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Latte art you can make at home

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Latte art you can make at home

Latte art isn’t just the preserve of the coffee shop barista. You can with a little known how get creative at home, and handily you don’t need heaps of kit either. Latte art doesn’t add anything by way of taste to your coffee, but it does say quite a bit about you and demonstrates to your guests that you’ve put a bit of time and effort into crafting the perfect coffee for them to enjoy when they visit… The most important thing you’ll need to craft your latte art is a milk micro foam, but how on earth do you...

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Why we love Fairtrade Coffee

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Why we love Fairtrade Coffee

We’re proud to offer Fairtrade coffee and other certified products. While pretty much everyone has heard of Fairtrade when did it start, what’s it about, where does it work and what does it do? Learn more about the origins of Fairtrade, one of the world’s most well known ethical accredited bodies.   THE ORIGINS OF FAIRTRADE It all started way back in 1946 in the USA Self Help Crafts as it was known began buying handcrafted needlework from Puerto Rico in 1946, and Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation (SERRV) began to trading with refugees in Europe in the...

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s is just round the corner but reading this you might be asking what has coffee got to do with the most romantic day of the calendar year?   COFFEE IS AN APHRODISIAC Well oddly as it happens coffee features high on the list of foods that are potential aphrodisiacs, which may or may not be responsible for sparking a little bit of romance this Valentine’s! If you look hard enough, you’ll discover that pretty much every food there’s ever been has been touted as an aphrodisiac at some time or other. Ultimately the association between eating and certain primal...

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Is coffee really good for you?

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Is coffee really good for you?

Way back when coffee crops grew mostly in Ethiopia and Sudan, but now you’ll find one of the world’s favourite beverages grown in around 70 countries across the globe. It’s one of the most popular drinks on the planet and certainly figures large as people’s favourite pick-me-up. But is coffee really good for you? A cup of ‘Joe’ is brewed using coffee beans harvested from the berries of two main plant types Robusta and Arabica, and depending on where those beans are grown, the climate, soil type and altitude and the way they are ultimately roasted all plays a significant...

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South East Asian Coffee

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South East Asian Coffee

Coffee is the world’s second most traded commodity after oil and it’s grown all over the globe, from South America to Africa to Asia. You’ll find that the countries that produce coffee have something in common. They’re all located in the Tropics. That’s the belt running between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. It can be a little difficult to get your head around where your daily dose of coffee might have come from when you buy from your local speciality coffee shop or for that matter make an online bean purchase or two… time to delve into things and...

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