Articles Monthly Archives: October 2012

What makes a difference to the flavour of coffee beans?

What makes a difference to the flavour of coffee beans?

Most people think a coffee roaster just heats any type of green coffee beans until they are brown - like cooking meat in an over, pan or BBQ, but there is a whole lot more science and skill involved....

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1-way valve packaging

1-way valve packaging

Packaging materials - why the 1-way valve bags are important Over the last 5-10 years, the quality of coffee bean packaging has improved substantially. Gone are the days of coffee being packed and...

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Direct Trade Coffees

Direct Trade Coffees

Our Direct Trade initiative is intended to assist us in securing supply of premium grade beans. It is not a replacement or alternative to our other programs of FAIRTRADE or RAINFOREST ALLIANCE which...

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In defence of the ESE POD?

In defence of the ESE POD?

So much is said and written about PODS - some of it not entirely correct. In this article we take some steps towards informing consumers of the real facts about ESE PODS. We receive a lot of calls...

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FAIRTRADE and ORGANIC explained

FAIRTRADE and ORGANIC explained

It can be confusing to see a double certification - FAIRTRADE and Organic. What does it really mean in terms of roasted coffee ? Health conscious people with an interest in sourcing and consuming...

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Do I need to keep adjusting my grinder?

Do I need to keep adjusting my grinder?

If you ever watch a skilled barista, they will spend a lot of time regularly adjusting their grinder to achieve perfect extraction. Why is this so.... The best baristas constantly adjust their...

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Ground Coffee

Ground Coffee

Discussion on various aspects of grinding (and ground) coffee. Whilst we understand that many people cannot afford to purchase grinders, or they may not have the kitchen bench space, but our...

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How much coffee should I buy ?

How much coffee should I buy ?

Buying in bulk has obvious cost savings, but are you really getting value for money. When it comes to roasted coffee, you know by reading the articles that we bang on and on about FRESH IS BEST....

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Storage of Coffee

Storage of Coffee

information on what to use for holding coffee, where to store it and for how long. So this question is asked at least a few times a week - "How long will the coffee last ?"

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