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Rwandan Nkora

 Rwandan Nkora

Continuing on our spotlight series here on Caffe Society blog we’re going to showcase another one of our brand new seasonal coffees. These rare, single-origin and micro-lot offerings are being sold under our Speciality Coffee banner and are going down a storm with those that have tried them thus far.

Today we are shining the spotlight on our Rwandan Nkora, a very versatile coffee that has been noted for its mulled tones and stone fruit flavours. It’s brilliant as a filter and as an espresso, and we hope that you’ll love it as much as we do!

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Study suggests that black tea lowers blood pressure

Tea super drink

It has been reported that coffee can help protect us from a number of ills. Seemingly once a week there’s a new story extoling the virtues of our favourite bean. But that got us thinking.

What about tea?

Well it seems that black tea could help lower blood pressure, so says a recently published report from Unilever R&D which chronicles the potential health benefits of the drink.

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Colombian Asprotimana La Esperanza

Colombian Asprotimana La Esperanza Coffee

This is the second piece, of four, in our series profiling our initial batch of season coffees. Sold under the banner of our speciality coffee range, these offerings have been sourced from the best plantations and growing regions that the world has to offer and as such, they’re only available for a limited time.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at our Colombian Asprotimana La Esperanza. It’s a beautiful bean that’s characterised by berries and a syrupy sweetness.

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Papua New Guinean Bunum Wo Peaberry


Recently, we have released our initial batch of seasonal coffees. Sold under our Speciality Coffee banner, these offerings are sourced from some of the best growing regions in the world and as such are something a little bit different to our usual blends.

Here on the Caffe Society blog we’ll be looking in detail at each variety individually. First up is our Papua New Guinean Bunum Wo Peaberry.

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Throwing around some Easter ideas


Easter is upon us. For many that means an extra couple of days off work and the chance to head in to town and city centres, catch up with old friends and relatives and do a little bit of shopping.

Bars and restaurants all see an upturn in trade during this weekend – not to mention connectionists and bakers – and, if done right, so too can your coffee shop.

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Coffee linked to reduced rates of Multiple Sclerosis


A brand new piece of academic research – which is set to be presented to the American Academy of Neurology – has suggested that coffee could lower the risk of multiple sclerosis.

The potential health benefits of coffee are numerous. Past studies have indicated that our espressos and Americanos could help protect against other forms of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, as well as heart disease and diabetes.

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Why are you less likely to spill a latte?


Why is it that a latte is less likely to gush over the sides of your cup than, say, a glass of water, a good cup of tea or even a traditional espresso or Americano?

Luckily, science has the answer.

A team of researchers made a number of observations about how certain drinks reacted whilst being transported. They then opted to conducted a few experiments in a controlled environment, constructing a purpose-built piece container which would allow them to test the damping power of foam.

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Introducing….Nuova Simonelli


Welcome to the espresso experience!

We are extremely proud to announce that we are now supplying a range of Nuova Simonelli coffee machines.

As an official UK distributor we will initially be selling three of the Italian company’s most popular machines; two excellent bean to cup models in the market-leading Talento and the versatile Prontobar, and the Musica Lux, a compact traditional one group that will illuminate your establishment and coffee menus in more ways than one.

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A Drop of Pleasure on Holiday in Istanbul?

There are lists upon lists upon lists about great holiday destinations for people who want to combine a getaway with coffee, but if you want an alternative to the usual haunts of Seattle, Rome and Addis Ababa, then you probably should look at going to the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Straddling either side of the Bosphorus and both the European and Asian continents, Istanbul is an increasingly vibrant city that has become a tourism hotspot in recent years, attracting numerous holidaymakers to its historic streets, cafes and cultural centres.

But what we’re most interested in is the city’s irrevocable link to coffee and a brand new temporary exhibition at Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. …continue reading A Drop of Pleasure on Holiday in Istanbul?

Coffee Shops and St. Patrick’s Day


When one thinks of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the immediate conclusion to jump towards is one that involves a modicum of late night revelry and a traditional Irish meal washed down with a few drinks.

As you would expect, pubs and bars see an upturn in trade during the festivities as people head out to paint the town green for one night only.

On first impressions, the coffee shop or cafe could appear to be marginalised during the festivities. But, thankfully, that isn’t the case. For quick thinking baristas, the period surrounding St. Patrick’s Day represents a brilliant chance to boost business, join in with the jollities and attract customers both old and new through their doors.

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