Create The Market, Don’t Chase It – Coffee

As a coffee professional it’s part of my role to keep up to date with current and potential future coffee trends. Living in Ireland we tend to be slightly behind certain countries. For example, Cold Brew coffee was popular in America and Australia years before we inherited the culture. Keeping up with these trends tends […]

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Instant Vs Wholebean Coffee

Instant coffee is coffee that was mass brewed then was treated with a host of chemicals to freeze dry it and stick it in your easy-to-use container. The word “chemicals” there sounds ominous however there are no real negative effects currently attributable to those chemicals. The only possible “bad chemical” in instant coffee is a […]

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The History and Future of Espresso

Over 350 million espresso based drinks are made in the United States every day. Espresso is a drink made up of two ingredients: coffee and water. It is made using an espresso machine, which uses high pressure (usually 9 bars of pressure) to push the near boiling water (92 degrees) through finely ground coffee. History […]

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What Even is “Speciality Coffee”?

Speciality coffee has a couple of definitions that go with it. The most common probably being: “Association of America (SCAA), coffee which scores 80 points or above on a 100-point scale is graded “specialty.”[1] Specialty coffees are grown in special and ideal climates, and are distinctive because of their full cup taste and little to […]

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