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Coffee could help treat ADHD

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Another week, yet another story of how coffee is basically the ultimate superfood — or should that be superdrink?

This time scientists and researchers have found evidence to suggest that caffeine could be useful as a behaviour-treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

So in simple terms, ADHD sufferers could seroiusly benefit from drinking coffee.

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Coffee around the World: Carajillo

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According to folklore the Carajillo dates back to the Spanish occupation of Cuba, with soldiers and naval troops given coffee fused with rum to give them courage (coraje in Spanish, and hence the moniker “corajillo” or more frequently “carajillo”).

We don’t mind where this ‘after-hours’ coffee drink originated, because it combines our love for coffee with our love for fine spirits!

If you’re looking for a taste of both Latin-America and Spain itself, then the Carajillo is bound to be right up your street.

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How mug size is changing the taste of your coffee

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For most of us making or ordering a cup of coffee is a ritual. We order or make a drink in the same size and type without thinking about the nuances of the taste that could be affected if we were to change our drinking habits.

But sometimes if we do deviate from our routine, say use a different sized cup, we get some variation in taste. But why does this happen, when you still prepare your drink in exactly the same way?

Well, Researchers at the Food Quality and Preference have found that the size and thickness of your mug has a direct and perceived taste on your morning coffee… …continue reading How mug size is changing the taste of your coffee

Scientists have now fully mapped the coffee genome: What does this mean for your morning brew?

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Starting the morning for millions around the globe, coffee is undoubtedly one of the most popular breakfast drinks (or any other time drink for that matter) on the planet.

Researchers from the University of California Davis have sequenced the genome for Arabica coffee, which could enable development for disease prevention treatments, benefiting coffee farmers worldwide.

Not only that, but the genome has been added to an online portal, so anyone looking to learn more about one of the world’s (and our) favourite hot drink, can do so…finally… …continue reading Scientists have now fully mapped the coffee genome: What does this mean for your morning brew?

Introducing the Expobar Zircon range: Coffee making gems

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Expobar are renowned for making some of the most versatile and long-lasting espresso machines in the coffee industry.

With a host of key features and design choices, Expobar truly cater for the barista.

This dedication to the craft of perfect coffee continues with the company’s latest range: The Expobar Zircon.

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Coffee around the World: Black Tie

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What if your love for coffee and tea is almost equal? Can’t decide between the caffeine boost or soothing brew?

Why should we have to choose between the two of the most popular drinks in the world? What if we combined them into a hybrid chilled drink that refreshes and boosts our energy levels?

Coming straight out of Thailand, the Black Tie might be just what those indecisive drinkers have been looking for without ever realising… …continue reading Coffee around the World: Black Tie

Why your coffee shop needs to serve breakfast alternatives

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The death of breakfast cereals could almost be upon us, with fewer and fewer of us actually sitting down to eat cereal with milk; instead opting for cereal in a bar form or even selecting coffee shop muffins as our new morning nourishment.

Changes such as these could open up avenues for new growth in the coffee shop sector, as people themselves with less time on a morning, and instead opting for something quick and available.

It’s not that people are skipping breakfast itself, they are instead choosing a different breakfast form. But how do we as coffee shops capitalise?… …continue reading Why your coffee shop needs to serve breakfast alternatives

2017 drink trends to enhance your coffee shop menu

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2016 saw some of the weirdest and most wonderful drinks to emerge from around the world, with many artisan coffee shops putting their own stamp on a popular (or not so popular) espresso based (and sometimes with no espresso at all!) drinks.

But now it’s 2017, so what are we likely to see as the emerging 2017 drink trends that you really need to know about?

Don’t fear, we’ve looked high and low, got the lowdown, worked hard and found what we think could be the drinks that could enhance your menu this year.

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Society Install: Olive & Rye, Leeds

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Leeds has seen a huge influx in the quality of cafes, bars, restaurants and of course coffee shops over the last decade.

Olive & Rye is the latest project and brainchild of chef and owner Joe Hepworth, known for Leeds’ popular and trendy hotspot, Hepworth’s Deli & Kitchen.

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Boost your libido with a beetroot latte…

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Struggling to get your engine revved? Well we have a solution just for you, the Beetroot latte is the latest coffee craze, but instead of boosting your day-to-day energy levels; this can actually boost those bedroom energy levels too.

Australian baristas are constantly trying to out-do each other with wacky, out-there hot drink styles for years, and of course they tend to have already fizzled out in Oz before they reach our fair shores.

Containing no espresso though, we’re not sure is this is our ‘cup of coffee’… …continue reading Boost your libido with a beetroot latte…