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History of Coffee: Part IV – Commercialisation of Coffee

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For many connoisseurs, the period from the mid-19th Century to the late 20th Century is the ‘Dark Age’ of coffee. During this era, coffee lost its Middle-Eastern mystical charm and became commercialised and, quite frankly, ordinary. When coffee was first introduced into Britain during the 17th Century, it was a drink enjoyed by every social class. While the rich would… Read more »

The Names of Different Coffee Drinks

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Coffee drinks have many different names that come from many sources. Coffee houses have 64 drink selections they agree have the same basic recipe. Some of these drinks have different names or have a number of variations. A good barista is one who knows how to make them all. Affogato is Italian for drowned. This can be a drink or… Read more »

Nespresso Coffee

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In 1976 the technology that is used to brew Nespresso, some of the most expensive coffee cup for cup, was invented by the Nestle corporation in Switzerland. Since then the product has gone through many stages of development that have led us to a very popular product that brews perfect high-quality coffee with a rich layer of crema on top… Read more »