How much fat is there in coffee?

Coffee itself has no fat content. What? So I can drink as much coffee as I want? Well that depends… black Americano coffee and black Espresso… all good. Drink till your heart’s content!… But start putting milk, cream and sugar in, and you’ll be packing on the lbs! Anything else I should know? Coffee beans […]

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Drinking coffee every day reduces diabetes risk

I think we all know of the benefits of coffee but it’s always nice to be reminded… A reasonably thorough research has been conducted by the Swedish, Karolinska Institutem and Susanna Larsson. Swedish research showed that “drinking enough coffee lowers the risk of stroke by a quarter in women, as well as helping combat type […]

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The cheap method for good fresh coffee

It’s always an issue – the cost of the Espresso machine – the one with the grinder that gets those beans pumping fresh coffee juice as quick as possible. Well, to be honest, it never was my favourite way, I always preferred the hands on approach. So this is (apart from when I’m feeling lazy) […]

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What is the world’s biggest coffee bean called?

The world’s biggest coffee bean is called ‘Nicaragua Maragogype’. Maragogype is a mutated version of the Typica plant which produces huge leaves, large berries and, of course, big coffee beans. Due to the size of the coffee plant, the crops yield is not sufficient to create a big enough income for farmers although the bean […]

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How to grow your own coffee

Facts about the coffee tree plant Coffee Tree Plants are Shrubs There are two commercially cultivated shrubs. Coffea Canephora (Robusta) and Coffea Arabica (Arabica). They are evergreen shrubs that can grow 5 m (15 ft) tall when unattended. The white flowers reveal themselves in fragrant clusters. The flower is followed by oval berries. The berries are green […]

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Why is coffee called a “cup of Joe”?

Coffee has actually been called a lot of things in America including Joe, Java, mud, murk and Jamoke. It’s hard to give a definite answer to this question “Why is coffee called a cup of Joe” but after thorough research, it is obvious there a few feasable and likely reasons. Josephus “Joe” Daniels, Secretary of […]

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Nespresso Espresso coffee machine

Nespresso have a fine selection of Espresso coffee machines but one that has taken my eye is the ‘Citiz‘. What is the Nespresso Citiz good for? This machine is just perfect for a small work place. Buy your coffee capsules from nespresso.com or smaller traders such as: mycoffeecapsules.co.uk Place the capsule into the top of […]

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Darker Roast Means Less Caffeine

Yes that’s right, the darker the roast, the less caffeine in it. Well, that’s thrown me off balance! Why do darker roast beans have less caffeine in them? Firstly, let’s get some source down: Generally, dark-roast coffee has less caffeine than lighter roasts because the roasting process reduces the bean’s caffeine content. – Caffeine – […]

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