Arabica beans. What does it mean?

Arabica or Robusta Coffee Beans

We always see phrases such as “100% Arabica” or “made from the finest Arabica” on ads and posters, but most people, if asked, wouldn’t know what that means. In simple terms, Arabica and Robusta are just two of the 120+ different species of Coffee – Coffea genus – and they account for 98% of the […]

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Single Origin – Guatemala Antigua

We are all big fans of the coffees that Guatemala grows. This region has given us some of our favourite beans, and this special batch is AMAZING! It will be available for a limited time only, so make sure you grab a few bags before we run out. What do we love about it? It […]

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How To Brew A Strong Coffee

Dark coffee beans

We all have our favourite blend of coffee beans and will always have a bag in the cupboard for our morning brews, but coffee lovers also like to experiment from time to time – a different blend, a darker roast, single origin or organic. It’s an on-going search for a new flavour profile, a richer […]

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Coffee Equipment You Need for a Great Home Brew

Coffee Making Equipment

Coffee you brew at home never seems to taste quite as good as the coffee made by your favourite barista. Part of the reason for this could be the enhanced enjoyment effect we feel (the ‘eee’?) when someone else does the creating and we only have to do the consuming. A bit like having your […]

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Coffee Growers: Moreninha Formosa, Brazil

Coffee Regions and Estates

Origin: Brazil Altitude: 1200 – 1250 mtrs Crop Year: 2012-13  Cupping score: 84/100 Profile: Chocolate, hazelnut and almond in aroma, touch of spice, medium acidity, brown sugar sweetness,creamy big body, long cocoa finish Moreninha Formosa comes from Fazenda Aurea. The region of Alto Paranaíba is the highest part of Cerrado Mineiro. After being involved in […]

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Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee

Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee

We have been carbonating cold brew coffee for several years now, providing our customers with an alternative to the more traditional hot extraction brewing techniques we discuss elsewhere in our blog. In this post we explain what cold brewed coffee is and what it means to us. What is ‘cold brew’ coffee? A brewing method […]

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Coffee Growers: Pacamara, Guatemala

Coffee Varietals - Pacamara

Origin : Guatemala Farm: San Fernando Estate Varietal : Pacamara Growing Altitude  : 1,400-1,450 mtrs Process : Washed Roast: light Very fruity in aroma, with guava and apricot notes, natural sweetness, juicy full body, low-medium acidity and long clean finish. This beautiful washed Pacamara comes from La Democracia Micro-region of Huehuetenango. Generally coffee farms are […]

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Which Blend of Coffee is Right For You?

Image for Coffee Blend post

We try to keep it simple and delicious and although our House Blend appeals pretty much to everyone, we have different options to choose from for coffeeionardo’s to try. At the time of writing we have three regular blends available at all times – House Blend, Organic and Face Kicker – plus one seasonal blend […]

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Extraction Techniques 2. Plunger

Coffee Extraction Techniques

This brewing method is very popular due to its simplicity and convenience. First of all you need to understand that every brewing method has different outcomes and they vary drastically from one to another. Plunger coffee is water based, so it will taste similar to a long black, but it will reveal delicate characteristics from […]

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Sumatra Organic

Origin: Indonesia Region: Sumatra Altitude: 900-1200mtrs Varietal: S795 & Typica Cupping Score: 84/100 Profile: Earthy, grassy with nice aroma, almonds, hazelnut, chocolate, some nice herbs, dark plum, brown sugar sweetness, mild acidity and full creamy body.   Our supplier sources these coffees directly and exclusively with a group of about 360 farmers, working about 400 hectares […]

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