India's terrain defines its tea-growing regions by the subcontinent's significant differences in climate and geography. The three main Indian tea regions are Assam, Darjeeling, and Nilgiri. Northeastern India ...

October 6, 2017

Beginning in the middle ages, coffee, or “kahve,” was very well known and enjoyed in the Islamic world because of the belief that it stimulated intelligence, creativity and imagination, contrary to the belief about wine ...

August 25, 2017

The French Press is a coffee infusion system based on a cylindrical pot fitted with a plunger which, by pressing on the combination of hot water and ground coffee, separates the beverage from the grinds. The system was ...

August 18, 2017

Brazilian cupping is an authentic coffee extraction process used by coffee professionals to determine the quality and taste of various varieties of coffees. It was developed for everyone working in the coffee industry ...

August 10, 2017

The milk frothing requires safe and efficient movements. The air that is incorporated in the milk must be balanced and never excessive, the hand movements must therefore be minimal. It is important to respect the position of the steamer ...

July 27, 2017

In the extraction process of the Italian espresso, the blend plays a fundamental role for having an espresso with excellent characteristics. In a perfect espresso it should always be found all the features that distinguish ...

July 20, 2017

The Cup of Excellence is the annual competition organized by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence. Hosted for the first time in 1999 in Brazil, has helped defining the standards of quality and transparency in the coffee sector ...

June 30, 2017

A good barista should organize his workplace at its best; the heart of every workstation is of course the espresso machine, usually placed at the centre of the bar counter. We recommend you placing to the right of the espresso ...

June 8, 2017

The loading of the coffee from producer countries, the shipping transportation, and all disembarkation operations in the various ports of consumer countries are the least-known steps of the coffee chain. The journey that coffee has ...

June 1, 2017

The most widely used coffee roasting machine still today is made up of a rotating metal cylinder, fitted internally by a blade system that guarantees a perfect mixing and an homogenous heat exposure to all coffee beans. The heat required for ...

May 18, 2017

The rains mark the flowering, and consequently, the fruiting of the drupes on the coffee plants. As a result, we have plants with coffee cherries of different colors, or different stages of ripeness. The quality of the coffee ...

May 12, 2017

Caffeine can be considered the most widespread stimulant in the world. The chemical compound was isolated only in 1819, about two hundred years after the arrival of coffee in Europe. It was discovered by the doctor and chemist Ferdinand ...

Apr 28, 2017

When preparing espresso coffee, the water used is of fundamental importance. When we consider that water makes up 95% of an espresso and 98% of the filter preparations, we immediately realize how necessary ...

Apr 21, 2017

While we usually drink coffee for the taste and the boost we get from the caffeine, some people are less tolerant of its effects. Decaffeinated coffee was invented in Bremen in 1905 by Ludwig Roselius, the son of a ...

Apr 14, 2017

China is the birthplace of tea, also known by its Latin name, Camellia sinenisis, and is the only country famous for all the colors of tea, whether they be white, yellow, green, oolong or black (red). While there are many countries ...

Mar 23, 2017

On the origins of this most popular drink, the story is mixed with legend. A great mystery reigns from the name; do you call it whiskey or whisky? Since the fifth century A.D., it was St. Patrick's task to teach Irish monks the method to work ...

Mar 17, 2017

On the origins of this most popular drink, the story is mixed with legend. A great mystery reigns from the name; do you call it whiskey or whisky? Since the fifth century A.D., it was St. Patrick's task to teach Irish monks the method to work ...

Mar 09, 2017

Known around the world as one of the greatest tea consuming cultures, the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) has been instrumental in spreading tea across the world, thanks to the reach of the British Empire ...

Mar 03, 2017

Filicori Zecchini is renown in Europe and the United States as a high-quality coffee company and we’ve been roasting coffee for almost 100 years. Italy is recognized around the world ...

Feb 23, 2017

Every day, most of us drink some type of coffee, tea or other caffeinated beverage, whether to give a jump start to our day or for a pick me up in the late afternoon ...

Feb 17, 2017

Over the course of millennia, the Japanese have refined tea to a level of artistry and spiritual importance, epitomized by Chado, "the way of tea." The nation's culture ...

Feb 10, 2017

In these days we are all getting ready for Christmas, wrapping gifts and thinking of special recipes to treat our friends and families. Today we teach you an original ...

Dec 19, 2015

Coffee is good for your health and it makes you live longer – it can even save your life. A curious experiment conducted by Gustav III of Sweden in the end of the 18th century proves it ...

Dec 09, 2015

With winter approaching, we bet you are looking forward to new comforting and sweet recipes for the cold afternoons ahead. Today we teach you how to make a homemade hot chocolate ...

Dec 02, 2015

Today we introduce you a truly unique black tea: Lapsang Souchong, a smoky tea that will open you a whole world of new, suprising sensations and taste pairings ...

Nov 15, 2015

Gianduiotti, Turin’s famous chocolates, were named after Gianduja, the Piedmontese stock character of the Italian Carnival. Here is the story of Gianduiotti chocolates ...

Oct 02, 2015

Long Island is one of the most popular summer cocktails. It looks like an iced tea, but it has all the taste and body of an alcoholic long drink. Today we will learn how to prepare a ...

Sep 08, 2015

Cold Brew Coffee is the trend of the summer. Loved by coffee addicts, Cold Brew is delicious and extraordinarily delicate. Learn how Cold Brew Coffee is made ...

Aug 31, 2015

How about turning a simple, tasteless ice cube into a special ingredient for a delicious, refreshing summer drink? Today we teach you a simple way to make tasty ice cubes starting from pure cocoa ...

Aug 29, 2015

Bubble Tea is a fresh summer drink that is trending in the US and northern Europe. The story of Bubble Tea began in Taiwan more than 30 years ago. Today we tell you everything about its invention and we teach ...

Aug 14, 2015

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