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Posts tagged: coffee

Caffeine..... Yes please!

Let’s start with how caffeine effects your body and your brain. Researchers have found that caffeine has positive effects on your brain, body overall, and central nervous system. Caffeine produces a feeling of pleasure and happiness…. Overall gives you positive vibes, this is because caffeine increases dopamine in the brain....

Extraction

Coffee extraction refers to the process of extracting desirable compounds from coffee beans during the brewing of coffee. Extraction occurs when hot water is poured over coffee grounds, causing compounds such as caffeine, carbohydrates, lipids, melanoidins and acids to be transferred from the grounds to the water. Extraction is everything...

The history behind the Irish coffee

Joe Sheridan was born in 1909 in Castlederg, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. One of six sons, his family moved to Dublin after the death of his father, where he worked in a restaurant. In 1943, he applied for the job of chef at the airport in Foynes.  Foynes and...

Coffee Weather

According to the weather lore, coffee supposedly can foretell what type of weather is in store for you. There is a belief that if the bubbles of coffee collect in the center of your cup, you can expect fair weather. If they adhere to the cup, forming a ring, you...

Barely touching the surface of Roasting

Let’s talk about roasting. All you need to do is roast the green raw coffee until it goes brown. It doesn’t sound any more complicated than frying up a burger. But it certainly is! Coffee roasting is based on a science about which entire books have been written. How great...

How to create the perfect start each day.....

There are only two times of the day you have total control. The Start of your day and the end of your day. You can always attempt planning the middle of your day, but let’s be real, how often do tasks unfold the way you “planned” them? Sometimes your boss...

How much do you know about coffee?

For millions of people, coffee is an essential morning tradition that fuels the start of their day—and most of the time, you probably don’t even think about it. But behind every sip of coffee, there’s a fascinating story that begins in the country where it was grown and ends with...

Cupping Coffee at Home

Supplies Needed: Coffees (20 grams of each coffee) Grinder Scale (for measuring coffee weight) Timer Cupping Bowls (measuring capacity should be 160ml-200ml) Rinse cups filled with hot water Cupping spoons Hot water element  Vessel (to collect used coffee grounds) Mug or glass (to hold cupping spoons) Step One: Grind out...

Seed to Cup

Have you noticed that more and more people are starting to show signs of interest in the origins of the coffee they are drinking? This new-found interest is the direct result of the Specialty Coffee movement and how the coffee industry is becoming a more sophisticated one. Coffee lovers like...

2021 Coffee Trends

Coffee trends are developing all of the time, every year there is always something new happening in the coffee industry. Nothing gets us more excited than that first cup of coffee in the morning. With 2020 behind us and a renewed sense of optimism, there’s a lot to look forward...

What team do you cheer for?

Let's say it together, "2020 sucked." The year 2020 will be seared into the minds of many for decades. Many will want to turn the page and never look back. That's fine. But others may learn that this year was trying to teach us something, and we would be wise...

Coffee during COVID

In what has been a strange year for those people forced to work from home, little daily habits have helped to sustain normality. This year has not been easy for people in the coffee industry, including 25 million smallholder farmers who are responsible for growing 80% of the world’s coffee....