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Water Matters

Posted by Rhea Sanghi on

How important is the water when you brew a cup of coffee? The water you use is integral to the way your coffee tastes. It changes every characteristic of your coffee - possessing the ability to make it less or more acidic, increase or decrease body and even change the way it tastes as it cools down. Maxwell Colona-Dashwood, co-author of Water and Coffee wasn’t exaggerating when he wrote “water is the subjective element that plagues the country.” Although he was talking about varying mineral composition of tap water across the UK in this quote, the truth of the matter...

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Coffee Farms And Folk Art Forms

Posted by Rajeev Vaishnav on

When we ventured out to meet the farms that we wanted to work with, we were struck by the farms' natural lush beauty, their complex biodiversity as well as the incredible amount of work that goes into each step of processing every single coffee bean. Bibi Plantation Farm It was important for us to visually capture what we saw in a way that would engage more people to think about the growing and roasting process of coffee beans. If you take a look at the artwork behind our packs, you'll see that each piece of art highlights some of these...

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Coffee Links

Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on

viora-lid-640x388Another product with an eye on design – the Viora Lid does not disappoint. We knew Silicon Valley was crazy for its coffee, but this takes thing to a slightly different level. This carefullly designed coffee cup lid heightens the aroma of the coffee. Given the importance of aroma for the coffee drinking experience, we […]

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Coffee Links

Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on

sjdjfIn local news, white stem borer be damned, India looks poised for a record coffee harvest. We touched on this last time, but this neat map of the world displays the popularity of instant versus brewed coffee. The most shocking country on there? Australia. Despite a booming speciality culture, 3/4 of coffee sales in Australia […]

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Coffee Gifts with an Eye on Design

Posted by Matt Chitharanjan on

aciafinalMy list of well designed coffee related paraphernalia is quite long, but here are a few items on that list that we either own or hope to at some point! This list includes a range of products from brewing equipment to coffee accessories, but they all make equally great gifts for coffee-loving friends (unfortunately, getting […]

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