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We've been hard at work for the last few months developing this brand new version of Coffee-Direct.co.uk, and we really hope you like it. We've developed the site with a few key principles in mind to make ordering your coffee from us quick, secure and hassle-free; here are a few of the main changes we've made: Content Delivery Network We know there were times on our old site that the experience was a little sluggish. We've utilised a technology called a "Content Delivery Network" or "CDN" to make our pages load incredibly quick even on slower connections. We don't like...

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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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The key to enjoying the best coffees is to prepare your drinks by grinding the beans at home, using beans that have been roasted as recently as possible. The sooner you use your roasted beans, the better your coffee will taste. At Coffee-Direct we make sure that all our beans are roasted to order and quickly packaged for a fast delivery, allowing you to enjoy the fullest flavours and richest aromas in your favourite coffees. When roasting coffee, there are a number of rules and recommendations to follow if you want to get the best flavours, aromas and colours from...

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There are a number of reasons for switching to decaffeinated coffee, particularly if you find it difficult to relax at night after drinking your favourite caffeinated drinks. While caffeine increases levels of certain neurotransmitters (including acetylcholine, which is associated with attention and concentration), there are some notable negative effects, such as when alertness turns into restlessness and insomnia. So, while many enjoy the energising effects of coffee, these effects can quickly become a burden, particularly for those suffering from poor sleep routines due to their daily caffeine intake. With decaffeinated coffees, coffee-lovers can enjoy their favourite brews without the negative effects...

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coffee beans, coffee blends, freezing, fresh coffee, origin coffee, storage -

When it comes to enjoying delicious, fresh and aromatic coffee, there are a few simple but important rules to follow if you want to experience the best cup. Firstly, it's always favourable to buy your beans from a dedicated coffee supplier, rather than at the supermarket. Secondly, you'll want to store your pre-ground coffee beans appropriately, in a suitable container and in the ideal environment. You'll also want to grind your beans just before brewing, whenever possible; the benefits of freshly ground beans cannot be stressed enough, and you'll soon be able to tell the difference between a recently ground...

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