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
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?
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
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.
Every speciality coffee bean needs expert and careful roasting to fulfil its potential.
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.
Many factors contribute to a coffees flavour, but the way it has been processed at origin has a tremendous impact.
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.
The world’s greatest coffees are grown at high altitudes. But why is this?
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.