Chris Bartlett explains how extraction rates affect the characteristics of coffee. Photo by Joshua Ness.
In this new series, we ask London's best baristas about what makes them tick. This post, meet Dom, an aspiring actor who works across multiple shops in the heart of London's CBD.
Each issue, Caffeine tackles some of the complexities associated with the coffee industry. Here, we attempt to explain the resurgence of lever espresso machines.
Put the teaspoon down – tea is a perfect base for creative cocktails. Sophie Hudson treats her taste buds.
Photo by Gary Smith
If you want to fully appreciate tea’s delicate flavours, you need to know what you’re tasting – and you need to brew it right. Mike Riley offers a few professional pointers.
Looking for a date venue that doesn’t involve alcohol or a three-course meal? Ashley Gummerson explains why you’ll find love in a third-wave café. Photo by Joshua Ness
Episode 14 of The Caffeine Show
Everyone can develop the ability to sample coffee like a professional. Tim Ridley explains how
The traditional coffee ceremony is an integral part of Ethiopian and Eritrean cultures. Lani Kingston soaks up the sights, sounds and aromas. Photo by David Post
With an increasing number of home roasting machines on the market, we investigate whether the results justify the time and effort. Photo by Gary Smith
Coffee and beer, on the face of it, may not appear to share many things in common. One’s a stimulant; one’s a relaxant. One’s mostly drunk in the morning; one’s mostly drunk at night. But as we all know, opposites attract, and the marriage of these two beverages has been giving pleasure to drinkers for the past couple of decades. Photo by Bentley Creative
The Caffeine Show Episode ten is available to watch on YouTube