Posts Tagged: 'coffee'

Yallah Coffee Cornwall

I came across Yallah Coffee the week before I was due to travel to Cornwall, where Yallah are based, and in a wonderful piece of synchronicity they are located just a few miles from where we were going to be staying. A couple of emails later and Rich had kindly agreed to meet me, and let Continue Reading

The Perfect Coffee Travel Kit

Unless you are travelling to a cultured city or town, where finding great coffee shops is all part of the fun, getting good coffee whilst travelling can be a challenge. Here’s my solution to this travel challenge: Porlex Mini grinder – amazing little hand grinder, all stainless construction means it will withstand even the most Continue Reading

A Film About Coffee

A fascinating documentary exploring the world of speciality coffee. A Film About Coffee is beautifully shot, featuring coffee production in Honduras and Rwanda, coffee is grown is stunning locations. It was heartening to see Direct Trade in action, where a coffee company works directly with farms and producers, paying in advance and significantly above market rate to Continue Reading

The Philosophy of Coffee

The Philosophy of Coffee – it’s a intriguing title, it caught my eye after all, but if truth be told this book covers the history not the philosophy of coffee. Having said that, it’s a great little book that gives a fascinating insight into coffee’s journey from Ethiopia via Yemen, London, Italy and America to become Continue Reading

iMoka

Whilst making my coffee this morning I remembered this video I shot a while back as a test of iMovie on the iPhone and iPad. I was surprised just how good the video from the iPhone is, but also surprised at what a palaver it is to get the movie off of the iPhone and Continue Reading

Espresso, Intelligentsia

Beautifully shot video about making the perfect espresso. Nespresso this is not. Via SimpleBits

Suspended Espresso

I’ve just discovered a wonderful tradition; the caffè sospeso, or suspended espresso. In Naples when a customer is particularly happy with their espresso they will pay for two; the second being the suspended espresso. Then when somebody who is homeless, or down on their luck comes to the cafe they can ask if there are any Continue Reading

What Has Happened to Coffee?

I love the fact that there are coffee shops on every high street in the UK now and that we can at last buy a decent cup of coffee wherever we are. I stopped to buy an Americano (strong black coffee) on the way in this morning and overheard the person in front of me Continue Reading