Coffee in hotels has been a big topic for a few years now. But don't worry, we've come up with solutions that will make coffee in hotels a no-brainer, so you can enjoy it anytime, anywhere.
A new study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience on July 28, 2023, examines the effect of coffee on brain efficiency. So what's the deal with coffee and the brain?
Vegetable milks are becoming more and more popular in recent years, so I have prepared 4 recipes for summer coffee drinks with alternative milks that will please not only vegans.
Prices are still rising on all fronts and the desire for quality espresso is still as high, maybe even higher. That's why in today's article, we'll focus on how to save money on espresso with the affordable Flair NEO Flex.
These caffeinated drinks have their own advantages and disadvantages, and as they continue to proliferate among all age groups, it is important to understand how they affect our health.
We all want to have gear at home that we don't have to be embarrassed to have laid out on the counter when visitors come. In this article, we take a closer look at the international Red Dot Award design competition and the award-winning coffee products.
Do you love the experience of enjoying an espresso from a café, but the automatic coffee machine doesn't want to give you that experience? In this article, we will present the main reasons why it is better to invest in a lever coffee machine.
Three times a day a cup of coffee, a snack, conversation and relaxation. Do you know what tradition this is? Fika - it's the Swedish concept of coffee comfort during the day. Come and taste a bit of Nordic culture.
The coffee market has been under a lot of pressure recently. Climate change is destroying coffee trees and the covida pandemic has made people more economical with their coffee. Does it make sense to get into the business of selling coffee today?
"If it wasn't so expensive, I'd take it." You say to yourself. I say, "You should get one after all. It's worth it. How do you save money on buying an expensive coffee machine and why does it cost so much? Find out the answers in this article.
How much coffee do you need for one coffee, how many coffee beans do you need for one espresso or how many grams of coffee for 1 cup of drip coffee? Coffee dose calculations clearly in this article.
How can the quality of grinding vary with electric coffee grinders? For example, find out the differences between the German Mahlkönig and Graef grinders or how the popular Mignon grinder fares in terms of quality.
If you let the espresso sit, you won't enjoy it anymore. Why does espresso change flavours so quickly? How does espresso actually die and how long does it take?
Where can you get espresso without paying for it and what makes it so luxurious? Join us to discover the world's most expensive coffees and exclusive cafes with super-expensive coffee on the menu.
"Third Wave Coffee", or three-wave coffee, and third wave coffee shops are a current trend among coffee drinkers. What are third wave coffees and what makes them distinctive? Continue reading.
Wondering where your coffee comes from? Areas where coffee trees are grown must have a specific climate for coffee to thrive. Which places are they, how does the coffee grow and where is the best coffee in the world grown? That's what today's article is about.
Which coffee is the best? Arabica or robusta? 100% arabica, robusta or a mix of arabica and robusta? These terms are very often used in the coffee world. In this article you will learn the differences between arabica and robusta, the most common types of coffee.
A hit parade of coffee producers. How much coffee do they produce a year and which country has the world's highest coffee production? Let's get to know the biggest coffee producers in the world.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, yet there are many things we don't know about coffee. Let's take a look at a few interesting facts about the world of coffee.
There is an increasing emphasis on buying coffee directly. However, this is often not an ideal relationship for farmers. Coffee is the second most widely consumed commodity after tea, and sometimes requires a professional in specific areas: growing, logistics, roasting and preparation.
We take a detailed look at the pros and cons of buying coffee directly and explain the specific options.
Your daily cup of coffee is the result of the long journey of the coffee bean, which starts with a plant called the coffee tree. Have you ever wondered where it actually comes from? What are the differences between the different species? Or have you thought of growing it at home? Then read on!
Native tropical forests near coffee plantations can increase coffee yields by up to 21%. This higher yield is due to better pollination by the native bee species living in these forests.
The news that all lovers of non-coffee and non-tea called Cascara have been waiting for is here! It is officially legal and, above all, irresistibly delicious. So much so, that everyone who was lucky enough to taste it fought and crossed their fingers for its reintroduction to the European market. So what was, is and will be the case with Cascara?
Decaffeinated coffee is quite an oxymoron. Most people drink coffee because of the caffeine it contains. But drinking coffee is also a ritual for some. They base it not only on getting the caffeine to perk you up, but also on spending time with loved ones over a cup of coffee. But sometimes you want to have coffee but not the caffeine in it, that's where decaffeinated coffee comes in, and it's no longer just a chemical mixture. Want to know how caffeine is removed from coffee these days, then read on.
Selected coffee, specialty coffee, selection. What do we mean by these terms and how do specialty and commodity coffees differ? I will give you the answer in the following lines.
...one sunny morning in a little cafe on the corner of the square:
"Cappuccino and chocolate cake, please!" orders a guest at the bar.
"Sure, I'll have it ready for you right away, have a seat." replies the barista.
