffee plant kit For the ones that are big fans of the coffee seed, … Read more

The Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal

The Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal 1

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 about the brand. People are lazy and usually, don’t want to figure out things that they notice and look odd. … Read more