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Get the Summer Shakes!

Get the Summer Shakes!

Get the Summer Shakes!Whatever the weather, we do love a good excuse for some deliciously cool drinks in the garden in the summer months... ok, weeks! Our Sarah got creative with some of our cool iced latte's and has created three tempting simple summer shakes for you...

Caffeine & Breastfeeding

Caffeine & Breastfeeding

Caffeine & BreastfeedingWe get asked every now and then about the health benefits of coffee and caffeine. More recently we were asked specifically about the effects of caffeine during breastfeeding with a newborn, so we caught up with our great friend, Emily from...

Coffee cocktail recipes for cocktails at home

Coffee cocktail recipes for cocktails at home

We’re chuffed to bits that it’s starting to get a bit warmer, sunnier and, dare we say it, hopeful out there at the moment. We’re sipping our steamy cappuccinos still, but definitely erring into cold brew territory when the sun dares to say hello.

Is your coffee under or over extracted?

Is your coffee under or over extracted?

Coffee extraction: how you can tell if you're over or under extracting ingIf you’re new to the fresh coffee game, you may not be familiar with the phrase ‘extraction’. While it sounds like something rather mechanical, it’s actually one of the most natural elements of...

How to store coffee

How to store coffee

Learn how you should properly store your coffee at home; the science behind itSo, you’ve accepted that fresh coffee, whether in whole coffee beans or ground coffee form, is the way to go. You’ve thrown out the instant and vowed to go for the best quality coffee from...

How to make a macchiato

How to make a macchiato

Learn how you can make the perfect macchiato at home with your espresso machineHow to make the perfect macchiato We’re all familiar with the coffee shop standards: cappuccino, espresso, latte. You might even have made your first attempt in creating some of the coffee...

How to make the perfect latte

How to make the perfect latte

Learn how you can make the perfect latte at homeHow to make the perfect latte It’s a real coffee shop favourite, and a lovely coffee drink to accompany your favourite muffin. The latte is well loved here in the UK, and with good reason. It gives you the pick me up you...

How you can nail latte art

How you can nail latte art

Learn how you can nail latte art using your espresso machineNailing latte art It’s the stuff of instagram filters and barista courses. The ultimate in coffee skills, and the coffee lover’s status symbol: you’ve got it, it’s latte art. We’ve all been there, ogling a...

How to brew using the pour over method

How to brew using the pour over method

What is and how do you brew using the Pour Over method?It’s the stuff of lazy Sunday morning, sun creeping in the window and hygge slow living. It’s the brewing method that will grace your social media feed with a real coffee aficionado vibe (providing your instagram...

How you can make Cold Brew Coffee

How you can make Cold Brew Coffee

How do you make cold brew coffee? Your guide to brewing the perfect cold drinkThe TL;DR of how to make cold brew coffee Grind 36g of coffee to a coarse grind, get 200-250ml of either room temperature or iced coffee to hand and using a cheese cloth, strain the coffee...

How to brew using a Stove Top

How to brew using a Stove Top

How to craft the perfect home espresso using a Stove Top (or Moka Pot)So you’ve found yourself with a rather snazzy looking Stove Top coffee pot. You might be calling it a percolator, a Bialetti, a stovetop espresso maker, or a Moka pot. It’s a cool, and fairly...

What is an espresso?

What is an espresso?

What is an espresso?The espresso is a concentrated drink which makes the base for many of barista style drinks you will be familiar with such as the latte, flat white, cappuccino, macchiato and many more. The go-to for sleepless students with a deadline, exhausted...

How to make a cappuccino

How to make a cappuccino

How to make a cappuccino: your guide to crafting the perfect cappuccinoYou wouldn’t be caught dead ordering it after 11am in Rome. It’s  likely to leave you with a coffee mustache. It’s the slow weekend, sipping kind of beverage. And it’s one of those coffee drinks...

Best non dairy milk for coffee

Best non dairy milk for coffee

This article is about the wide and wonderful world of dairy-free milk alternatives, so if you tend to take your coffee black, you’re welcome to read on—just know what you’re getting yourself into.

Coffee Blends

Coffee Blends

There are different types of coffee blends to be aware of. In this article, we explain what a blend is and how they can differ. Read more…

Chemex brew method

Chemex brew method

How you should brew using the chemex brew method for a tasty cup of coffeeWhat is a Chemex? The Chemex brew method is very similar to the Hario V60 method. The main difference being that you're brewing into a decanter rather than directly into your mug or chosen...

Cortado coffee

Cortado coffee

The best way to think of a Cortado is as an espresso with a little something esstra (see what we did there?), the addition of steamed milk. Read more…

Different types of coffee

Different types of coffee

A complete guide on all the different types of coffeeCould you imagine a world without coffee? Close your eyes for a moment and try to imagine a day of your life with no coffee. No drip coffee or French press in the morning, no espresso or latte at lunch, no affogato...

Buying a coffee roaster

Buying a coffee roaster

What you should know when thinking about buying a coffee roasterWhat to know when making your purchase When buying either your first small coffee roaster to get your coffee roasting business off to a start, or you’re simply a hobbyist looking to buy a home roaster to...

The Best Types of Coffee Grinders You Can Buy

The Best Types of Coffee Grinders You Can Buy

The best types of coffee grinders you can buyWhy is it important to get the grind right? It's no secret that Americans, especially young Americans, spend a good chunk of change on coffee. In fact, the average American spends over £800 every year on their caffeine...

Health benefits of drinking coffee

Health benefits of drinking coffee

What are the health benefits of drinking coffee?What are the health benefits of drinking coffee? Before we dive into what the health benefits of drinking coffee are, we are not claiming to be experts in the remedies of coffee. However, over the years of research which...

Understanding coffee varietals

Understanding coffee varietals

Understanding coffee varietals: what are they and what do they mean?We want to educate you about the coffee beans you buy One of our missions is to educate and empower people all over the world, that’s right, not just the UK, to truly enjoy a great cup of coffee. One...

How to use a French Press

How to use a French Press

Learn how to brew your coffee using the popular french press...or CafetiereWhat is a French Press? The French Press (or also known as the Cafetiere) is a classic and simple method of brewing your coffee. It's often used because it's the most simplest way to brew your...

How to use an AeroPress

How to use an AeroPress

Learn how to use an AeroPressWhat is an Aeropress and how do I brew with it? An AeroPress is a brewing method which combines a French Press, Pour Over and Espresso. We'll explain why below, but first, follow the simple instructions outlined below in order to perfect...

Learn about roasting coffee

Learn about roasting coffee

Learn about roasting coffee and the differences between light, medium and dark roastsWhat's the difference in coffee roasts? There are three difference types of roasting profiles, light, medium and dark. When roasting coffee, the person roasting will have what's...

Buying coffee beans online

Buying coffee beans online

Buying coffee beans onlineChoosing the right coffee beans Deciding which coffee bean to try is like deciding which aftershave or perfume to try. It's all down to personal taste. Having said that, there are some factors at play which will help you decide what to try....

What is a flat white coffee?

What is a flat white coffee?

Have you ever wondered what a flat white is and where it originated? In our article, we’ll tell you about the origins whilst giving you a step by step guide on how to make the perfect flat white…