After a while, she brings the finished order to the table. "Here's your coffee and cake, enjoy. "
"Miss, the milk bear in the coffee, he's amazing! How did you make it? Yum, that coffee is absolutely delicious, what kind of coffee is that? I'd like to be able to make one of those at home, it would make my wife happy. Advise how to do it?"
There are probably a million stories from the café where a guest is so enchanted by the coffee that they want to build their own coffee corner in their home. Perfect coffee from the hands of a professional is an incredibly charming attraction and inspiration. Since childhood, we know those afternoons when our parents, aunts, uncles or grandma and grandpa would have coffee. The whole apartment would smell and we would hear "Watch out, don't get scalded, I'm carrying hot coffee!". That's why we know thatcoffee is made not only in the café, but also at home.
We try to choose our coffee from a range of small producers and thus support family coffee farms and fair trade. We recognize that by supporting a small family farm, we help a good cause and support the specific growers and their associates behind the production. And that it is really hard work, full of pitfalls and unforeseen circumstances, we will try to tell you in this article
Small farmers have to deal with many adverse circumstances that their livelihoods bring. From the financial undervaluation of their produce and labour to unpredictable weather and crop-destroying bugs. Let's take a closer look at the problems.
If you really love coffee, you'll find the perfect storage conditions for it. Roasted coffee is very sensitive to environmental influences. You're buying a quality selection of coffee and you want the aroma and taste to remain fresh for weeks after roasting. So let's find out how.
It is generally accepted among people that the time and intensity of roasting of the coffee bean somehow affects the caffeine content of the bean. The darker the beans the stronger the coffee and vice versa? Is this a myth or is there some truth to it? In this article you will find out how it really is.
On our blog we have already described the roasting process and its degrees, we have discussed thecomposition of coffee, but we have not yet addressed the much-discussed question of whether the level of roasting affects the caffeine content of coffee.
Have you ever asked a barista about the type of coffee you're having at a coffee shop? If so, you probably got a complicated answer, including a side note about the altitude at which the coffee was grown. This begs the question, what does altitude have to do with the coffee you're drinking? And why does it even matter?
That's a shame for any roaster, because well and sensitively roasted coffee is the hallmark of a good roaster and a solid café or roastery. Let's take a look at how to handle roasting gracefully and not make unnecessary mistakes like under-roasted coffee.
The basis of professional roasting is to have mastered the basic roasting profile, the S-curve, and of course to be fully committed to the roasting profession. In the beginning, don't be afraid to try out the best possible roast on samples, research what the beans like and continue to educate yourself. Having a curve is a great stepping stone for beginners. It's an easy to achieve roast profile for the golden mean in roasting. If you master the S curve, you can start experimenting and create an original roast profile, a recognizable brand for your roastery.
The final taste of the coffee is greatly influenced by the way the coffee is processed after picking. There are basically three possible ways of processing coffee. Dry, wet and honey processing. In this article we will describe how honey processing works and how it affects the final taste of the coffee.
The beans are dried in the sun with some of the sticky pulp - hence the name honey.
Professionals, experts and amateur coffee enthusiasts are interested in new techniques and methods in the preparation and processing of coffee. The passion for experimentation often turns into empirical research that provides the community of quality coffee enthusiasts with important information about this raw material and uncovers its other secrets, benefits and possibilities. The most recent positive results of this experimentation in green coffee processing have come from a technique known as fermentation.
Robusta, by its name, refers to something strong, rough, robust. Yes, compared to Arabica the delicate plant that produces delicate coffee cherries that when dried have a mild, fruity and full-bodied taste is more earthy and typically bitter and contains up to 3 times more caffeine.
You can be completely self-sufficient when it comes to coffee and grow it literally from the "bean" or more simply from a seedling. If you look after it with love and care you can expect your first harvest in a few years. But even a young plant that hasn't yet fruited will beautify your apartment with its flowers.
It is almost impossible to establish a coffee plantation in our temperate zone, even though the temperature of the planet is increasing dramatically. The coffee plant needs a tropical to subtropical climate with higher daytime temperatures, higher humidity and regular rainfall. Temperatures below freezing are very damaging. But the coffee plant can be grown quite successfully at home. We will advise you how to do it.
Inorder fora coffeeto be called a selection, it must pass through various competitions. One of these is the Cup of Excellence global competition.
You're wondering what kind of coffee to buy. You're probably choosing from a range of coffees that you're already familiar with, so you know what to look forward to, or you want to surprise your taste buds with something new. The usual clues to buying a roasted coffee package are suitability for filter or espresso use, depending on how you want to prepare your coffee, and then the promised flavour profile. Wherever you shop for coffee, try to look for one that has a little something extra. Certification.
By choosing a coffee that has been certified by one of the world's organizations, you're contributing to efforts to improve processes that lead to positive change, usually on a global scale. By purchasing certified coffee, you are motivating farmers to strive to produce coffee in accordance with the conditions set by the certification. A farmer motivated in this way is not looking for a simpler and cheaper solution, which unfortunately is often devastating for nature and for the growers themselves. By buying certified coffee, you inspire producers to produce better quality coffee and teach them respect not only fornature and the planet, but also for mutual respect between people.
