The History of Coffee

The History of Coffee

Coffee can be traced back to Ethiopia and its ancient coffee forests; a legend is told about a goat herder named Kaldi who first saw the potential of the now popular coffee bean. He reported his findings to a local monastery who made a drink from the berries and were surprised how it kept the […]

Tea Consumption

The History of Tea – Part 2

Time for another cup of tea, the second part of our blog about the history of tea and how it became such a popular drink around the world. We start our second serving with the rise of tea smuggling in Britain. Tea Smuggling and Taxation Tea’s popularity in Britain grew like wildfire, the British loved […]

From China To Japan To Europe

The History of Tea – Part 1

Obviously, a good coffee house or cafe not only has to serve a respectable selection of good coffees, but their tea offerings also have to be pretty good too. There were tea shops all over the world before coffee actually was invented, but as coffee became more popular this traditional drink lost some of its […]

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Foods Made for Coffee

One of the most lovable things about popping into your favourite cafe for a cup of delicious freshly brewed coffee is the confectionery that is also served. Some foods are perfectly paired with a bitter cup of coffee and in this blog, we explore the best tastes to go with a steaming mug of the […]

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How to Make Real Espresso at Home

What constitutes a true espresso coffee, well the Italian Espresso National Institute have strict laws and standards that govern this. But basically, a true espresso machine forces out a small quantity of just-off boiling water under pressure through ground coffee. The resulting mixture will be thicker and creamier coffee than normal regular coffee and contain […]