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Become a Barista with BSA!

  In conjunction with City and Guilds, the Beverage Standards Association is providing a 20 hour course in Barista training! Participants from all backgrounds are able to take part in a course of training to become a barista at any café, although some experience with espresso based drinks is beneficial, but not essential. What exactly then does this course cover? ...
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Commonwealth Games results & Coffee Drinkers…

TABLE CWEALTH Recently the commonwealth games came to a close, and just for fun we decided to look at the possibility that the athletes weren’t getting enough caffeine to perform properly, we conducted some online research trying to see which commonwealth nations drank the most coffee (Canada)  and if that had any relation to the amount of gold medals won, and therefore ...
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Coloured Cups The New Trend?

THB-01 When it comes to cafés, every owner wants their own spin on it; what makes one café any better at presenting the same drink done in the same way? The cup has a lot to do with it, we have found We’ve always said that to serve the perfect coffee you need the perfect coffee cup, and of course that ...
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Caffe Culture 2014 in Review

BLOG IMAGE 1-01 Once again we hit the road this year and got ourselves to Caffe Culture; a two day event at the London Olympia showcasing innovative products, great coffee, artisan roasters & more. We were at stand A16 advertising our new show offer. For us, once again it was a success!  “Judging by the number of people we spoke to on the ...
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Coffee on the road; Cafes on the Yorkshire route of Tour de France!

kafeneion-york Tour De france is in just under 70 days, and of course it will be coming through Yorkshire, even through our city of Sheffield! But what about the other places along the way? Where can you go for a coffee during the Tour De Franc @letouryorkshire   One of the bigger places along the route is the old city of ...
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CoffeeCups at Caffe Culture 2014!

CCLOGO-01 It’s that time again and we here at coffeecups are preparing to hit the show floor at this year’s caffé culture exhibition on 14-15 May at the Olympia Exhibition Centre! With top companies such as Lotus, Teapigs and many more attending, there’s plenty to see for those thinking about starting a café or those who already own one, looking to ...
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Beerspresso Machine To Begin a Coffee and Beer Trend?

600c6961478436d1e581d08335f9151c_large It may be across the pond in Atlanta, but with the recent budget changes in the UK, the beerspresso machine of Taproom Café seems like a great idea! The Espresso machine has been gutted and repurposed into a 12-tap “Beerspresso” machine, it includes a glass rinser mounted into the drip tray plus three additional taps for chilled water, filtered water ...
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London Coffee Festival Coming Soon!

At the beginning of April, coffee retailers, suppliers and cafes will be gathering in London to partake in the London Coffee Festival as part of the UK Coffee Week! With many names such as Black Sheep, Costa, UE Coffee Roasters and even Starbucks in attendance Extract from official website  “The London Coffee Festival celebrates London’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene. ...
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Oscars Nominees In Latte Art!

Latte art 3 Leonardo Di’Cappuccino, anyone? One very talented barista has recreated some of the lucky winners and nominees of the Oscars in the foam of a latte! Mike Breach, in a promotion with illy USA of York decided to pay tribute to the 2014 Oscar nominations by recreating some of the stars and films!   With the increasing popularity of latte art, ...
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Worst Drought in Years Hits Brazil’s Coffee Trade

At this time of year the coffee plants in the mountains of Brazil are usually in bloom, but last month a drought hit Brazil worse than has been seen for decades, seriously damaging the yields of Arabica coffee beans. This weather has hit the record books and has caused desperate measures across the country, even to the point of water ...
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