The coffee bean is thought to have been first established in Ethiopia in the 15th century. By the 16th century, it had made its way to the rest of the Middle East, including South India, Persia, Turkey, and Africa. A short while later, and after the benefits of its use was realised, coffee spread to the Balkans, Italy, and finally, to the rest of Europe and America.
You've bought the best roasted coffee beans, got the best coffee machine or new pour-over coffee set and even studied YouTube to ensure you make it properly. But how do you store your expensive beans to ensure they taste as delicious as when they were first roasted? Can you freeze coffee? How long can keep? There are so many different types of coffee on the market, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you...
Green coffee beans have become one of the latest foodie fads, promising an array of great health benefits. Yet there's also a lot of misinformation surrounding this mysterious new way of drinking coffee. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at what green coffee beans really are and how these are different from roasted coffee beans – and why you should be adding them to your own healthy diet.
No matter the occasion, finding the ideal coffee gifts is always challenging. There are many fantastic options on the market for any coffee lover, ranging from the inexpensive to the more elaborate. But like with tea, everyone has their favourites, and even for the most adventurous amongst us, we have some tips when choosing the most popular coffee-based gifts.
Coffee enthusiasts the world over are perpetually looking for new ways to experience their favourite drink, and after the recent flurry over iced coffee, cold-brewed coffee is now the latest in a long line of trends to make headlines. But what does the term ‘cold brewed coffee’ even mean, who invented it and how can you create your own cold brew coffee at home from fresh coffee beans?
No matter where you live in the world, chances are you visit a coffee shop at least once per week? In a rush to get your caffeine-fix and busy staff keen to serve you and get to the next customer, you may feel silly asking a question. Even the most devoted gourmet coffee drinker could be forgiven for feeling a little confused at some of the barista speak! Let’s look at some of the vital coffee questions you’ve always been too afraid to ask
While it may not feel like it at times, we do live in a fantastic time - if you love coffee that is! Few joys in life beat a really excellent cup of coffee. Whether you are leisurely sipping a cappuccino in a cafe while on holiday or grabbing a takeaway latte on the go in the morning - coffee is an integral part of modern day living. Now more than ever, it is easy to get any type of coffee from any country in the world online... But how do you know what you're really buying is genuine arabica coffee beans (or robusta) and that it is real quality?
It's the football World Cup time, and we have created our own TEAm to enjoy during the global tournament. With a speciality tea (or coffee) in every position that is sure to enhance your viewing experience - with or without caffeine - we are confident our TEAm will go all the way and hopefully we make it to the final... Put the kettle on!
Coffee has a long history since it's original discovery in Ethiopia, with a rich history spanning centuries across continents, all the way up to today, as a drink with a truly universal appeal. It's evolved and changed along with human civilisation and looks now to change even further over the coming decades as the world wakes up to luxury coffee brands. We explore coffee over the last 1,000 years...
The health benefits of drinking black coffee have been debated for centuries. Famous philosophers, authors and even politicians have all purported the benefits of drinking coffee in helping them perform at their best. While modern scientific research has highlighted some of the risks of consuming too much caffeine in an ever-increasing highly-caffeinated society; natural coffee beans has many health benefits. We've addressed the top 10 coffee questions we often get asked...
Much has been written about England's long love affair with tea, and its rich history spanning centuries of British culture engrained in tradition. Yet coffee is often forgotten amid all this talk of tea, despite its impressive presence in Britain for as long as tea has. Speciality coffee shops are now a mainstay of British towns and cities – everything from a giant chain like Starbucks to a small boutique venue serving every kind of exotic coffee imaginable. Coffee is back!