Coffee fads: coffee in a cone

Compared to other recent coffee fads, such as coffee served in an avocado shell (really, we’re not making it up), this one seems almost tame. In fact, it’s not really a coffee fad at all, more a coffee cup fad. While it’s certainly environmentally responsible to use a non-plastic container for your coffee, we think […]

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Coffee tasting notes

Most large commercial coffee companies employer a professional ‘cupper’, or taster, or even a team of people. As coffee is an organic product and subject to variation caused by a number of factors including weather, the taster’s job is to evaluate and assess each batch for consistency, and also to assess new blends. Tasters have […]

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Coffee goes into the space age

Twinkle, twinkle, little star; how I wonder what you are. Next time you look up into the night sky and see a bright star, it could be the International Space Station, where astronauts have just succeeded in making coffee that’s literally out of this world. The problem with space coffee up to now has been┬áthat […]

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Types of coffee

Here at the Wholesale Coffee Company, we’re coffee experts. Here’s our handy guide to the different types of coffee on the market. Coffee beans Fresh coffee beans are the first stop for any serious coffee lover, and come in a huge range of varieties. Their appearance and flavour will depend on a number of factors, […]

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Coffee comes to Europe

Nowadays, coffee is such a big part of our social culture that it’s hard to imagine a time without it. It came to the UK in the 17th century, well after sugar first made its appearance here but before tea reached our shores. European travellers to the Near East (an area roughly corresponding to the […]

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Seven hot chocolate variations

Here at the Wholesale Coffee Company, we’re proud to sell a wide range of coffee beans from all over the world at great wholesale prices. We’ve got a lot more strings to our bow as well though – did you know what we also sell coffee accessories such as cups, lids and stirrers, ingredients such […]

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What is coffee cupping?

“Coffee cupping” isn’t, as you may expect, the art of putting coffee in cups. It’s actually the art of tasting coffee, and experts train their palates in the same way as wine tasters to pick up nuances and overtones in the drink. Coffee buyers and blenders use cupping to evaluate different coffee beans, and to […]

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