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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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La Marzocco Strada AV coffee machine review

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Founded in 1927, La Marzocco is one of the world leaders in producing top-of-the-range espresso machines. La Marzocco is constantly focused on the needs of the market with a view to the future. Today I’m reviewing La Marzocco Strada AV (automatic volumetric) that was launched in 2016. La Marzocco Strada AV takes its name from a group of baristas that worked with the company to design this model. This group …

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Which type of coffee grinding burrs are better and how they affect the quality?

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Which kind of grinding burrs are better? How can we choose between flat or conical burrs? There is often a lack of knowledge when we hear people talking about this topic: most of the time people don’t think they need to know about what’s inside a grinder. Whether we like it or not, we are in the final stage of the supply chain so if we don’t care about it, …

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Kieni coffee: The Coffee Collective’s roastery

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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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Press Coffee Roasters Shop – My Review

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Press Coffee Roasters Today we are in Press, a specialty coffee shop. A company that was founded in 2013 and slowly growing into four shops in various locations in London. We are reviewing today the third shop in the chain, which is situated in St Paul’s, between Farringdon Road and Fleet Street in a quiet magical spot hidden away from the buzz of the city. The Shop As soon as …

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