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Why I always drink black coffee

Why I always drink black coffee

A Match Made In Heaven Milk goes with coffee like fish goes with chips, right?  Until a couple of years ago I would have agreed with you as I sipped another flat white or cappuccino.  Little did I know that I didn’t really like the blend of coffee I was drinking.  After all, I could hardly taste the coffee under the sweet milk and chocolate dust.  That was how it was meant to be, or so I thought.  Coffee was…

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The Early Morning Coffee Paradox

The Early Morning Coffee Paradox

As every shift worker will testify, waking up in the middle of the night is never easy.  The body’s natural instinct during the night is to be sound asleep. A day in the life of a shift worker often means that it is not possible to sleep during ‘normal’ times.  This has a massive impact on the natural circadian rhythm of the body.  One of my colleagues recently described working a variety of shifts as ‘constantly living with jetlag’.  According…

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My first coffee cupping with Atkinsons

My first coffee cupping with Atkinsons

Who are Atkinsons? On the 9th March, I attended my first coffee cupping at Grind and Tamp.  The evening was hosted by Atkinsons, a local roaster based in Lancaster.  I have tasted their coffee on a number of occasions in a few of the coffee houses I have visited and it does not disappoint. Before the event, I didn’t really know what to expect.  I knew that coffee cupping involved testing the characteristics of different coffees but not quite how the…

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The importance of the coffee bean

The importance of the coffee bean

The UK’s Coffee Addiction A staggering 55 million cups of coffee are consumed in the UK on a daily basis according to the British Coffee Association.  The mass coffee market in the UK opens many opportunities for coffee growers and roasters alike, but how do you know that your coffee is of good quality?  Many coffee shops now show great pride in using 100% Arabica beans, but why does this matter?  Using different coffee beans in the process of making…

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March Musings

March Musings

Junkyard Golf This weekend, I celebrated a friend’s birthday.  I’m no golfer but was surprised to find myself doing particularly well in our game of mini-golf at Junkyard until the very last hole.  Eight shots later and my score didn’t look quite so rosy!  Junkyard Golf is a quirky idea and worth a visit if you are out to have a laugh with friends whilst sipping on a beer – you can’t do that on an 18-hole course.  And why wouldn’t you…

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