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A very brief history of Afternoon Tea

A celebration of all things tea and scones, Afternoon Tea Week runs every year and sees tea rooms, coffee shops, hotels and country homes offer discounts on this quintessentially British pastime.

The perfect excuse to not only celebrate the traditional cup of tea (and scone) but entice the customer for more than just a quick cup.

With over 165 million cups of tea drunk in the UK every single day, maybe afternoon tea is a great way to entice those customers into your business.

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Coffee around the World: Masala coffee

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Infused spices in coffee is something we don’t tend to see a great deal of in the United Kingdom, but delve a little deeper than your regular coffee menu and you still probably won’t find the Indian delight that is Masala Coffee.

That’s not to say this is a bad drink, far from it, we just don’t tend to like to experiment with our favourites as much as the rest of the world – but now you can try this Indian spiced coffee mix for yourself.

And no, before you Google it, Masala coffee tastes almost nothing like Chicken Tikka Masala.

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Is this the best latte art ever?

One Seoul-based barista has taken latte art to another galaxy with a brand of foam-related masterpieces that are simply out of this world.

Lee Kang Bin has taken inspiration from films, television and popular culture to create the most intricate coffee creations we’ve ever seen. …continue reading Is this the best latte art ever?

Drinking coffee reduces risk of death from all health causes

Drinking approximately three cups of coffee per day has been linked with a lower risk of death in two newly published scientific studies.

Welcome news to us coffee-lovers, the study has shown that the risk of death ‘from any cause’ is significantly reduced—at least by those featured within the study.

High coffee consumption—which is unfortunately not defined within the study—was shown to reduce the risk posed by diseases related to circulation and digestion.

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Britons spend up to £2210 a YEAR in coffee shops

New research has found that the average Brit is now spending up to £2210 in our nation’s coffee shops – and this figure looks set to rise even further!

The spend reflects the coffee sector growth over the past decade, with chain stores and independents dotting the high streets of towns and cities all over the United Kingdom.

Over 1,036 members of the British public were asked about their coffee consuming habits by Research Without Borders (RWB), who carry out online market research and academic research studies.

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