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  • How to make drip coffee
    I love fresh coffee for me it is one of the many wonders of the world. If you have not yet tried truly fresh roasted coffee you have not tasted coffee yet! Although a French press / cafetière will produce a wonderful cup of coffee it can be a bit hit and miss if you do not get your timing right. You also need to have a selection of french presses / cafetière’s as you need the right …
  • Bean coffee V Ground coffee
    This discussion comes down to freshness and convenience. Once coffee beans have been ground the grinds start to oxidise which can dramatically alter and reduce the flavour. Buying freshly roasted beans and grinding them yourself will give you the best tasting coffee. Grinding your own beans enables you to tailor your grind to your preferred coffee making method. However you will need a coffee grinder! If it is all about convenience and your aren’t picky then you can …
  • All about roasting.
    Once the coffee grower has harvested and processed the coffee beans they are put in sacks ready for export. These beans are green and need to be roasted before they can be used for coffee. Whilst every producer and coffee roaster will have their own unique level of roast you can generally be guided as follows. Lightly roasted beans can be a little bitter and have a duller flavour they are high acidity and caffeine. Medium roast beans are the …
  • Arabica Beans V Robusta Beans
    There are really only two species of coffee plants which beans are harvested from, the Coffea Arabica which produces the wonderful arabica bean and the Coffea Canephora which produces the robusta bean. The coffee been itself is the pit or stone of the coffea plant’s cherry. Arabica beans Due to being hard to grow, susceptible to pests and disease and needing several years to mature before it will produce cherries, Arabica coffee beans are more expensive. The most …
  • Single Origin Coffee V Blended Coffee
    What is a coffee blend?  Blended coffee has Largely been considered an inferior drink. This is because big coffee producers try and ‘bulk’ up there coffee with cheaper and usually inferior Robusta beans. This process is common with instant coffee producers. However there are now a number of smaller coffee roasters who blend expensive single origin coffee beans in order to enhance and create a flavour which is not possible to achieve with a single origin coffee.The blending …