September 29: Happy International Coffee Day!!



Today, 29 September  all over the world the International Day of coffee is celebrated!

Although the real origin of the International Day of coffee is unknown, many countries nowadays celebrate this event to pay tribute to a drink that is famous all over the world.

It's worth noting that the stimulant properties of coffee were discovered as early as the ninth century by an Ethiopian shepherd observing the behaviour of his sheep after eating coffee berries found in nature.

The consumption of coffee as drink began around the fifteenth century in the Arab countries, and later it spread to Italy, Europe and the Americas. 

Nowadays, consuming a cup of coffee is an enjoyable "ritual" for all of us, and that is regardless of how you drink the coffee and where you are. In the world of cinema coffee become also an important drink, great artists such as Totò in Italy or Sterling Hayden in America could not give up coffee on the set. Coffee was their constant companion of many adventures! 

In Italy, Espresso is king, but also espressino, with cream and corrected with grappa or sambuca are loved ! You can not refuse a good coffee, so.... drink your coffee as Espresso, long, with milk or or macchiato and simply enjoy it!    

You only have to try to believe it, search on our website for the coffee that suits you and enjoy it as you wish !


A Coder's Guide To Coffee




As most software and creative professionals know, coffee is an important component in boosting mental acuity and maintaining peak, on-the-job performance. Coffee is not just a useful aid while working though. It's also a damn tasty beverage. To make a really good cup of coffee, all you need is the desire to enjoy a better beverage that's brewed using modern technology. Read on to learn the secrets of good coffee!

Great Taste Awards 2014!!



The Great Taste Award is an international competition that rewards independent products and handicrafts, but also the commitment of individuals and companies that believe in these products. We are proud to add this star to our products, sure that this will  help consumers to try and choose the quality of our products.

Two of the products awarded are Invidia Cremoso in capsules compatible with A Modo Mio and Organic Barley  in Capsules compatible with  A Modo Mio and Nespress. Coffee was appreciated for its taste "rich and dark" with a deep flavor while Organic Barley was acclaimed for its sweetness and richness of the caramel tones.  

It's worth noting that cremoso blends are also available in capsules compatible with Nespresso, Espresso Point and other major systems.


Coffee capsules compatible with Lavazza A Modo Mio by Italian Coffee



Coffee capsules alternatives are in high demand. Today we are going to test the alternative to Lavazza A Modo Mio capsules. The coffee capsules we have tested are made in north of Italy by Best Espresso and sold online by espressoland.com.au.

Price

A pack of 16 capsules costs AUD10.95 or AUD8.80 when you buy a carton. (not including reward points program). That makes the price per capsule of about 55 cents which means a saving of  approx 24% if compared to Lavazza own capsules.(to save even more subscribing to the reward points program)

The coffee nap that improves your alertness!



Studies in Japan and England indicate that coffee combined with a quick power nap can help improve your memory and alertness. Coffee Nap means drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This according to science,  at espressoland, we are all for an Italian style espresso treat and siesta!  Source vox.com(retrieved 10/sep/2014)

You want the moon we'll get you the moon! - new blend by Best Espresso compatible with Nespresso



"You want the moon"... we'll get you the moon!

One of the most famous quotes from one of the most famous scene in movie history, It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Our family of products is expanding and we are indeed very happy to introduce the newest member at espressoland.com.au: we are talking about MOON, a new coffee blend in capsules compatible with Nespresso machines by Best Espresso. This coffee features a full-bodied flavour that appears in the cup with a thick, persistent and dark hazelnut colour crema.

This blend is roasted in the Neapolitan way and of course our invitation is to try the persuasive aroma of this new product immediately. We are sure you will not regret your choice.

In conclusion, we would like to offer another musical suggestion: try to enjoy the coffee by relaxing while singing softly another song extremely evocative of the great Frank Sinatra ... Fly me to the moon and let me play Among the Stars ...

Nespresso vs. Lavazza A Modo Mio - what is the best coffee?



Single-serve coffee machine have simplified the coffee preparation process and given everyone the ability to choose their own individual blend and the convenience of having a cup of coffee in seconds.  We have tested many of the machines currently on the market and made an infographic using two of the most popular. The aim is to find out which one does the job better between the Citiz by Nespresso and Favola (electrolux Premium) by Lavazza A Modo Mio.

How to make the perfect espresso using capsules or pods



What should an Espresso Coffee taste like, anyway? 

A quality Espresso should taste rich and sweet. Different beans blends and roasting method give their own flavour profile, however a quality coffee is one that is light roasted with fruity, chocolatey or floral notes. Light roasts are complex, refined and have good acidity. A coffee it should never taste bitter, sour, burnt or ashy. Capsules can make the process of preparing a coffee quicker, easier and with constant good results.

Nespresso compatible capsules will not void the machine warranty - France only for now



Nestlé, ther owner of Nespresso brand, reached an agreement with France's antitrust authorities (paywall) to extend the guarantee on its single-serving coffee machines to customers who use pods other than its own, branded ones. As part of the deal, Nespresso will also remove the warning on its capsules and machines that claims only its own pods should be used with its coffee machines. Since, as it turns out, that's not quite true.
The company has found itself embroiled in a spate of legal disputes relating to its clever (if perhaps bullying) approach to protecting its business. Last year it tried to block the sale of rival capsules in the UK. It waged a similar war on competitors pod offerings in Germany in 2012, and then again in 2013. It also battled with its coffee pod enemies in Switzerland, as well as in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.  The thing is, Nestlé has lost in just about every one of those conflicts.

Roasting: the moment of Truth - Light vs Dark coffee beans



Big names deliver great marketing messages and not always great flavours. Dark roast are popular however only the best quality coffee beans are usuualy used in light roast. This depends mostly on the fact that  light roast is not easy to brew opposite to a dark one which is more forgiving and is better for maintaining a taste consistency. Beans are a fruit afterall and each harvest can be different.

Dark roast means that the coffee bean has been roasted typically for a longer period of time.  This gives the dark colour but will also smooth the flavours of the coffee highlighting the roast notes. Once beans are dark roasted it's impossible to tell whether it's a good bean or a bad bean because all the natural flavours have been burnt and obscured by charcoal notes. Nonetheless, many dark roast are excellent for milky drinks or Americano type of coffee.

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