Category Archives: coffee

How to Increase Sales in Your Coffee Shop

Boosting Coffee Shop Profits The country is slowly coming back from a the economic crisis, however the high street hasn’t fully bounced back yet, so if you want to be able to attract paying customers and keep boosting your coffee shop profit, coffee is one area that has remained strong. Customers are getting more knowledgeable… Read More »

Where Do Coffee Beans Come From? (Part 1)

The Characteristics of Latin American Coffee Beans In spite of its popularity, many of us know very little about the origins of our favourite hot drink. We might have a vague notion of the richness of Costa Rican coffee or the distinctive taste of Columbian, but that’s generally about as far as it goes. So… Read More »

Coffee with a Conscience: Follow the Frog Week 2013

Follow the Frog Week (16 – 22 September 2013) is a campaign to raise awareness about Rainforest Alliance certified coffee and other products. Over 25 million people depend on the coffee crop for their livelihood. The Rainforest Alliance supports these people through education around farm and crop management, producing better quality fair trade coffee beans… Read More »

What are the Differences Between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans?

9 Differences Between Arabica and Robusta (Canephora) Coffee Beans There are many differences between Arabica and Robusta coffee beans (also known as canephora coffee beans). Here we take a look at some of these differences and weigh up the perks and drawbacks of each. The feel – The Robusta bean is harder (more robust) than… Read More »

Regular vs. Decaf Coffee: Which is Better For You?

Many of us can’t face leaving the house without first having a cup of coffee. Craving the stimulating effect of caffeine, some people even sink as many as three cups before lunch time. The question is, is this excessive? In fact, at what point does coffee consumption become excessive? Would it better to stick to… Read More »