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There are countless opinions and “experts” out there telling you what makes a good coffee and why, but what is the reality?
In an ongoing series of simple blogs, we are going to try to give you the information you need to navigate your way through the World of coffee buying and drinking.
We won’t tell you what’s right or wrong, that’s up to you, the way you like your coffee is always going to be the best for you.
What we will try to do with this series is to use our many years of coffee industry experience to give you simple advice about how to get the best from the humble bean and how to make sure you get what you want when you need a cup.
So the next time you ask for an espresso and the crema disappears even before you can lift it to your lips or you ask for a filter coffee and the bearded tattooed “expert” barista gives you an Americano, you can climb up onto your soapbox and deliver the lecture about the difference between what you ordered and what you got.
Just remember, the best coffee in the World is the one you like the most, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.