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Study shows the mocha is the best for all day attention

Coffee can be a cruel mistress for some, but it’s not usually the ‘coffee’ it’s the caffeine that causes problems for some drinkers out there.

If you struggle to ‘get going’ in a morning, a cup of coffee can provide an almost instant energy boost.

A recent study conducted by New York’s Clarkson University and the University of Georgia has found that the mocha might be the best possible coffee for retaining alertness and increasing attention span.

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What makes the perfect latte?

One of the most popular drinks in any coffee shop in any country, the latte or caffe latte…it’s the gateway for many into the world of speciality coffee.

But just how should we really be serving the classic Italian milky drink?

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International Womens Day Coffee Spotlight: Oliva Kishero’s farm coffee

Oliva Kishero is one of a growing number of women farmers who are creating some of the finest coffee available in the world today. 

With many of the traditional farms being male-dominated, we are proud to offer this exceptional East African coffee, that not only helps the region but the women of Uganda who are proving that they are equals, and in this case, offer better coffee than that of their male counterparts.

In an industry that is dominated by male coffee growers, we are incredibly proud to support a women’s only growing project!

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Efficiency or enhancement? The robot-barista revolution

Fans of efficiency over service might be eagerly awaiting the influx of automated robotic assistants that look set to take place of vast portions of our workforce in the coming decades.

The coffee industry could see yet another shake-up, where automatic bean to cup coffee machines have seen an increase year-on-year at convenience stores, busy canteens and more, we could soon see robot baristas taking the place of humans on our high street.

But that’s in the distant future right? Not quite.

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Wine infused coffee?

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The fusion of coffee and red wine has begun, we never tire of the sheer amount of coffee-infusions that the rest of the world seems to come up with on an almost daily basis.

A new Napa Valley partnership has decided in their infinite wine-producing wisdom to infuse coffee beans with their wine.

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 Feb – Sunday 12 March

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Fairtrade Fortnight is a celebration of the hardworking farmers and workers in the world’s developing countries who work tirelessly to provide not only for themselves but the rest of the world.

It’s a chance for businesses, campaigners, schools, places of worship and more to help support and raise awareness of the work and difficulties faced by those in countries that produce vast portions of our favourite foods — including coffee, tea and much more. …continue reading Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 Feb – Sunday 12 March

Almost half of pub-goers won’t return if pub serves bad coffee

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Research by the Allegra World Coffee Portal has found that pubs serving sub-standard quality coffee are increasingly likely to lose repeat customers. 

Almost half (44%) of those surveyed stated that quality of coffee is the biggest determining factor on whether they will return to a pub or bar.

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Society Install: Farmer Copleys, Pontefract

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We have no hesitation in installing our machines in all manner of places, not least the incredibly popular family farm — Farmer Copleys.

Hosting all kinds of regular events aimed at getting parents and children out into the real world, the farm encourages exploration with a maze and even a cafe and coffee shop to relax — known as the Moo Café.

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