At the beginning of the 20th century, a great miracle happened for all coffee lovers. Thanks to the innovations and inventions brought about by the Industrial Revolution, the very first version of the espresso machine was created. Over the years, the espresso machine has continuously improved and innovated. Until today, we have the best version of it to date. The espresso is a coffee miracle. Learn how to drink it properly so you don't miss out on a single bit of the pleasure.
In order to be able to pluck our favourite coffee we love from our cup, the coffee bean itself has to go through many processes. One of them is roasting. Today's roasted coffee requires excellent to scientific knowledge and, above all, a passion for coffee. The demand for quality coffee is constantly growing, as is the experimentation with new types of coffee and new roasting styles.
Coffee roasting has a long history. It has constantly evolved and changed. Read on to learn the whole history of coffee roasting.
When you say coffee. What do you imagine? A cup of espresso, a mocha or a scotch? You think of the smell of freshly brewed coffee. You think of little brown-coloured beans. That's what coffee is, and it's so much more. It's a plant with white flowers. Coffee is also a fruit. The colourful berries that surround the branches of these plants - coffee trees.
I remember an elderly lady, a dear customer of ours, asking if we had unflavored coffee. She read the labels on the packages of coffee on display: Brazil: chocolate and hazelnut or Rwanda: orange and black tea. She thought that theflavours described, which we can smell when drinking coffee, were added to the coffee. That she buys coffee mixed with a little dried orange and tea. She didn't want that. She wanted coffee. Bitter coffee. Since explaining that it was the coffee beans themselves, which by nature contain these flavor nuances as defined by us, was not enough, I set out to introduce the lady to the truth about coffee as a fruit.
If you buy a selection of coffee from a roaster, you'll probably see a lot of information on the packaging. But not many people understand and know all the information. The coffee was grown at 1,800 metres above sea level and processed using the honey method.
We've put together a comprehensive guide to understanding what's written on the coffee packaging. Then you will know for yourself that it will make a difference whether you buy Rwanda prepared by the dry method or Rwanda prepared by the wet method.
A lot of people have it fixed in their heads that espresso should be bitter. How do you say that? If it's brewed properly and then prepared properly by a barista, it definitely shouldn't be bitter. In a well made espresso, you should be able to discern its flavor profiles fairly easily.
But let's assume, for the sake of science, that these people are right and that espresso is bitter. A new study suggests that it is these bitter qualities of coffee that may improve a person's ability to perceive sweetness and counteract bitterness. So how is all this?
Zdeněk roasts coffee in our spa. We decided to interview him to share his story with you. You'll learn about his winding road to coffee. About what he has succeeded in his profession, but also about what has failed and what his life with coffee is like.
Over the last few months, the world has kind of turned upside down. The whole world was in quarantine and nothing was the same. At the moment, one cannot rely 100% on anything. Fortunately, however, new antibodies are constantly being developed that would be victorious against the COVID - 19 virus.
There is a disinfectant waiting for you at the entrance of every store that should protect you from this virus. What does coffee have to do with this, you ask? Two scientists in Germany are trying to make a disinfectant out of coffee. How do they plan to do that?
We often hear phrases like, make your coffee from freshly roasted coffee or freshly roasted coffee is the best. But what does fresh coffee really mean? Fresh coffee can have a completely different meaning depending on who you ask. And sometimes fresh doesn't mean it was roasted 5 minutes ago. When is the ideal time to use coffee beans after roasting? And why do you need to wait? That's what I'm going to tell you today.
Just as in the Czech Republic you will find "turk", in almost every country you will find their typical form of coffee. Some of them are known all over the world, others the opposite. What kind of coffee can you have in Austria, Sweden or Mexico? I will tell you in this article.
Brazil is one of the world's coffee superpowers. When coffee settled here, it was a great success. Coffee has changed Brazil both politically and culturally, and has shifted its economy. But now the coffee culture in Brazil is in decline and coffee from Brazil is not as appreciated as it used to be. What went wrong?
The turbulent history of coffee has left a deep imprint on El Salvador's history, politics and development. No other country in the region has depended so deeply on coffee, and its fortunes have risen and fallen sharply through cycles of boom and bust that Salvadorans call 'el grano de oro' ('the bean of gold'). Coffee has treated very differently the elite, whose wealth has grown during the boom and bust years, and the small farmers and workers who have been exploited at almost every turn.
Bolivian coffee is just beginning to make a name for itself in the world of fine coffees. Once Bolivia was considered a producer of poor quality coffee that was only suitable for roasting blends, it decided to work on changing its image and started to improve with every bean. In this very poor country, it is about creating the infrastructure, technology and skills needed to produce a quality product that promotes economic, social and environmental sustainability. Initiatives such as Fair Trade and organic farming, along with economic development projects, have provided coffee producers with opportunities and support at local, national and international levels.
