speciality coffee



nespresso compatible pods
In this post I’m exploring the idea of Nespresso machines being an alternative brewing method for speciality coffee, via Nespresso compatible pods, and I’m sharing my very recent experience of having started to do this. Some of the discoveries I’ve made have really surprised me, and I hope it will make for an interesting read. Nespresso pods are not something […]

Nespresso Compatible Pods & Speciality Coffee?


Coffee Shop Menu
One thing I’m often asked by people who’re just in the process of discovering speciality coffee in the UK, as many people are, is about the difference between the various coffee types, for instance Americano vs. filter coffee, Latte vs. cappuccino, flat white vs. Macchiato and so on.  I’ve told the story here before about being stood behind a guy […]

Types of Coffee & the Difference Between Them



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As someone who has made this transition myself over the past few years, from a ‘normal’ coffee drinker to a speciality coffee drinker, I know the difference, and the benefits. For this reason, I humungenormously recommend that this to anyone who loves coffee. Yes, that is a word by the way, well if it wasn’t it is now. Coffee Beginners? […]

Coffee Beginners – How and Why to Convert to ...


best place to buy coffee beans online.
Whether you’re a veteran speciality coffee lover, or you’re just discovering the world of gourmet coffee, there’s one thing you need – a great UK source of freshly roasted, amazing coffee beans. But where is the best place to buy coffee beans online? The first thing I would say is that the best place to buy them IS online, unless […]

Best Place to Buy Coffee Beans Online


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If you currently drink instant coffee some of the time or all of the time, firstly I would say to you… don’t leave this blog until you’ve read at least a few posts here about speciality coffee! I believe that if you switch from instant to fresh, and from fresh pre-ground commodity coffee to freshly roasted home ground speciality coffee, your […]

Is Instant Coffee Bad for Your health?



Coffee Subscription Services.
A week or so ago I wrote this review of Pact Coffee, which was a review of the great service that I received from Pact Coffee, and also their coffee. The first coffee I had from them was their “Planalto, Malt Milk Chocolate Shake” coffee, which I was very, very impressed with. You can either select your own coffee each time […]

Coffee Subscription Review – Comparisons and Comments.


Roasting Speciality Coffee at Adams & Russell.
Adams & Russell are a small batch coffee roaster based in Birkenhead near Liverpool, supplying both wholesale and retail. They’ve been around a long time, and I’ve heard some nice things about them, so when they invited me to visit the roastery and take part in one of their brew school events, I jumped in my car and headed for the […]

Visit to Adams & Russell Coffee Roasters


The Best Coffee in the World.
Wondering what is the best coffee in the world? Well, I know what it is, and I might just tell you, because I’m a nice guy ;-). It is…. Drumroll… speciality coffee. Freshly roasted high quality coffee beans from one of the dozens of small batch coffee roasters that we’re fortunate enough to have in the UK! Exactly which speciality coffee […]

Best Coffee in the World



The Coffee Bean Belt.
Someone recently asked the question, “Where is coffee from?”. I thought this was interesting because there are so many dimensions to the question that the person asking it probably wasn’t aware of. Someone wanting to know more about coffee can actually become a lot more informed by seeking to answer all dimensions of this question, so I thought I’d write this […]

Where is Coffee From?


Coffee pod machines comparisons.
The question most people have when they’re considering buying a coffee pod machine, is whether to go for  Tassimo Vs Nespresso , Dolce Gusto or Douwe Egberts senseo. If you’ve not yet decided on a pod machine then you may be trying to decide whether to go for a single cup pod  coffee maker or a traditional espresso machine or fully auto bean to cup, but […]

Tassimo Vs Nespresso, DolceGusto & Senseo Coffee Pod Machines.


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Speciality coffee is enjoying a real surge of popularity in the UK and globally, and there are many people who’re just starting to hear the term, and are asking ‘what is speciality coffee?’, if you’re wondering this, then this post is for you. I’ve been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember, but my relationship with coffee has changed […]

What is Speciality Coffee & Why Should You Care?