Are you drinking coffee that is “TOO FRESH”?

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There seems to be a urge now to get the freshest coffee, and a general belief that coffee roasted in the UK is going to be fresher than coffee roasted abroad.

 

Truth is that coffee beans need to rest for a few days after being roasted. The number of days will change depending on a number of factors, but at least 2-3 days are a must.

Espresso roasts then tends to need a few more days to develop aromas at their best.

Grinding coffee beans straight after roasting is a no-no. Besides the fact that they are soft so not the best to grind, beans need to release CO2, which gives coffee a very acidic taste.

That is why coffee should be packed in bag with one-way valve, to let Carbon Dioxide escape. Exactly like the ones we supply.

 

Maybe next time you taste coffee that is rather acidic, ask yourself if you are drinking coffee that is “too fresh”.

Of course, storage is also a very important factor. If stored correctly coffee beans will retain aromas for a good amount of time.

We hear that some people in the UK store their coffee in the fridge, thinking it will maintain it fresh for longer. That is the worst place you could store your coffee in! Humidity and changes in temperature allows condensation to develop, which in turn deteriorates coffee, spoiling the taste. Not only that, coffee will absorb all the smells coming from the rest of the food in your fridge. Coffee in fact works as a deodoriser (You can have a nice wee pack of ground coffee in your car!).

Can you imagine drinking coffee that actually tastes of blue cheese or seafood???

 

These are just a couple of guidelines to ensuring you have the best cup of coffee.

If having coffee with milk, follow the milk temperature rule. Over 70 degrees centigrade milk proteins coagulate, making the milk taste sour and burnt. The ideal temperature is 55-60 degrees. The combination of acidic coffee and sour milk is tragedy. Next time you order a cappuccino (ideally 25ml of coffee, 100ml of steamed milk), remember the 60 degrees rule. Taste the difference, taste the coffee! (Hopefully one that is not too fresh).

 

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Glasgow just got smoky hot

DSC_1006-01In a city full of burger places like Glasgow, we are delighted that this new place has just given us our favourite yet.

Yes. Roaster’s Deli. And that’s not all.

Roaster’s Deli serves delicious burgers, but wait till you try one of their sandwiches, filled with in-house smoked meat. The Beef Dip is surely one you should do yourself the favour to taste.

To complete the picture, friendly smiling staff.

Have we made you curious enough?

For us it’s the perfect combination of wonderful food served with a smile. And it’s easily reachable!
I mean you can get there by train, by subway or by car, there is parking.

You have no excuse.

There’s a photograph of our Louisiana Bayou. Check out their Facebook page

Oh, and try the coffee!!!

Let us know what you think.

We thought “Yum”.

Have a great Saturday night and a even better Sunday morning!

We love Sunday brunch!

we found this inspiring, drinking your breakfast.

One of these will surely fix you on a Sunday morning, regardless of how you spent your Saturday night. We are intrigued by number one especially. Of course, coffee.

On Sundays We Drink Breakfast – Brunch Cocktails & Coffee Drinks

Have a great Saturday night everyone. And a even better Sunday morning.

Celebrating International Coffee Day with the story of its origins

Happy International Coffee Day!

To celebrate this great day we thought we would share a story with you. Of course it involves our beloved coffee roaster!

Caffé del Doge is unique in the world, and we owe this to their inherited secrets of Venetian Roasting tradition, the oldest and most refined coffee roasting method in Italy .

Italian coffee is renowned to be heavily roasted, but funny enough, when everything started in Venice back in the 1700 (The Doge was the lord of Venice at the times of Maritime Republics, and Venice was the first city to import and enjoy coffee beans from the East), Venetian coffee was not a dark roast. Caffé del Doge still roasts its beans using the same method and the secrets that have been developed to produce such aromatic blends without any bitter tones.

Caffé del Doge stands to Coffee as Scotland stands to Scotch Whiskey. Why getting anything else?

In this extract taken by Caffé del Doge’s own promotional material there’s an interesting description of the Venetian Coffee story:

“In a speech given to the Senate of the Venetian Republic in 1585, G.F. Morosini stated the following: ‘…they amuse themselves by sitting both inside and out on the street, people from all classes, drinking a black liquid, scorching hot, derived from a seed called kavèe, which they say has the power to keep a man awake.’ From then on coffee quickly became a popular and diffused beverage, and finally in 1683 the first ‘coffee bar’ was born in Piazza San marco. ‘

This is the embodiment of Venetian culture which has spread worldwide… Caffé del Doge was founded on this deep rooted history…”

Thanks Venice for having brought us coffee, and Caffé del Doge for still providing us with authentic Venetian roasted coffee beans, the first, one and only Coffee!

Venitian coffee roast, first in Italy

International coffee day, thank you Venice and Caffe’ del Doge

Caffe' del Doge Rialto Grand Gourmet coffee beans

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Salute and long life!

Unique Italian Flavours

Get in touch today to try our unique selection of Venetian Artisan Coffee Caffe’ del Doge and exclusive Italian hot chocolate in a range of flavours and as thick or light as you want it. Looking real good served in our set of cups and glasses…

As we say in Italy, class is no water. 
Need or want to change your coffee machine but don’t have much money to invest? Just one more reason to contact us and find out what we can do for you!

Espresso perfavore!

AccentoCafe_AccentoCafe_IMG_8372_SCalderara_S_SCalderara_S AccentoCafe_Doge_espresso_02_SCalderara_SThe day is finally here!

Come taste our phenomenal espresso tomorrow at the Scottish Coffee Festival, The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh!

And hot chocolate, ice cream, pop corns…. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Scottish Coffee Festival 2015

After last year’s success we can’t wait for this year Scottish Coffee Festival.

Differently from last year it takes places in 3 dates and both in Glasgow and Edinburgh, starting from next Saturday 29th August at the Biscuit Factory in Leith. Just like last year it’s for a good cause, and it is packed with all the great things in life: not only coffee but also ice cream, pop corns and biscuits and more!

The most delicious Italian hot chocolate.

Our splendid Hot Chocolate machine

Proud to take part for the second year, we will offer free tasting of our Venitian coffee Caffe’ del Doge and our hot chocolate which was a major success last year.

Our coffee has an incomparable aroma due to the long and unique Venitian coffee story. Not many know that Venice has been the bridgehead between East and West for centuries, and the first Italian city to come to know coffee bean back in the 16th century. Considered a miraculous medicine it was sold for the first time in 1638 in Piazza San Marco at an exorbitant price. No surprise Italy is The Country of coffee of excellence, and Venitian coffee a particularly excellent example of it. Caffe’ del Doge is still roasted using the unique traditional Venitian Roasting method, which produces a perfect balance of aromas, with no bitter notes. We take great pride and care in promoting this specialty coffee in the UK.

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If you want to read more about the festival or buy tickets visit the website. Also have a look at the articles on the Scotsman newspaper and Stv Edinburgh.

If you can’t make it next Saturday then you might be able to join us in Glasgow for the second caffeinated appointment on Sat 28th and Sun 29th of November.

See you there!