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For thousands of years people have derived pleasure from drinking coffee. This flavoursome beverage with its delightful aroma is often the first thought of the morning, and the perfect way to kickstart the day. As well as having a reputation for boosting energy, drinking coffee is thought to help improve memory, mood and concentration. Coffee beans also contain high levels of antioxidants and other compounds that are believed to offer health benefits for a number of common medical conditions. Coffee is one of the world's most important commodities. It is consumed worldwide, and its production provides employment for millions. Throughout history it has been the subject of folklore, customs and myths, and in many cultures coffee houses and cafes have provided a hub for people to meet and an opportunity to socialise.

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As a nation, we've embraced coffee shop culture as a major part of our lives over the last few years. The extortionate costs of that daily macchiato on the commute, or the lunchtime latte soon add up however. The great news is that you don't have to stop one of life's little pleasure; simply become your own barista with the help of Coffee-Direct.co.uk! Not only will you save a small fortune, but you'll also be able to choose from over 100 varieties from around the globe, and experience freshly roasted coffee beans in either whole bean form to be ground at...

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Since 1990, Macmillan has been running The World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for people facing cancer. To date, the brilliant social event has raised a staggering £138 million! It's a simple idea, great fun, and best of all it's a fantastic way to do your bit for this thoroughly worthwhile charity. This year, the event will be held on 25th September (although you can of course choose another date if that doesn't work for you). How Does It Work? Up and down the country, people will be hosting their own coffee mornings in their homes, offices, village halls and pretty...

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Brazil Ipanema, coffee beans, Colombia Musicas, Costa Rica Azalea, El Salvador La Joya, New Coffee, Subscriptions, Yemini Matari -

We're delighted to announce five new additions to our origin coffee range, bringing our tally to over 100 fantastic varieties from all corners of the globe. Here's a quick overview of our latest additions; follow the links for full descriptions and to order. Don't forget to use the voucher code TENOFF30 to receive 10% off orders over £30, and get free standard UK delivery on orders over £20.   Colombia Musicas Coffee from £9.99 A high acidity coffee with sharp citrus notes, featuring very good body and a balanced flavour. Colombia Musicas coffee is cultivated on the banks of the...

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There's no great secret to making the perfect cup of coffee: use freshly roasted coffee beans that can, ideally, be ground at home, make sure the equipment you use is clean before brewing, and use freshly drawn water. Some of the biggest causes of inferior coffee are unclean equipment, or equipment that is not used at a suitable temperature, poorly ground coffee or incorrect grind sizes, and inferior coffee beans or ground beans that have been left unused for a long period of time before being brewed. You'll always want to use the freshest roasted coffee available when making the...

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