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How to make homemade caramel iced coffee recipe!

The Old Favourite – simple Espresso based iced coffee in 4 easy steps! What is better than being able to throw together a quick, simple and delicious cold coffee with ingredients and equipment you have at home? With summer at the door, let our homemade caramel iced coffee be your new morning breeze. We’ve tried  … Read more

homemade coffee granola recipe

Homemade Crunchy Multigrain Coffee Granola

Thanks a lot, to Sandra, from the culinary blog “Le Pétrin” for this delicious homemade crunchy coffee granola recipe made with our Big Shot coffee beans! Rich in nuts (that’s healthy!) crispy with large clusters and a coffee scent that give you the right boost to start a beautiful day! Read her blog HERE! The  … Read more

Rwanda gorilla

There is so much more than Gorillas in Rwanda

“The Switzerland of Africa” To many Europeans (and I include myself in those), apart from the terrifying memory of the Genocide against the Tutsi which resulted in the death of more than 1 million people, we know very little to nothing about Rwanda. 25 years later, as the country will commemorate those dramatic events, Rwanda,  … Read more

Rwanda women in coffee

Growing coffee to grow a better future!

“Coffee has the power to connect people all over the world. It has also the power to connect women to their family. When we empower women, we empower the whole family. When women have dignity, they are more confident and have trust in the future.” -Prosper Mulindwa These are the words from the Vice Mayor,  … Read more

Bean Belt

The bean belt: cradle of all coffee

This time we’re talking beans & belts. After all, you, me and all those around us, start our day with a great cup of coffee but very few of us are really aware of the origin of the coffee we’re sipping. So, time for a little geography lesson! The Bean Belt is basically the horizontal strip  … Read more

Ethiopian Landscape


Part 2 – The Coffee Growing Regions of Ethiopia We are committed coffee enthusiasts at Jones Brothers and one of our most favourite regions is Ethiopia. But there is so much more to Ethiopia than meets the eye. This country of 110 million people is diverse in its ethnic groups, its cultural influences and its  … Read more

Richard and Ethiopian Farmer


Part 1 – Why we love coffees from Ethiopia! I have been fascinated by Ethiopian coffees since I experienced my first coffee taste explosion way back in 2005. I had just started my first coffee company and from the beginning I wanted us to find and source the best coffees possible. Ethiopia was the obvious  … Read more

Espresso Bar

Perfect Extraction – How To Make Espresso

Espresso… We have a lot to thank our Italian friends for! As well as a short shot of heaven, it’s also the building block to your favourite milk drinks. Getting the perfect extraction and taste can be tricky work. Grind your beans too finely and your coffee will be over-extracted, taking too long to come  … Read more

Moka Pot pour

Brewing Coffee Your Way – The Moka Pot!

Originating in Italy, this uniquely designed piece of equipment lets you make a smooth, strong and delicious tasting espresso style drink. It’s quite a dated method of making coffee, but it’s definitely making a comeback in the coffee industry and in people’s homes. It’s simple and quick to prepare.. What you’ll need: Your favourite Jones  … Read more

Coffee Drinking from Chemex

The Best Pair This Valentine’s- Coffee and Chocolate

Who doesn’t love the combination of coffee and chocolate? We grabbed our favourite bars of dark, milk and white chocolate, set up our full range of caps, and then got busy with our very own taste-test. If you know a coffee lover and want to combine your coffee gift with a sweet treat, we’ve come  … Read more

Baci Di Dama

Coffee Infused ‘Baci Di Dama’

Thank you so much to one of our favourite cooking blogs “Le Pétrin”  for this recipe! It’s one for the Italians today- a ‘Baci Di Dama’ infused with coffee, supposed to be the most romantic biscuits of all time. Read her article here! Ingredients (for about thirty biscuits): 1 cup freshley brewed Italian Lover coffee 150g powdered  … Read more

Blackout Banana Bread

Blackout Banana Bread

Thank you very much to the culinary blog “Le Pétrin” for this really creative recipe! Sandra created a ‘ Blackout Banana Bread ‘with coffee two ways, and 3 kinds of chocolate! To us, nothing is more magical than that 😉. Read her original recipe here ! Ingredients: 30g espresso coffee (1 capsule Jones Brothers Coffee  … Read more

Coffee Choux Buns

Thank you so much to the culinary blogger “Quand La Folie s’Invite à Table”  for this coffee choux bun recipe. Read the blog post here ! Ingredients for around 30 pieces : For the choux dough : 25cl water 100g butter 20g powdered sugar 150g flour 4 eggs For the coffee cream : 1 cup  … Read more

Chocolate Coffee Rolls, Cream Coffee Icing

Today, we have a wonderful recipe for you from the cooking blogger “Le Pétrin” ! Thank you Sandra! Since she has already created numerous recipes to go with our coffee, she had to brainstorm a little before coming up with an excellent idea – Chocolate Coffee Rolls with Cream Coffee Icing! Read her article here! Ingredients for  … Read more

Eclairs au Cafe

Lactose-Free Eclairs with Coffee

A big thank you to the French cooking blogger “Un Zeste d’Estelle”  for this recipe! After Estelle couldn’t find a good enough recipe for her to try out with our wonderful ‘Italian Lover‘ coffee beans, she decided to be amazingly creative and create her own lactose-free Eclairs! Read her blog here ! Level: complex Preparation: Custard :  … Read more

bavarois au cafe

Coffee Bavarois

Thank you so much to the culinary blog “Saveurs et Gourmandises”  for this delicious coffee Bavarois recipe! Read the article here! Ingredients: 100ml strong ‘The Awakening’ coffee 250ml milk 3 egg yolks 100g powdered sugar 3 gelatin sheets 100ml very cold liquid whole cream 1 teaspoon of icing sugar 1 tablespoon of lemon juice Method: 1. Soak the gelatin sheets  … Read more

Gateu Camille - oefs au lait café

Coffee Custard Cream

Many thanks to Camille from the culinary blog “GateauCamille” for this delicious recipe. She used our Big Shot beans and invites you to discover it too! Read her article here! Ingredients: 1 cup of espresso from our Big Shot beans 500ml milk 120g sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Method: 1. In a pan, boil the milk with  … Read more

Carnet de Saveurs

Chocolate Fondant, Speculaas, Chantilly and Coffee

This pretty and easy-to-prepare recipe is perfect for coffee and chocolate lovers! Thank you so much to Anne from the cooking blog “Carnet De Saveurs”, for this delicious chocolate fondant, speculaas, chantilly and coffee recipe, perfect for an autumn dessert! Speculaas is a traditional spiced shortcrust biscuit, native here in the Netherlands, as well as Belgium,  … Read more


Cappuccino Panna Cotta with Pumpkin Spice Caramel Recipe

We love these autumn vibes. Trees are changing color and Amsterdam turns into a painting with these yellow and orange tones. Our suggestion is to sit comfortably at the window, grab your cup of steaming Jones Brothers coffee and enjoy this fantastic autumn recipe made by CookingDom! Read her blog here! Panna Cotta is often  … Read more

New Awakening

Why changing our Awakening Blend recipe is important for us and our customers…

Playing with a winning formula of course can be a dangerous mission. Why change something that works well? Why potentially upset some loyal customers? Our The Awakening blend has been with us since I started Jones Brothers Coffee in 2013. I designed it to be a smooth and easy drinking blend for all types of  … Read more