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arabica coffee, arabica, gourmet coffee, types of coffee beans, robusta coffee, robusta

It is often assumed that measuring quality where different types of coffee beans are concerned is all about Arabica coffee vs Robusta coffee. In reality, it is nothing of the sort. In fact, it is perfectly possible for a cup of gourmet coffee made with Robusta beans to be significantly better than a low-quality Arabica coffee blend... 

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arabica coffee, arabica, robusta coffee, robusta, gourmet coffee, types of coffee beans

On several occasions, we have discussed how neither Arabica nor Robusta beans can be declared ‘better’ or ‘worse’ than the other. Both have the potential to produce an extraordinary cup of coffee, catering to the tastes and preferences of their own unique audiences. True gourmet coffee can be produced using either, or a...  

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arabica, arabica coffee, robusta, robusta coffee, gourmet coffee, types of coffee, types of coffee beans

Ask almost anyone to choose between the two main types of coffee beans and most will instinctively gravitate towards arabica coffee. Ever since coffee became a widely available commercial product, it has been assumed that arabica coffee is superior in every way. An assumption perpetuated by the vast majority of...  

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geisha coffee, panama geisha coffee, gesha coffee, geisha coffee beans, gourmet coffee, coffee grinder, drip coffee, french press, espresso, espresso coffee, store coffee, store coffee beans

The fact that you can pay $60 for a small cup of Panama Geisha coffee in some parts of the world says all that needs to be said for its desirability. It’s not quite as expensive if you brew your own, but is still pound-for-pound one of the priciest coffees in existence. In which case, it pays to get the brewing process right. Rather than just tossing a cup of Geisha coffee together...   

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Jamaican blue mountain coffee, blue mountain coffee, Jamaican coffee, jamaica blue mountain coffee, gourmet coffee

Kicking things off with a bonus factoid, did you know that coffee is not in fact native to Jamaica at all? It was actually introduced to the landscape of the Blue Mountains in the early 18th century, at which point the region’s farmers quickly realized they had something pretty epic on their hands! The rest, as they say, is history. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is the most...

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pour over coffee, filter coffee, pour over, gourmet coffee

Pour over coffee has been around in one form or another since coffee itself was first discovered. It’s technically the simplest form of filter coffee you can make, which involves nothing more than pouring water over a measured quantity of coffee in a filter. Simple, effective and just the thing for creating barista-quality brews at home. But what is it about pour over coffee that’s got the world so...

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nespresso pods, nespresso capsules, coffee pods, coffee capsules, specialty coffee, gourmet coffee, gourmet coffee pods

The market for coffee capsules in the UK is dominated by two undisputed powerhouses - Nespresso and Dolce Gusto. Both of which have thousands of loyal customers, who collectively purchase millions of coffee pods across the country each day. But what exactly is the main difference between Nespresso pods and Dolce Gusto coffee capsules? Is there any major distinction between the two, or...

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coffee cake, coffee cake recipe, gourmet coffee

Technically speaking, making a coffee cake is relatively easy. At its core, the simplest coffee cake recipe is basically just an everyday cake batter with the addition of coffee - liquid or dry. After which, anything you do to elevate your coffee cake recipe is entirely up to you. In any case, this in turn means that the most important rules for baking the perfect coffee cake are more or less identical to...

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unroasted coffee beans, raw coffee beans, green coffee beans, coffee roaster, gourmet coffee, fresh coffee

There are two ways of arming yourself with the freshest and most delicious coffee beans at home: 1) You can buy them from a gourmet coffee specialist, who will roast them to order and send them straight to your doorstep; 2) You can buy green coffee beans and roast them yourself with a home coffee roaster, or your oven. For most people, it’s a simple decision - you go with the easy option and...

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unroasted coffee beans, raw coffee beans, green coffee beans, coffee roaster, gourmet coffee

Unroasted coffee beans have been skyrocketing in popularity for several years now. Famed for their unique flavor and their associations with a long list of potential health benefits, more people are testing the waters with green coffee beans than ever before. Still, millions are (understandably) on the fence about raw coffee beans in general. As with most things, it’s not until you take...

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