The best time to drink coffee…according to science

Coffee clock

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh coffee in the morning. For many of us drinking a morning coffee is a ritual to jump start you for the busy day ahead. But what if I told you could be drinking coffee at completely the wrong times that could be counter productive? Caffeine whether you […]

Costa Coffee now owned by Coca Cola, and why you should support independents

Coca Cola Costa Coffee Acquisition

At the end of last month, Coca Cola — the massive American conglomerate — bought Costa Coffee for £3.9 billion in a move that signals the company’s acknowledgement of the future for their sugary drinks. Coca Cola isn’t just a fizzy drink retailer anymore though either.  Innocent Smoothies, another British brand, were another of Coca Cola’s […]

Could this be the end of Cold brew? Iced filter vs. cold brew

Iced coffee

Following one of the hottest UK summers to date, thirst quenching iced coffee drinks have been all the rage this season, especially if like me you’ve been trapped on the sweat box that is the London underground. Where some may think of the overly sugared Starbucks iced coffees to razzle and dazzle them, which can […]

The Long & Short urban jungle pop-up goes perm

Long & Short Pop Up Cafe Brick Lane

Back in March of this year we launched our first retail store — an awesome little pop-up in Brick Lane, London, which combines the buzz of the market, art, and of course, the very finest speciality coffee. The mother of all pop-ups Those of you who know our coffee, also know that we don’t really […]

Brades Farm Barista Milk- the creme de la creme

Brades farm

For the majority of us milk and coffee come hand in hand with our daily coffee drinking rituals. Lattes and Flat whites riddle the top selling boards in many coffee shops including Speciality, which begs the question….should more of an effort go into raising dairy milk standards? To some this may seem unnecessary, but with […]