Coffee production in Costa Rica began in the late 17th century in the Central Valley, which had ideal soil and climate conditions for coffee plantations. Arabica coffee trees were brought into the country directly from Ethiopia. In the nineteenth century, the Costa Rican government strongly promoted coffee production, and by 1821, at the time of independence, the value of coffee was realized as an export product and as an opportunity to free farmers from poverty. By 1829, coffee had become a major source of income, surpassing cocoa, tobacco and sugar.
In 1832, Costa Rica began exporting coffee to Chile, where it was repackaged and sent to England. In 1843, a shipment was sent directly to the United Kingdom and the British then developed an interest in the country. They invested heavily in Costa Rica's coffee industry and became a major export customer until World War II.
The site of the coffee discovery is relatively close to Kenya, but getting there was no easy task, full of bloodshed. TheArabs who controlled coffee enslaved thousands of Kenyans who worked oncoffee plantations in Kenya and Arabia. The following year, 1900, British settlers quickly took control of the land, leading to further bloodshed.
While the global coffee crisis has exacerbated the problems faced by the Mayan people in Guatemala over the past few years, they have resisted centuries of long-term oppression since the Spanish arrived on their shores and began disrupting their indigenous way of life. Itbegan when the Spanish monarchy granted settlers theright to much of the land, and traditional Maya lands became large estates on which the indigenous people were forced to work. During the colonial period and after Central American independence in 1823, various laws were passed regarding theleasing of land, this drove the indigenous people off their land or turned them into "inhabitants" of the new plantations.
In Nicaragua, everyone is considered a poet until proven otherwise. This rich land of lakes, volcanoes, poets and rebels is also the latest sound of what some are calling a revolution in quality coffee. Since coffee arrived in Nicaragua in the mid-18th century, it has played a significant role in Nicaragua's economy and environment. Coffee has been the engine of Nicaragua' s national economic development process . It is one of the nation's primary sources of foreign exchange and provides the economic backbone for thousands of rural communities. More than 40,000farm families grow the bean, often in ways thatprotect Nicaragua's precious forests and do not threaten biodiversity. In the late 1990 s, coffee contributed USD 140 million annually to the national economy and provided the equivalent of 280,000 permanent agricultural jobs .
Mexico is one of the largest coffee producingcountries in the world and the largest producer of organic coffee, accounting for 60% of world production in 2000. The vast majority of Mexican coffee, especially organic coffee, is grown by small farmers in the southernmost states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. These two states have also become thepoorest in the country and, not coincidentally, have thelargest indigenous populations. Coffee is one of Mexico' smost lucrative exports and nearly half a million small farmers and their families rely on thecrop for their economic survival.
Ecuador is known as one of the mostbiologically diverse countries in the world. There are more than 1500 species of birds in the country, roughly1/6 of all bird species in the world. Despite its small size (comparable to Colorado), Ecuador ranks not only fifth in total number of birds, but also seventh for reptiles, third for amphibians, and sixth for butterflies. In fact, Ecuador has twice as many plant and animal species as the United States and Canada, four times as many as all of Europe, and the largest number of plant species per unit area in the Americas. Unfortunately, the rate of deforestation is occurring at an alarming rate: currently only 6% of the country's tropical forests remain .
Burundi is a small country in central and eastern Africa bordered by Tanzania, Rwanda, Congo and Lake Tanganyika. Burundi gained independence from Belgium in 1962 as the Kingdom of Burundi, but themonarchy was overthrown in 1966 and arepublic was established. Political violence and undemocratic changes of power have marked much of its history. Burundi's first democratically elected president, Hutu, was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office. The internationally mediated Arusha Agreement signed in 2000 and subsequent ceasefire agreements with armed movements ended the civil war of 1993-2005. Burundi's second democratic elections were held in 2005. Pierre NKURUNZIZA was elected president in 2005 and 2010 and again in controversial elections in 2015. Burundi still faces many economic and political challenges.
Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, is the original home of coffee (Arabica). Kaffa, the province in the southwestern highlands where coffee first flowered, gave the crop its name. Formal cultivation and use of coffee as a beverage began in the early 9th century. Earlier, coffee trees proliferated wildly in the forests of Kaffa , and the region may have been familiar with the berry and the beverage. According to the ancient history of Ethiopia , the Abyssinian goat herder Kaldi, who lived around 850 AD, discoveredcoffee. He watched his goats jump excitedly and bleat loudly after chewing the bright red berries that grew on nearby green bushes. Kaldi tried a few berries himself and soon felt a sense of joy. He filled his pockets with berries and ran home to announce his discovery. At his wife's suggestion, he took the berries to the monks at the monastery at Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River.
Sometimes you hear about choice coffees being auctioned off for unbelievable amounts and you wonder who and why anyone would buy it? Want to learn more about this issue and find out what role these exclusive select coffees play in today's market? Then continue reading.
