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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 its own unique recipe. As a brewing method, qahwa has long since been an integral aspect of Arab culture, and it is symbolic of a number of cultural and religious principles that are commonplace in Middle Eastern countries. I spoke with two local coffee professionals… read more

Qahwa (also known as kahwa or Arabic coffee) is a traditional method of preparing coffee in the Middle East – with each country generally having its own unique recipe. As a brewing method, qahwa has long since been an integral… read more

January 7, 2021

What Is Café De Olla?

The café de olla is a historic Mexican coffee beverage made by combining spices and coffee in a clay pot. The exact recipe used for...

January 4, 2021

What Is The Espresso Romano?

The espresso romano is a simple yet intriguing beverage. In its purest form, it is an espresso served with a slice of lemon, even though...

December 22, 2020

Butter Coffee: What Is It & Why Do People Drink It?

In the late 2000s, lifestyle author and the CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, returned from Tibet after drinking yak butter tea at high altitudes. In...

December 18, 2020

What Is The Turmeric Latte?

In recent years, coffee shop customers have come to demand more from their beverages. With an emerging consumer focus on health and wellness, more and...

December 8, 2020

What Is The Caffè Marocchino?

Layering coffee drinks takes more time and precision than making a normal espresso-based beverage. Despite this, their unique presentation – as the drinks are often...

October 29, 2020

What Is The Pumpkin Spice Latte?

In many countries in the northern hemisphere, autumn means cold weather, grey skies, and brown leaves. For baristas and coffee shops, it means customers moving...

October 12, 2020

What Is A Café Au Lait?

There are dozens of milk-based coffee drinks available on the average coffee shop menu. For those without a way to brew espresso or a steam...

October 6, 2020

What Is A Mocha?

Coffee and chocolate have plenty in common. Both come from plants that thrive in equatorial tropical countries, both are sought after for their beans, and...

September 14, 2020

What Is A Café Con Leche?

Although the words “café con leche” literally translate into English as “coffee with milk”, making the drink isn’t quite that simple. There are dozens of...

September 7, 2020

What Is Coffee Leaf Tea?

The most valuable part of a coffee plant is its cherry. After harvesting and processing, it gives us the beans which we roast, grind, and...

September 1, 2020

What Is A Matcha Latte?

The matcha latte first emerged on coffee shop menus a few years ago, and it has seen a considerable rise in popularity over a relatively...

August 24, 2020

What Is A Long Black?

Ask for a long black in a coffee shop and you’ll get something that might look similar to an americano at first glance. Dig a...

June 15, 2020

What Is a Ristretto?

When you want a concentrated coffee drink without additions or frills, you’ll order an espresso. This coffee shop staple is enjoyed around the world –...

May 25, 2020

What’s a Macchiato Coffee?

‘Macchiato’ is an Italian word that loosely translates to ‘marked’ – and is commonly used to describe the coffee beverage of the same name. Ask...

March 16, 2020

What Is a Cappuccino & How Has It Developed Over Time?

The cappuccino is a staple in coffee shops all over the world. It’s classically characterised by its dry, foamed milk top. However, it’s not as...

March 2, 2020

What Is a Cortado?

A customer walks into your coffee shop and orders a cortado. Depending on your perspective or where you are in the world, you could give...