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Coffee Facts

Some interesting coffee history and facts. It is said that 850c is the date of the first discovery of coffee berries in history. This is according to the legend of a goat herder called Kaldi of Ethiopia who noticed his goats becoming energetic after eating the mysterious red berries of a shrub. Apparently Kaldi tried the berries for himself and…

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Coffee Quotes

Many a caffeine-inspired morning has driven the wonderful people below to aptly express their feelings for their adorned coffee bean. Caution: Read with coffee cup in hand… “Decaffeinated coffee is the devil’s blend.” – Author Unknown “Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.” – Drew Sirtors “Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.” – Author Unknown “I…

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To Pod Or Not To Pod

That is the question… In a world where state of the art machinery is used to brew excellent coffee; in cosmopolitan cities where it is now a rarity to receive a bad cup of coffee at a café; in households that can afford to have top-class espresso machines on the bench tops of their domestic kitchens – I ask this…

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Crema

The judge of a good coffee machine, or why people make such a fuss about the crema… Crema is not an Italian way of saying creamy, when it comes to coffee and coffee machines. Creamy conjures up white, frothy, clean, fluffy. That’s not how anyone would describe the crema of an espresso. I was filling in some time between meetings…

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Recession Busters

Recession busters: 10 reasons why your workplace needs a coffee machine!!! A coffee machine in the office boosts staff morale A coffee machine in the office makes for a more reliable, loyal employee A coffee machine in the office saves employers oodles of time A coffee machine in the office saves employees loads of time A coffee machine in the…

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7 Grams Of Coffee

Are you someone who wakes up next to your coffee machine? Has it been too long since you considered life without coffee? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re one of us, so read on… If you are indeed this type of person, you may also want to know exactly how much coffee is the right amount of coffee,…

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Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee

Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee ‘‘When you sit back with a good cup of coffee you are engulfed in the aroma, the taste, the acidity, and body of the brew. You take in all the dimensions of the cup – yet this is only the surface. Swirling beneath are worlds within worlds of culture, custom, ecology, and politics. All of the…

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Looking After Your Coffee Maker

Why you should have your coffee machine serviced regularly… At 7 Grams Coffee we believe that, just like your body and your car, your coffee machine needs to be looked after. Here’s an analogy. A person in their 40s, who has only ever been to the dentist a handful of times in her life – and most of those time…

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