Peru is located in the west in South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador, with a total area of 1,285,220km2. Peru's climate is very diverse, ranging from tropical in the east, to arid desert in the west, to temperate to cool mountains in the Andes. The different climates correspond closely to Peru's primary geographical regions, including the western coastal plain (costa), the high and rugged Andes in the centre (sierra) and the eastern lowland jungle of the Amazon basin (selva).
Around the world, the soil of volcanic areas is commonly considered more "fertile" for growing various crops, including coffee. But why?
Anything from using a different grinder to trying a completely new brewing method can mean you waste more coffee than you normally would. Not only does it cost you more money, but it's also worse for the environment.
So let's read on to find out how to keep waste to a minimum and save more than just your wallet.
Coffee has a very long and rich history. Do you know how it came to us in Bohemia? Where was the first coffee shop in our country and who founded it? Come with me to dig into coffee history!
Choosing a coffee can be quite complicated for the uninitiated. If you don't know the terms on the packaging, it can be difficult for you to know what coffee is best for you. A common label you may see on coffee packaging may say 100% Arabica. But what does that mean and why should it be the best coffee?
When we say coffee, we think of a cup of delicious beverage. But what if there's leftover coffee and you're sorry to throw it away? Don't worry, coffee can be used not only for drinking, but also for 15 other possibilities. From cleaning and household use to gardening and even for your health and beauty. So you better think twice before throwing away your leftover coffee!
What can you do withcoffee that has already been roasted? You can probably think of one thing right away, making it into a delicious cup of coffee. However, if you have old coffee beans at home that have gone stale or you don't like the taste of the coffee, we have an alternative solution for using them so you don't have to throw them in the bin straight away. Let's see what coffee can do!
The classic sweet, medium-bodied coffee, produced in Colombia, takes its place among the most famous flavours in the world. Generations of hard-working growers dating back to the colonisation of Latin America point to this crop as their only source of income. Without coffee, much of the nation would not be able to survive. But Colombia's miracle tree has not caught on as quickly as you might think. Let's take a look at how the Spanish forefathers of modern Colombia founded one of the largest coffee exporting empires on the planet.
Have you ever wondered what happens to a coffee log after the coffee is brewed? Have you wondered about the effects of your coffee drinking habit and liking? We can advise you on how to drink coffee in an environmentally sustainable way.
Is it possible to impact people's livesby buying a packet of coffee? In Rwanda, coffee is more than a local crop. It gives people jobs, self-worth and children shoes. The people of Rwanda still have images in their minds of the not-so-distant suffering and massacres of war. The survivors of the 'ghost villages' find solace and meaning in growing coffee, with which comes the hope of a better future.
The quirky way of processing coffee has become a sensation and a luxury item. The story of civet coffee, which began as a stopgap solution. As the only way to get coffee among the colonized Indonesians. Today it's a business built on animal suffering.
Although coffee is the most popular drink around the world, it hasn't always been easy for people in the past. At one time it was considered the drink of the gods and at other times it was a devilish potion. I've got a selection of the best stories from coffee history for you.
Can the environment in which you consume coffee affect its taste? The results of a study show how increased noise can also affect how your coffee tastes. So, not only is the quality of the beans and preparation important for maximum coffee enjoyment, but also where you drink your coffee.
Arabica, Robusta, Liberica. All these coffees are quite familiar to you, but what about Stenophylla? Have you heard of this coffee plant that is the future of coffee? Let's introduce it.
The coffee world is evolving and shifting every year. You don't just get espresso or cappuccino in coffee shops anymore. Home coffee preparation is also evolving and is no longer just based on instant coffee. Coffee trends have undoubtedly been influenced by the current situation. What is trending in the coffee world in 2023? Find out in today's article.
To better understand the third coffee wave and the roasters of fine coffees, you will also need to look at the foreign ones. Especially those that were at the beginning of the specialty coffee boom and that are nowadays setting the direction of roasting. One of them is the Berlin-based roastery The Barn, and that's what we'll be talking about this time.
Italian coffee, that's the bitter and dark roast. But that's not the case with coffee from Italian roaster Gardelli Coffee. This is because it has a high cupping score and has already won several awards. I'll tell you what's behind this success and how Gardelli Coffee approaches roasting in this article.
London is one of Europe's centres of fine coffee, and it is also the home of Square Mile, one of the pioneers of the coffee industry. Who and what is behind the roastery's success? That's not the only thing this article will discuss.
Among the countries that are renowned for having perfectly brewed, fine coffee are those in Scandinavia. This time we'll be talking about Denmark, and more specifically about the local roastery La Cabra. If you want to find out what makes this roastery stand out and how they approach their coffee selection, then read on.
Denmark is full of fine coffee roasters. One of those that deserves attention is The Coffee Collective. So come and find out who is behind the roastery and how they approach coffee selection and roasting.
