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The raw truth about Coffee

Instant Coffee – Can it be your new Best Friend?

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Coffee! I love it and who does not? Every day I wake up in the morning, the first thing I look for is a cup of coffee. My day seems to be incomplete without it. A cup of coffee just makes us feel fresh and get going. Many of you guys like coffee, some of you love it and a few of you cannot live without it. But how many …

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Causes and consequences of channelling and how to prevent it

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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 avoid the channelling phenomenon? Channelling …

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Fiorenzato F64E grinder review

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Fiorenzato is a company that was founded in 1936 by Pietro Fiorenzato. At that time, he already had the knowledge to make grinders, but since he opened his own company, he put all his energies in order to improve both quality and innovation. But during the Second World War, a bombing destroyed his factory. Without losing his enthusiasm he rebuilt the factory and in 1948 the production started over again. …

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Why we should avoid take away cups

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The demand of any reusable cup that are plastic free is increasing a lot in London, especially in the last few months. When we talk about reusable cups, we refer to any take away cups made by glass, bamboo, cork, china etc. etc. But why people are avoiding plastic cups? Plastic cups are harmful cause they contain Bisphenol A or BPA. About BPA BPA is a chemical that we can’t …

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The decaffeination of the coffee beans

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In 1820, a German chemist called Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, discovered how to extract the caffeine from the coffee beans. Then, in 1905, the German Ludwig Roselius invented the first process for decaffeinating coffee. His method used benzene, a highly flammable liquid that nowadays is been replaced with non-toxic solvent. Is it safe to drink decaf coffee? The decaffeination process usually removes 97 to 99% percent of caffeine from the beans. …

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The impact of water on coffee taste

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Planting, harvesting, processing, exporting, roasting, grinding, brewing. These are some of the steps that we need to stick with if we want to obtain a cup of coffee. But when it comes to quality, people often overlooked the part played by the water. In fact, water has to be considered one of the element that will affect the most our cup of coffee, no matter if you have the best …

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Climpson’s and Sons Café – My Review

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In the East of London, far enough from the buzz of the city but still in zone 2, there is a magical area called Broadway Market. Located in the heart of Borough of Hackney between Regent’s Canal and London Fields, Broadway Market is a shopping street full of artisan shops, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Really close to the park there is Climpson’s Café, a specialty coffee of the Climpson’s …

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Iced coffee, cold brew or nitro one? Which is the best?

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It is summer (even in London) and we are facing with hot temperature. And what better way to cool off than with cold coffee instead of hot one? Today I am writing about the difference between iced coffee, cold brew and nitro one. I am pretty sure that we cannot say there is one of them better than the others; it is just a matter of preference. As we all …

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Coffee and Health: debunking the harmful myths

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Coffee is the second consumed drink in the world after water with millions and millions of cups of coffee served every day. It’s always been into the eye of the storm for its harmful effects (blamed for causing many diseases), even after thousands and thousands of scientific proofs. Acrylamide and more… about the Cons Last March, a judge of a California Superior court, came down with a ruling that may …

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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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