Sunday Morning Sips

Roast dates matter! Don’t be fooled by fancy packaging or flavours – coffee truly is at it’s best from day 0-7 of roasting. And, as if it couldn’t get even better – if you grind right before brewing you’re guaranteed a full flavour packed with punch.

Saturday Morning Sips: Your Next Coffee Date Just Got Animated.

Pick your soundtrack, kick up your feet and enjoy your favourite brew.  While sipping away, check out award winning illustrator Rachel Ryle. A self-taught artist who grew into an illustrator only a short time ago, Ryle often features the everyday comfort accompaniments to our life (aka: coffee) in her work. Check out the Apple App…

Unadulterated Caffeine Content – Sip Cautiously. 

Founded in 2016, South African company  Black Insomnia shot to fame as producers of the ‘world’s strongest coffee’. Touting the product’s top spot on the caffeine scale, an official press release states: “None have been able to reach the unadulterated caffeine content that defines Black Insomnia, nor should any brand attempt to surpass this content…

Sunday Morning Sips: Coffee Jargon

The next time you step inside your local cafe or roaster, look them straight in the eye and confidently place your order with a dash of knowledge and flair. Adding a few new words to your vocabulary could result in a whole new take on your favourite bean brew. Here’s what you need to know:…

Whole Bean Quick Tip

When making espresso coffee, good quality beans and the shortest time between grinding and brewing will help make it the most flavourful cup you’ll sip!

The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine 

Artisanal coffee doesn’t have to be a lot of work. The Poppy Pour-Over Coffee Machine makes it as simple as a normal coffee maker. It features a built-in hopper that holds 1.25 pounds of beans, and a built-in burr grinder so you can wait to grind until you’re ready, ensuring maximum freshness. A 50 oz….

The Legacy.

There is a coffee farmer in Tanzania with 10 children… and a legacy to uphold. His name is David Robinson, and he is the youngest of Rachel and Jackie Robinson’s three children. In “Of The Father And of The Son,” directed by Alrick Brown for Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints series, viewers will visit with David in Tanzania,…

How Do You Brew?

Coffee is more than just a vessel for caffeine. A wide variety of beans, mix-ins and machines have recently turned coffee brewing into a delicate art. In fact, depending on how you make your morning cuppa, you’re toying with the flavor, nutrition and caffeine content. Here’s a look at seven common brewing methods—in order of…

Want To Know What A Coffee Cherry Tastes Like?

It’s easy to forget that coffee comes from a fruit, since hardly anybody outside of coffee-producing countries ever gets to see it in its  natural state. Coffee grows on spindly, bush-like plants, and its cherry-like fruit ripens over the course of several weeks approximately nine months after the shrubs’ jasminey blossoms bloom and fall. When…

Alessi Pulcina Espresso Maker

Pulcina, the brainchild of architect Michele De Lucchi combines technology developed by illycaffè with flawless design by Alessi. Pulcina was born out of intense research into the optimization of the shape of the Coffee pot in order to improve and enhance the properties of coffee. With the shape of its special heater, Pulcina automatically stops…