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Coffee culture, coffee tips and coffee recipes for true coffee lovers.


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Is Fairtrade ‘fair’ to farmers?

Today we’re talking Fairtrade… and specifically about the ‘fair’ in the ‘trade’. The term ‘fair trade’ and the “Fairtrade” brand have become much more well known in recent years, but maybe less understood. A fair trade between consumer and producer of course represents the holy grail of production, farming and trading best practice, a transformational  … Read more

Addicted to coffee

Ever wondered where you draw the line between a passion and an addiction? Loving something and being obsessed with something? Luckily, there are far worse things to be addicted to than coffee so today, a little light-hearted post to help you determine whether you’re an addict yourself! Signs of being a coffee addict: – One  … Read more

Coffee, countries & becoming a coffee connoisseur

Today on the blog, we’re talking coffee flavours and how they differ between countries. In just the same way as wines from different countries have different tastes and flavours, so do coffees! Of course, it can take years to become a true coffee connoisseur with the ability to detect a Guatamalan from an Ethiopian but  … Read more

Coffee, caffeine & endurance

How to boost your performance in sports by fuelling with caffeine From pre-work gym bunnies to commuting cyclists, from hard core fitness junkies to weekend warriors, we love our sport here and are constantly in search of neat tips and tricks to help fuel our bodies and see them thrive. This particular applies to those  … Read more

The Secrets to a Great Coffee

In the same way that a chef will only consider cooking with the finest ingredients, so to must coffee lovers. That’s why it really does pay to pick up Jones Brothers’ coffee when doing your weekly shop. But having the best beans is really just part of the equation. Of course, if you buy our capsules all  … Read more

Ten reasons to drink coffee daily

Coffee does not only taste good, drinking coffee also has health benefits. Read this blog for ten reasons to drink coffee daily. We get more antioxidants than anything else… Of course fruits and veggies also have tons of antioxidants, but the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee. Just smelling coffee helps dissolve  … Read more

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The History of Coffee

Ever found yourself wondering about how coffee came about? How beans and brewing all began? Sit back with a cup of your favorite Jones Brothers Coffee and let us tell you a story because the smell and taste of freshly made coffee is one of life’s greatest pleasures, to be enjoyed even more when you understand  … Read more

Coffee & cat poo?

Seriously?! Yip, that’s not a typo. Believe it or not, the world’s most expensive coffee, we repeat, the world’s most expensive coffee is made from cat poo. Literally! So this week, we thought we’d spill the beans (sorry!) about this strange yet coveted beverage but before we go on, we should perhaps point out that  … Read more

Start with a great coffee grinder!

A great bag of Jones Brothers Coffee beans is the end result of a ton of hard work – all the way from crop to cup. From farm selection, to the method used to process the cherries, to bean storage and shipment, to blending, roasting, blending and bagging, we’ve paid serious attention to every single step  … Read more

The bean belt: cradle of all coffee

This week 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

The commodity of coffee

Hey Jones Brothers Coffee lovers. This week, a thought to ponder on when next sipping a cup of Jones Brothers finest… The market of coffee Coffee is a commodity after all … and just like any other commodity, it is priced according to supply and demand. You see, long before our beautiful beans hit the Jones Brothers  … Read more

Unusual coffee pairings from around the world: avocado, butter and tea!

So what’s your pleasure? Do you like a knob of butter in your coffee first thing in the morning, like they traditionally do in Sweden? How about stir frying your coffee beans in butter before filtering them like they do in Singapore? (Wow!) During their travels The Bean Team have encountered many strange coffee-food pairings. Here’s  … Read more

Three coffee and chocolate combinations to explore

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. But it didn’t turn out to be quite as easy as we thought! So, what’s your pleasure? As we  … Read more

Ristretto, espresso and lungo: how much water should you use?

As you probably know, ristretto and lungo are both ‘espresso’-based drinks. And ‘espresso’ has nothing to do with a specific bean, blend or taste. It’s simply a method of brewing coffee by quickly pushing almost boiling water, under pressure, through tightly packed, finely ground coffee beans – exactly as you use in your machine at  … Read more

Three delicious coffee breakfast pairings

What’s your favourite coffee-food pairing, for breakfast? Over the next few posts we’ll be offering some super-tasty coffee-food pairings to try out. And we’re going to start with breakfast. But first, a little tip on how to get more in touch with your taste-buds. Explore a World of Taste Our capsules range comes complete with the  … Read more