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Coffee-Direct.co.uk is delighted to have now received over 3,000 reviews from satisfied customers, in respect of great service and the quality of our products. We love to hear from our customers, and it's always great to get feedback as it lets us know what our customers like, or what they would prefer.

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Atherton Tablelands, Australia, Australian Skybury Coffee, papaya, Skybury Tropical Plantation -

Australian Skybury Coffee is a deliciously smooth and full-bodied coffee, grown on the Skybury Tropical Plantation, a family run business that has been producing coffee over the past thirty years. This award-winning plantation is located near Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands, a lush plateau situated in the highlands above Cairns, Queensland. Tourists travelling through the area can enjoy the breathtaking views, and visit national parks with areas of tropical rainforest, volcanic lakes and spectacular waterfalls. It is home to a wide assortment of wildlife, including duck-billed platypus, kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoot, and over 300 species of birds.

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almonds, Biscotti, Italian, Italy, twice-baked, Vin Santo -

Biscotti are the deliciously crunchy biscuits that can be found in most coffee houses these days, as a popular accompaniment to dunk into a frothy cappuccino or latte. These oblong-shaped biscuits, traditionally made with almonds, originated in Italy, where they are also known as 'cantucci'. Their name comes from the ancient Latin word 'biscotus', meaning 'twice-baked'. This is because the dough is first baked as a loaf, then sliced and baked again until the biscuits are dry and crisp.

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International Coffee Day, Women in Coffee -

Today is an important date in the world of coffee because it's International Coffee Day. Coffee events are being held in many countries worldwide to mark this event; a day for coffee lovers to celebrate and appreciate the pleasure this fabulous beverage brings. It is also an occasion to reflect on the dedication and efforts of the multitude of people involved in coffee's journey from seedling to cup.

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Coffee burr grinders, Manual burr grinders, stylish -

Brewing the perfect cup of coffee can be dependent on many things, but one of the most important factors in getting it right starts with the grinding of the beans. Bearing in mind coffee starts to lose its freshness and flavour the moment it interacts with the air around it, the most logical way to preserve that freshness would be to grind your coffee beans just before you brew it. However, the flavour and aroma of the most amazing coffee can be compromised if the beans are poorly ground, and although there are various coffee bean grinders on the market that work in different ways, some of them have advantages over others. The main kinds of grinders used are blade grinders and electric or manual burr grinders.

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