If someone asked you to name the superpowers with roasters of fine coffee, Germany and the Scandinavian countries would definitely be there. The Hungarian roaster Casino Mocca, which has been enriching the coffee scene since 2013, also deserves attention. Let's find out what makes this roastery unique.
Berlin is full of top-quality coffee roasters. Why should you pay attention if you come across Five Elephant? If you want to find out what makes this roastery stand out among the rest and what its story is, read on.
Northern Europeans love coffee and their coffee consumption matches it. It is therefore not surprising that many roasters of fine coffee can be found there. Drop Coffee Roasters definitely deserves your attention. Read on to find out how their approach is different or what guides them when choosing and buying coffee from producers?
What are the top roasters of fine coffee in Poland? There are several. But this time I will introduce you to one of the biggest ones, the Hard Beans roastery. What is behind their success and what values are important for them in roasting? This is what this article will be about.
What does it look like when one of the most awarded and talented people in the coffee scene starts his own roastery? Read on to find out what makes Tim Wendelboe Roastery unique and how they approach the selection of beans at this roastery.
April Coffee Roasters is another Danish roastery that deserves attention. What makes their approach to farmers unique? And what is different about their coffee production? I'll tell you more about that in this very article.
This time we look back to the origins of specialty coffee, as Hasbean is one of the oldest specialty coffee roasters in Europe. So today I'm going to tell you what and who is behind this long-standing success. Or what makes Hasbean stand out among other roasters.
If I had to identify one city as a coffee mecca, it would definitely be Berlin. Fjord Coffee Roasters is another roastery with roots in this German capital. I'll tell you what's behind its creation and what unique things it offers its customers in the following lines.
Girls Who Grind Coffee, a British roastery that puts emphasis not only on where the coffee comes from or how it is processed, but also who processes it. Who is behind this all-female roastery and what is its story? I will tell you in the following lines.
Several important roasters of fine coffee can also be found in the Netherlands. One of the most famous is the white label coffee roaster. Read on to find out who is behind the white label coffee roasters and how they approach roasting.
Perhaps everyone has a favourite coffee from one or two countries of origin. Unfortunately, you can't enjoy it all year round. When you find your favourite coffee in the roastery's offer depends on the coffee harvest season in the countries concerned. Read on to find out when coffee is harvested in which countries.
Berlin is undoubtedly one of Europe's most distinctive coffee cities. Since the beginning of what we refer to as the third wave of coffee, the 19grams coffee roastery has been based here. What is its story and what is their approach to roasting fine coffee? Read on to find out how they do it at 19grams coffee.
Which coffee influencers do we have in the Czech Republic and which foreign influencers should not escape your attention? That's what we'll talk about in today's article. Influencers have an impact on people's opinions and behaviour in various fields and it is no different in the world of coffee. Most influencers share where to go for a good coffee or how to prepare it at home. You can also find influencers collaborating with coffee shops or roasters.
There are never enough opportunities to further your knowledge of fine coffee. Whether it's coffee books, coffee influencers or our blog, you've heard of it all. How about the coffee magazine Standart? This project, which comes from our Slovakian brothers, is definitely worth your attention too. And so, in this article, I will introduce it to you in detail.
Cupping or coffee tasting. A unique opportunity to find out what you like best and to compare your perception of coffee flavours and aromas. And do you know how to use the cupping form and what a cupping score is? I'll tell you everything, come taste with me!
One of the most important moments affecting the taste of a coffee bean is its roasting. But what are the differences in roasting coffee for espresso and filter coffee? And what is an omni roast? Let's explain together.
There is nothing more invigorating than the smell of brewed morning coffee. Do you know what's behind the fruity or even nutty notes? What actually causes the bitter notes in coffee? Let's take a look at coffee in a slightly chemical sense.
Do you want to perfect your barista skills? I've got 8 tips for you to be a better home barista, so let's take a look at them.
I'm sure you know it too, you brew a cup of coffee and by the time you get to it, the coffee is cold. Does it make sense to reheat it or make iced coffee instead?
Buying a first coffee grinder is as significant for a coffee beginner as buying a new house for a family. However, despite the best decision-making, the original model of grinder will eventually become unsuitable. When is it worth replacing it with a new one?
You can have the best selection of coffee, but the right beans are crucial to the final taste of the beverage. I trust that you carefully considered all the parameters when you first bought your coffee grinder and made the best decision you could. But the more of a coffee expert you are, the more flaws you may observe in your machine. That's why it might be time to replace your old coffee grinder with another one.
Farmgirls, roasters, baristas. Despite the demands of working in the coffee industry, there are many women in it, and it is to them that this article will be dedicated, which may serve to broaden your horizons and to thank them.
How long does it take to get coffee from the farm to the roastery and what do roasters have to do? Read on to find out how the green coffee buying process works.
