We always talk about speciality coffee, but what does that actually mean? How is our Handpicked coffee special and why is it worth waiting a month for that one bag to come through your letter box?Read more
As an adventurous coffee club, our aim is to curate an exploratory trip through the many coffee producing regions of the world.
Within the species of Coffea Arabica dozens of distinct varieties have been documented. Each of these may offer varying cup qualities, yields and resistance to pests and diseases.
The world’s greatest coffees are grown at high altitudes. But why is this?
An important step in the processing of coffee is the drying of the green beans. Once a coffee has had the fruity exterior removed and only the beans with the protective parchment layer remain, the moisture content of the coffee needs to be lowered to make them micro-biologically stable for shipping.
Many factors contribute to a coffees flavour, but the way it has been processed at origin has a tremendous impact.
In our Handpicked booklet last month we introduce you to the new SCAA wheel. This is one of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry and is used every day by experts.
A big part of the Cafédirect Handpicked experience is that the coffee is freshly roasted to its own particular taste profile.
We always talk about speciality coffee, but what does that actually mean? How is our Handpicked coffee special and why is it worth waiting a month for that one bag to come through your letter box?
Specialty coffee is classified as any coffee that has a SCA score of 80 or more and is free of any primary defects within a 350g sample.
Every speciality coffee bean needs expert and careful roasting to fulfil its potential.
An often overlooked element in the coffee-making process is the one which makes up to 98% of any black coffee – water.
Whilst you can easily make some kind of coffee yourself at home, it isn’t always easy to know how to make frothy milk. Learn how to froth milk like a pro!
There is a lot of terminology in the world of coffee. It can be quite daunting for someone who is only just starting to learn to appreciate coffee.
One of the first terms you will no doubt come across is ‘ground coffee’, but what is ground coffee?
Whilst some people might be more than happy to drink instant coffee or pre-ground coffee, if you are serious about your coffee then you will want to look into buying a coffee grinder.
Have you ever stopped to think about the many different types of coffee beans or where they come from? The chances are probably not that often Read more on the types of coffee beans in this post.
If you enjoy the taste of coffee but don’t like caffeine, you can always try decaffeinated coffee.
Learn more on how coffee is decaffeinated here
Coffee is a huge business, but which of these countries are considered the biggest coffee producers? Read our post as we take a closer look.
Coffee is grown worldwide and is a popular beverage in many countries. But who discovered coffee and what are its origins? We take a closer look.
Learn how to make coffee ice cream with this simple step by step guide. A delicious dessert both family and friends can enjoy.
Cold brew coffee has dramatically increased in popularity in the past few years. Learn how to make cold brew coffee yourself in this post.
If you enjoy cold beverages you are going to love our iced coffee recipe. Learn how to make iced coffee with Cafédirect Handpicked.
The coffee bean is one of the most versatile ingredients on the planet. A single bean from a specific country can be brewed in many different ways - Learn some of the best ways to make coffee in this post.
Looking after your coffee beans ensures a better-tasting brew. In this post, we offer must-read tips on how to store coffee beans correctly.