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Coffee Pod Machine Care Tips

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:38:02 Europe/London

If you’re the type that’s fallen for the coffee pod machine craze and would ideally like to see your faithful new gadget doing its business for as long as possible, here are a few simple care tips for keeping things in order

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Comments | Posted in Barista Tips & Tricks By Lisa Caffeine

Can Coffee Really Help Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Monday, 12 January 2015 15:07:46 Europe/London

The debate as to whether or not coffee is of any real benefit to health has been raging for generations – chances are it won’t be going anywhere in the near future, either. One such example comes in the form of a new study into the relationship between coffee, or more specifically caffeine, and a person’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Does Coffee Cup Colour Really Affect Taste? Experts Say, it Might!

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015 13:27:11 Europe/London

Since the dawn of time…or at least since coffee first went mainstream…a certain contingency of experts have claimed that the colour of the cup you use has a marked impact on the flavour of the coffee. It’s of course no secret that paper, plastic, china and metallic cups can indeed have an effect on the coffee itself and potentially impact taste, but in terms of visual elements of the coffee cup alone, it’s a much more far-fetched concept to take on-board.

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Pairing Coffee With Food – Move Over, Wine!

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Sunday, 28 December 2014 16:29:22 Europe/London

Everyone knows coffee is right at home as an after-dinner beverage, but at the same time there are some gastronaughts who insist it’s the perfect tipple to sip with snacks.

Can coffee really be paired with food just like a fine wine?

Apparently so – and the options on the table aren’t nearly as limited as you might have come to expect!

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Comments | Posted By Lisa Caffeine

Top Five Coffee Gifts for Gourmets This Christmas

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Friday, 19 December 2014 17:06:45 Europe/London

Here’s a question – what do you buy for the coffee gourmet that already seems to have everything? You want to give a gift that’s in-line with their passion, but at the same time you yourself don’t share the same comprehensive knowledge about all-things wonderful in the world of coffee…so what do you do?

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Rookie Mistakes – What’s Killing Your Coffee?

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014 15:30:00 Europe/London

Why does coffee almost always taste better from a coffee shop? It’s easy really – not only was it made by a trained coffee pro, but the machine it came from probably cost more than your car…literally! So does this mean making amazing, café-quality coffee at home isn’t possible? After all, you’ve got all the right kit and take things seriously enough, so why does it never come out nearly as good as the coffee you end up spending a fortune on every week?

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Comments | Posted in Brewing Guides By Lisa Caffeine

How to Buy Roasted Coffee Beans Online

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:07:34 Europe/London

Anyone making the decision to buy roasted coffee beans online really should bear a few pointers in mind when doing so. After all, these are pretty precise products we’re talking about and the margin for error is somewhat slim to say the least.

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Comments | Posted in Barista Tips & Tricks By Chris Queen

Coffee Beans – Five Reasons to Grind Your Own

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:06:57 Europe/London

Why bother grinding your own coffee beans?

Well, the simple answer is that there are in fact five answers.

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Making a Coffee Habit Healthier – Nutritional Therapist Advice

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:06:15 Europe/London

One minute coffee’s a killer – the next it might just save your life. The simple truth of the matter is that coffee, just like everything else, is only as healthy or unhealthy as you make it.

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Smokey Barn Coffee – What Makes Us Different?

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:05:40 Europe/London

So if you’ve been wondering what it is about Smokey Barn Coffee that sets us apart from the pack, we’d be more than happy to explain why we’re so proud to be in the business we’re in.

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