Choosing the right coffee processing method is one of the most important steps in the coffee making process. The processing determines what flavour characteristics the final cup will have. Among coffee cherry processing, it is the preparation by fermentation or fermentation that scores as a hit. Let's take a look together at what makes fermented coffee so special!
Whether we're talking about organic, organic or eco coffee, they all stand for the same thing. These are coffees that are produced in an environmentally responsible way. The farmers who grow the coffees strive to maintain the quality of the soil, water and respect for animals and nature.
The French Press is one of the simplest alternative coffee brewing methods that anyone can do. Just grind the coffee, pour hot water, wait and stir? Your filter is almost finished and the last step is in front of you. To stir or not to stir?
Nitro Cold Brew is the newest way to enjoy coffee. Once your customers try Nitro coffee, they won't want anything else. Injecting nitrogen gas into the drink creates a smooth, creamy texture that is simply irresistible.
What do you offer with your pipe? Tea, drink? How about a selection of coffee? Coffee and pipes have always been together. I discussed how to combine these trends with the owner of Shisha Relax Bar and barista Láďa Fabík.
A sudden rush of customers is a familiar situation in many cafes. Even for more experienced baristas it can be stressful, but it's part of working in a café. However, there are a few tips and strategies to make the biggest peaks as manageable as possible.
By the time the coffee reaches the barista's hands, it has already been sorted many times. It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that the process of making specialty coffee is a sorting process. Sometimes it only takes one bad bean to ruin a whole cup of coffee.
Why does naturally processed coffee taste different than washed coffee? And why does Kenyan coffee taste like lemons? The processing method, the origin of the coffee and the variety have a big impact on the taste and aroma of your cup. Let's take a look together at why this is so.
Both pumpkin and coffee belong to cold autumn days. Together, these two ingredients can create a tasty treat on the plate. We've teamed up with foodblogger Bara, who shares her delicious recipes on the blog reBarbora's kitchen, and together we present the recipe for pumpkin latte tartlets.
Who can make the best cup of coffee with the AeroPress? That and more is what the global AeroPress Championship competition is trying to find out, with the championship also taking place in the Czech Republic. Let's take a look together at how it went.
Do you know how hard your water is? How often do you descale your coffee machine? Is it even necessary? Today, let's talk about water and what it brings to your coffee makers.
If you haven't made tea in a Moka teapot before, you're missing out on a great experience. Not only will the results be just as good, but it will save you money, counter space and time. In fact, making tea in a Moka teapot is very easy.
Imagine yourself in the woods by a campfire or on the coast in a camper with a cup of freshly brewed espresso. Can't you? Of course you can. You just had to wait for a jet engineer to come along and invent the right machine. Meet: the 9Barista Espresso Machine.
Today I'm going to introduce you to coffee lover Mr. Karl. Mr. Karl used to succeed in making the café staff uncomfortable. Let's take a look at nine things Mr. Karl used to do to cause this.
We have already introduced the Flair family of coffee machines a few times. These include the Flair PRO 2 and Flair 58, which we've tested and taken a closer look at their features. Which one can make a better espresso?
Can you imagine a coffee machine that fits in your pocket? Can't you? Then read on. Today we're going to take a look at the Trinity Zero pocket coffee maker and how to make coffee in it.
You've probably read plenty of instructions for making coffee in the iconic "vé 60". One of the things that is often repeated in them is the importance of pouring the coffee slowly. Do you know why this is so important for this type of brewing? Let's remind ourselves.
Imagine a professional-quality, home-designed coffee machine that makes you want to make coffee as soon as you look at it. Now add a grinder in the same style. The Nuova Simonelli Oscar Mood a Duo is coming!
Choosing a home coffee machine can be a lot of fun at first. However, one quickly gets lost in the flood of brands and models. But there is a solution - read today's article on Lelit coffee machines. You'll find both quality machines for the undemanding user and high-end coffee machines that could be the pride of a small espresso bar.
The following lines will be addressed especially to those who buy ground coffee. I would like to convince them today that they can take their taste experience much further if they just take a small step.
You must have heard the term crema many times. But this article won't be about the creamy thick foam on a properly prepared espresso. It will be about a traditional coffee drink from the Italian-Swiss border called caffè crema.
A coffee that is stirring controversy throughout the coffee world. That's (or is it?) piccolo coffee, which we'll take a closer look at in today's article.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world and it's no wonder. More than 1 billion people around the world drink coffee every day. Which country drinks it the most each year and how is the Czech Republic doing?
A quality espresso grinder is just as crucial to a café as a coffee machine or barista - you simply can't do without them. But how do you choose the right one? Today I'm going to introduce you to the Victoria Arduino grinders that are hard to go wrong with.
As 2022 draws to a close, many of us are preparing to celebrate the arrival of the year ahead. You may already have sandwiches and sparkling wine in your fridge, but how about livening up this New Year's Eve a little and combining our love of good coffee with a drop of something spicier?
