The history of Arabica…or Ethiopia?


Arabica is a species of coffea that has set the bar as the distinguishable bean of Speciality coffee. It has gained acclaim as a coffee favoured in flavour and quality against its more bitter tasting Robusta and Liberica cousins, paving its way as the bean of choice for many coffee purists including myself. Now representing […]

Our exclusive coffee for the “Lighter Side Of Life” (LSOL) subscription


At the end of May we prepared an exclusive coffee for the LSOL (“Lighter Side Of Life”) subscription programme; its members being the coffee fanatics of the UK Coffee Forums.  The concept works like this: a coffee is sent out without any information and it is down to subscribers to brew, taste, and pick out […]

Vietnam’s infamous egg coffee – Cà Phê Trứng

Following a friends recent and enviable travels to Vietnam (…damn you Tobythelastviking!), a drink that has been raved to me more than once is Vietnam’s egg coffee, also known as Cà Phê Trứng. As a staple in many coffee shops in riddling the streets of its birth place of Hai Noi, its reputation precedes it as a […]

Scandinavian coffee and the northern lights

Northern lights

As a speciality coffee lover Scandinavian coffee often crops ups as an enviable part of the industry. This comes as no surprise knowing that Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway commonly rank within the top 6 countries as the worlds biggest coffee consumers. They obviously take it seriously and as a result are home to big players […]

Coffee cups and why size matters

Cup sizes

After recently being flogged a latte in a cup worthy of a dolls house (slight exaggeration), rather than bear my frustrations online  I thought I’d educate others with a brief overview of common coffee cup sizes and why they’re important. Coffee cups and glasses come in many shapes and sizes that can either be aesthetically […]