Celebrate international coffee day at home…

Not everyone wants to go out for coffee, but enjoying a great cup at home can be a challenge. Here are our tips to create barista-style coffee from the comfort of your own home: Get freshly roasted beans… There are two main types of coffee beans – the Arabica (sweeter, softer taste) and Robusta (strong, full-bodied). Finding the right coffee bea ...

01October
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Competition…

You can enter this competition via clicking on our social media links below. Simply follow the instructions on each for a chance of winning some of our Direct Trade Coffee and a cafetière. INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/duefratellicoffeeco/ FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/duefratellicoffee/ ...

30September
2019

London Coffee Festival

During April we popped along to exhibit at the annual London Coffee Festival held on Brick Lane in London. The London Coffee Festival celebrates London’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene. It’s already Europe’s largest gathering of coffee fans — with 250 exhibitors and roughly 30,000 visitors. It’s definitely the place to go if you’ve got a  lat ...

25April
2019
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Caffeine & Health

The great British pub is the stuff of legend – but it seems that as a nation we’re increasingly choosing coffee over stout when it comes to relaxing with drink of the black stuff. Here are a few known health benefits of caffeine… 1. It might make you smarter – in the short and long term Caffeine gives you a mental boost for 45 minutes, acc ...

28November
2018
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About Americano coffee

The most simple answer = it’s a shot of espresso topped with hot water The story goes that when American soldiers were stationed in Italy during WWII, they balked at the strong flavour of the espresso drunk by the natives. Raised on drip coffee, the full-bodied and rich flavors of an espresso were unfamiliar. So, they hit on the idea of adding m ...

25October
2018
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Coffee roasts guide

Roasting is a heat process that turns coffee into the fragrant, dark brown beans we know and love. Why roast? Roasting brings out the aroma and flavor that is locked inside the green coffee beans. Beans are stored green , a state in which they can be kept without loss of quality or taste.  A green bean has none of the characteristics of a roasted bean ...

25September
2018
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How to brew coffee

Coffee is personal – the right way to make it is how you like it best. That being said, mastering a few fundamentals will help you perfect your technique. From here, we encourage you to experiment with different roasts, origins, or preparation methods. Here are our tips to brew a classic cup of coffee. The Equipment Make sure that your tools — fr ...

29August
2018
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How to store coffee

For the best cup of coffee, start with quality beans and store them properly to maximise freshness and flavour. Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light. Keep beans airtight and cool To preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans ca ...

31July
2018
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History of coffee

The coffee plant, which was discovered in Ethiopia in the 11th Century, has a white blossom that smells like jasmine and a red, cherry-like fruit. Back then, the leaves of the so-called “magical fruit” were boiled in water and the resulting concoction was thought to have medicinal properties. As the fame of the coffee plant spread to ot ...

25July
2018
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