Even though our coffee recipes call for espresso, the Moka Kettle will do the job. Moka coffee is very similar to espresso and is much easier to prepare. And if you own a Bialetti teapot, you're partly out of luck.
When preparing coffee from Ethiopia, we often come across the term "heirloom", which is often misused as a coffee variety. Heirloom is not a variety of coffee from Ethiopia, but JARC can be. Why is there confusion and what is the correct term?
Would you like to have a grinder that grinds 1 kg of coffee in half a minute? If you don't run a roastery or sell ground coffee in your shop, it probably wouldn't do you any good. Still, this article might be of interest to both marketers and coffee geeks. In fact, the following lines will be about Ditting's premium Swiss grinders.
Do you know what the machine on which your coffee was roasted looks like and what principle it works on? Today we will show you what types of roasters there are, what are their advantages and disadvantages, and the Spa Coffee roaster will also have a say.
Few brands have earned such a reputation in the coffee world during their not too long existence as the German company Comandante. Let's take a look at what's behind its success.
Maintenance is essential. If you have an automatic or small lever coffee machine at home, regular cleaning and descaling is a must. But what to use for such cleaning? The following article will give you the answer.
Nuova Simonelli and Victoria Arduino are two of the best known coffee machine manufacturers. Both brands have a certain quality and prepare excellent espressos. Which one is better and what are the differences between them?
Could Luigi Bezzera have imagined 100 years ago what the fruits of his labour would look like in 2023? Probably very hardly. Today, let's take a look at some of the top home coffee machines bearing his name and idea.
We all know how important consistent grind accuracy is when making coffee. In today's article, we're going to introduce the Kruve Sifter - a sieve that will ensure your coffee always has a full and consistent flavour. Read on to find out much more.
Who says traditional is the best hasn't tried making coffee in an Otto. Well, more than one coffee maker hasn't, because the Otto - the modern Turkish coffee maker - is new for 2023. Let's explore it.
Now, "Grandma, advise." Cold Brew is totally yummy and we can get tired of coffee rarities. But does it go together? Is it worth it to use high-end coffee to make Cold Brew?
Technology is constantly evolving in the preparation of perfectly whipped milk via the steam nozzle of the coffee machine. In this article, we'll take a look at the history of steam-jet coffee machines and introduce the latest innovations you can find on the market.
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Do you still sometimes get confused in the coffee world and don't know what to imagine under different terms? We've put together a big coffee dictionary where you should find everything you don't know.
Global warming is a concept we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, it also affects our beloved coffee plant. As temperatures rise, our climate is changing, and global warming may affect where coffee grows in the future and whether it survives at all.
Imagine a world without coffee! Even if you don't drink coffee, imagine shopping malls and high streets without the ubiquitous coffee shops, cafes, coffee houses and other outlets that specialize in selling espresso, cappuccino, latte, café noir, mocha, café macchiato or just java. But a few centuries ago, coffee was banned in a number of countries.
Have you heard of Liberica coffee? Unlike Arabica or Robusta coffee, Liberica coffee stays out of the coffee world. However, Liberica could gradually earn its place among the coffee trees.
International Women's Day is around the corner and you are wondering what to get your beloved wife, mother or grandmother? Forget about flowers. Women love wellness! And with the added value of CBD benefits, even more so.
Much has been written about the aerobic and anaerobic processing of coffee. But is there also enough talk about the subsequent preparation of coffee processed in this way? We will show you 3 recipes that will guide you through the preparation of anaerobically fermented coffee.
Coffee capsules were first introduced by Nespresso in the mid-1980s and have since become popular around the world. Today their variety is huge, there are many to choose from and we can enjoy almost any beverage.
At what temperature do you let your favourite coffee bloom in the dripper? 80 °C? 90 °C? 94 °C? What if I told you: "try it with water as hot as the tap," or "try throwing a few ice cubes on the dripper." Yes, today it's about cold brew and how it affects the final taste of the coffee.
Keep your café where your customers are. No matter where it is, with a mobile café you can get there. Turn a passion for coffee into a great business project at minimal cost.
Cascara has been spectacularly hailed as the next big thing in the coffee world. In 2018, demand for Cascara became so high that it far exceeded the price of the coffee itself. Despite this booming business, Cascara cannot be legally sold in the European Union, except in Switzerland. A 1997 EU law stipulated that any "novel" food, i.e., one that was not widely consumed in the EU prior to this law, must undergo testing and research before being sold. So what's the deal with Cascara?
The coffee roasting process transforms green coffee beans into roasted coffee that is aromatic and full of flavour. It is up to the skill of the roaster to develop all the flavours. But what exactly happens during the roasting process? Today we're going to look at the whole roasting process and a few basic concepts, variables that are fundamentally related to roasting.
You've got a new coffee at home and you're just looking forward to taking a moment for yourself and your fine-tuned espresso in the morning before breakfast. We all know the recipe for pancakes. But before we get to this sweet treat, we need to understand the proper temperature at which coffee should be brewed.