Many regions have their own special coffee competition.
Localised coffee festivals appear all over the place and are developing into an annual event, such as the London Coffee Festival.
In addition, there are also truly international competitions to complement them, such as the World Barista Championships which have just been held in Australia this year.
…continue reading Foynes Irish Coffee Festival
Councillors have done it.
Politicians have done it.
The Emergency Services have done it. Now, as reported in the Halifax Courier, the police are doing it too.
…continue reading Policing and coffee drinking
One of the big news stories in the coffee world of late is the plight of the crops of the Central American coffee growers.
We have reported previously on the issue of coffee rust and the scale of the disease is now significant.
What is it?
…continue reading Epidemic for Central American coffee
We have reported previously that there have been medical studies to suggest that drinking coffee may help those who suffer from Alzheimers.
However, a news story has been in the press of late, which shows that coffee can also help in more traditional ways.
A coffee event was held to mark Dementia Awareness Week recently in the Vintage Coffee Bar in York.
…continue reading Coffee supporting Alzheimers
As many service providers know, it can often be more lucrative to charge by the hour, rather than quoting up front for a job.
What if the job overruns?
Is more complicated than we think?
…continue reading Coffee time how much would you pay?
In general, it would be fair to say, don’t you think, that the things we like to eat and drink are generally deemed bad for us?
Chocolate, fried food, alcohol, cheese, too much meat, too much sugar, too much fat and so on.
However, there has been an article on the New York Times website that has caused something of a stir in the coffee online press.
…continue reading Coffee is good for you!
One coffee news story caught our attention at Geek.com this week.
The company has reported on a rather interesting new coffee table, which is produced by Ideum and which could satisfy the needs of computer-loving coffee-drinkers.
We have reported before on aesthetically unusual coffee tables made of all sorts of materials, including the hardboard of a computer.
…continue reading The interactive coffee table
Hands up who doesn’t mind coffee rings on their furniture?
Not many of us, I suspect.
Perhaps bars and cafes don’t mind the tell-tale circles of beverages that have dripped down the sides of their customers’ coffee and tea cups too much, but home-owners are often not so keen on it.
…continue reading Drip Catching
We have reported before on the devastating coffee rust disease which can hit coffee plantations hard.
However, of late, Central America has suffered terribly from this outbreak.
How bad is it and how much damage has been done?
…continue reading Coffee rust the damage
If you want to raise funds for a good cause, what is one of the first events that springs to mind?
All over the United Kingdom, coffee mornings are held for those who want to make some money for a charity or two.
Come and drink some coffee, taste some treats and donate funds to a good cause, plus a few stalls and tombolas and other typical coffee morning fare.
…continue reading Helping with coffee