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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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British designer Tom Dixon has produced a copper coffee set that can only be described as stunning. Featuring a French press, espresso cups, milk pan, stovetop brewer and numerous other accessories on top of a beautifully constructed copper serving tray, this high end piece would be the jewel in any coffee connoisseur’s kitchen. Available this Autumn direct from tomdixon.net, pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but suffice to  say it will probably be in the ‘high quality gift’ range rather than being an all out extravagance. Check out Tom’s site for some beautiful lighting, furniture, gifts and accessories, and see more of...

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We've just launched a new addition to our product pages to make finding your perfect coffee even easier. Throughout our range of origin and blended coffees, you'll now see dials on the left hand side of the page indicating various features of the particular coffee you're browsing. With indicators including strength, acidity, flavour, body and aroma, you can at a glance see how our range matches your tastes. If you know exactly the type of coffee you're looking for, you can also use our new check sheets, listing our range by all of those attributes, starting with Coffee by Strength. To...

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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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