Coffee beans are seeds that grow inside of a coffee cherry. We usually only use beans from the cherry but actually a lot of the taste of the coffee comes from the fruit. During recent year or so, the coffee world has realized that we are able to use the fruit as well. I think we’re on a verge of a real game changer.
Pairing wine and food has been done for centuries. Fine dining restaurants have specific persons, usually called sommeliers, doing that job so why wouldn’t cafés do the same thing?
How to brew good coffee? This is the most common question that I get asked when I tell people what I do for living. So I decided to make a blog series where I go through different aspects of brewing good coffee. Let’s start with the fundamentals. These three things are always important when brewing good coffee, whether we are talking about filter coffee, espresso or traditional pot coffee.
Coffee is a very complex and multidimensional thing and just like in human relationships, you must really get to know it before you can understand it. There are a lot of things that affect the taste of your coffee, and I wanted to tell you shortly about some of those things. So sit back, relax and start deepening your relationship with coffee.
Coffee beans from African countries are my favourite. What triggered me when I first tried African coffee beans, was that the coffee did not taste like coffee at all. Africa, more specifically East Africa, produces some of the world’s most distinctive coffees characterised by vivid floral, fruit, and wine tones with rich acidity. All in all, African coffee beans are packed with taste! I encourage everyone to start exploring and enjoying African coffees because of their wide taste profile.
Have you ever wondered what happens in a coffee farm before the beans are roasted by a coffee roastery? Coffee farms come in different sizes and all have different methods of farming and processing but here is one example from Kenya where I visited early 2019.
Processing coffee so separating the coffee cherry’s fruit flesh and skin from the coffee beans is one of the most crucial aspects of farming coffee. How to coffee is processed can have a dramatic effect on the resulting cup and nowadays roasters and baristas are concentrating on coffee processing to describe the coffee. Also, lately it has become more and more popular that the farmers have started to experiment with new coffee processing methods such as anaerobic fermentation. Let’s go through the most common coffee processing methods.
If you’re interested in coffee and want to find speciality coffees – come to Vilnius! There are so many great places for coffee enthusiasts. Let´s share our experience, knowledge and have fun together.
New York City, the city that never sleeps. A city where 8,5 million people speak 300 different languages. In NYC, within 5 districts there are over 1,700 coffee shops – and 272 of them are Starbucks.
If you are in Tallinn and crave some good coffee, this is the post for you! Tallinn has many great cafés to visit, but here’s my top 5 cafés.
Portugal’s vibrant capital Lisbon or Lisboa as the locals call it, is a perfect holiday destination for those who love coffee. There are plenty of fantastic, creative coffee shops and many of them also roast coffee. Baristas are very happy to tell you about their products plus the coffee is super tasty.
Here are couple of places for good coffee in Bergen. All places are located in the city center. Do indeed use your feet and have a nice walk :)
Are you planning your summer holidays? Make sure to choose a destination where you can also have good coffee! Our Café Guides collect the best cafés in each city so that you don't have to find them. So here you go: Best cafés in the world!
It would be lovely to open a success coffee shop and let people just flow in to enjoy your products and service and spend their money. But there are always some business related things to be taken into consideration so running a successful coffee shop is definitely not just a picnic!
Cold brew coffee is perfect drink for hot summer days but why you should definitely sell it in your café? Here are my four reasons why every café should sell cold brew coffee throughout the year!
Paulig Café & Store is a Paulig flagship coffeehouse in Russia, a unique place for coffee lovers, inspired by Finnish Paulig Kulma and a new point on Moscow coffee map with a great coffee, superior food and beverages!
If you are in Tallinn and crave some good coffee, this is the post for you! This post is concentrated on the specialty coffee cafés in Tallinn. Tallinn has many great cafés to visit, but here are my top picks to visit in Tallinn.
Are you visiting Vilnius and want to find the best specialty coffee cafés in town? Then make sure not to miss this blog where I introduce the best cafés in Vilnius! Vilnius has been booming in recent years in specialty coffee cafés and new ones are popping up all the time in various locations. Let's see what are the best specialty coffee cafés in Vilnius!