September 14, 2022

What is Touba coffee & how do you prepare it?

Across many countries in the Middle East and Africa, traditional brewing methods are still popular today – in both coffee houses and at home. One...

August 18, 2022

What is aged coffee?

The proper storage of green coffee is essential for maintaining freshness and quality. When green coffee is exposed to too much humidity, heat, or light,...

July 11, 2022

What is qahwa coffee & how do you prepare it?

Qahwa (also known as kahwa or Arabic coffee) is a traditional method of preparing coffee in the Middle East – with each country generally having...

February 7, 2022

Exploring the syrups & flavourings market in the coffee sector

Over the last 15 years, we have seen the spread of flavoured coffee drinks made with syrups around the world. These have been popularised by...

August 11, 2021

Why do coffee plants flower & what does it mean for producers?

The blooming of white, fragrant flowers on coffee plants is the first step of a year-long journey. When their crops flower, farmers can start to...

August 9, 2021

A guide to brewing larger volumes of coffee at home

Brewing larger volumes of coffee at home can be challenging. As you increase your brew weight, you need to correspondingly tweak other variables, including your...

July 27, 2021

Cleaning your coffee brewer at home

The quality of home-brewed coffee depends on a huge number of different factors, from the consistency of your grind to the temperature of your water....

July 14, 2021

Make your own coffee liqueur at home

Coffee-flavoured spirits or liqueurs have been served alone or as part of cocktails for more than three centuries. A coffee liqueur is essentially a distilled alcoholic...

June 23, 2021

Choosing the best paper filter for your pour over coffee

Paper filters have a reputation for giving your cup of coffee a cleaner and more vibrant flavour when compared to filters made from other materials,...

May 26, 2021

“A wonderful symphony of flavours”: Exploring the coffee negroni

Few cocktails have enjoyed the same level of popularity as the negroni over the last 100 years. It is versatile, refreshing, and has an entire...

May 12, 2021

What is excelsa coffee?

Discovered in Africa at the turn of the 20th century, excelsa coffee is a unique, resilient, and productive species, despite its minimal presence in the...

March 16, 2021

Tiramisu: The classic Italian coffee dessert

Tiramisu is one of the most popular desserts in the entire world. It is a traditional Italian sweet dish, made with coffee, sponge, egg yolks,...

March 15, 2021

Exploring the cuccuma: A traditional Neapolitan coffee pot

Decades older than both espresso and the moka pot, the cuccuma (also known as the cuccumela or the Neapolitan flip coffee pot) is a traditional...

February 18, 2021

Four coffee desserts you can make at home

For centuries, coffee drinkers have paired some of their favourite beverages with a range of different foods. Perhaps most notably, desserts, from cakes and cookies...

February 9, 2021

Sugar in coffee: Exploring an age-old habit

All around the world, people add sugar or sweeteners to their coffee, and have done so for centuries.  Although third wave coffee consumers generally lean...

January 18, 2021

Exploring the espresso martini

The espresso martini is an iconic drink that has risen in popularity among lovers of coffee, cocktails, and everything in between. Supposedly invented in 1983...