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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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The health kick in your kitchen cupboard

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The health kick in your kitchen cupboard

Christmas is a time for excess, the year just gone was probably even more so given what we’ve all been through. But as sure as night follows day the New Year will see many of us decide to turn over a new leaf. We’ll kick the excesses of December into touch in an attempt to start 2021 with a health kick. Some of us may decide to do a detox diet or even vow to try to do Dry January or Veganuary with the aim of giving our overtaxed digestive systems and livers a bit of a break! While the...

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Classic Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

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Classic Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe

Every day we drink around 3 billion cups of coffee, you might say it’s become a slightly popular drink on a global scale; interestingly there are nearly as many coffee varieties as there are grape varieties for making wine. It’s a diverse and wonderful world but happily for coffee fans you can eat it too in the form of a traditional British cake like treat in the form of Coffee and Walnut cake. It’s a bit of a cult classic, the flavour combinations just work so well together, the creaminess of the walnuts just seems to act as the perfect...

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Top 11 Coffee Trends for 2021

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Top 11 Coffee Trends for 2021

Nothing gets us more excited than that first cup of coffee in the morning. Whether you prefer to grind your own coffee beans, pour over with a V60 or chill with a cafetière there’s a seemingly endless amount of ways to prepare the world’s favourite drink. With 2020 behind us and a renewed sense of optimism, there’s a lot to look forward to in the world of coffee in 2021. Read on to see our predictions for the top 11 coffee trends to look out for in 2021.   TOP 11 COFFEE TRENDS FOR 2021 1. BUTTERED COFFEE AKA “KETO...

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