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Keep Cool during the heatwave – an ice-cold coffee recipe

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 now truly at our door, let our cold coffee be your new morning breeze. One of our youngest fans, 15 year old Hanisha has written in to us with  … Read more

Drink coffee to stay healthy!

Coffee is so good that it would be easy to assume it’s bad for us. We crave it, we guzzle it, it makes us feel good, warm, energized and ready to take on whatever challenges life throws at us. In fact, for many of us, it’s the lure of a Jones Brothers coffee that pries us  … Read more

All the best coffee beans are UTZ certified!

All the best coffee beans are certifiably sustainable! We believe there’s some things in life that you just shouldn’t compromise on. One is great tasting coffee, of course. The other thing is doing business in a fair and ethical way. You may know that all Jones Brothers Coffee beans are UTZ certified. But what is UTZ? What  … Read more

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy! Make 30 delicious chocolate studded biscuits with a soft middle. They’re guaranteed to be a success… Preparation time: 15 mins Baking time: 10 mins Ingredients (for 30 cookies): 133gr white chocolate 133gr milk chocolate 133gr dark chocolate 160gr light brown sugar 160gr granulated sugar 2 pouches vanilla sugar 300gr salted butter, softened 2 eggs  … Read more

Easy coffee snacks recipes from around the world

A while ago we shared a delicious Tiramisu recipe with you and here we are again with a couple of recipes. Whether it’s healthy Dates and Oat balls from the Middle East, that famous crunchy triangular snack from India, or everyone’s favourite mini Almond Cakes. We think they all go well with coffee. Deliciousness overload  … Read more

Say “yum” to Espresso Martini… The Wake me up and Fuck me up drink !

Rich and creamy, this cocktail has been invented back in the 1980s by the British bartending genius Dick Bradsell and quickly became an iconic drink. No wonder- boozy and refreshing, an Espresso Martini is a delicious drink, giving you both the cool down and the energy kick that you need. Read on to find our  … Read more

Brewing coffee your way – V60!

V60 – Filter coffee brewing gadget. How you can make filter coffee in it? Matt, our friend and expert barista is telling all you need to be able to make a great cup of coffee using the V60. V60 Brew time: 2.5 – 3.5 minutes So, you’ve purchased the Pandora’s row of brewing methods: THE  … Read more

Coffee in days gone by

In today’s world, we’re pretty used to getting what we want with a snap of the fingers. We live in a world of instant gratification and when it comes to wanting a cup of coffee of example, we know we can get our hands on Jones Brothers’ coffee with ease and convenience, leaving us with an  … Read more

The Grind; just as important as the coffee

When it comes to making the perfect coffee, the grind plays a starring role. In fact, many say that a good grinder is the most important piece of equipment there is and sure enough, if you try to get away with a crappy grinder, even the sleekest of espresso machines will let you down. You  … Read more

Beans or beer?

We’ve all been there. The weekend is approaching. Your brain feels fried. You’ve been working hard all week and your creativity is coming to a slow stand still. You know you need to fuel up with something, to unleash those creative juices once more but what with? Do you reach for a beer or some  … Read more

A question of sport

Can a cup of coffee motivate you to relish endless trips to the gym? That question is at the heart of a notable study of caffeine and exercise, one of several new experiments suggesting that, whatever your sport, caffeine may allow you to perform better and enjoy yourself more. Scientists and many athletes have known  … Read more

What kind of coffee drinker are you?

Here at Jones Brothers we cater for everyone whether you prefer a lovely Latte, a marvelous Macchiato, a more-ish Mocha or an excellent Espresso. Of course, we only use the top quality beans full stop and that means 100% Arabica, all the way. But ever thought about what coffee your personality lends itself to? A  … Read more

Discover Colombian Coffee

Colombia is a vibrant country of colour, culture and history. An ancient civilisation of indigenous peoples married to the conquering Spanish in the 16th century.

From Crop to Cup: Celebrating coffee, its origins and makers on the International Coffee Day

There is nothing like drinking a cup of coffee every morning to start the day happy and energized, right? Coffee is an inspiring drink, it not only boosts our own creativity but also comes with a whole fascinating universe- have you ever wondered what does goat herder Kaldi, 1st October and United Nations have to  … Read more

Brewing coffee your way – The Chemex!

  Chemex – the beauty among coffee brewers.  You’ve seen it in stores but wondered how you can make filter coffee in it? Matt, our friend and expert barista is telling all you need to be able to make great coffee in this stylish coffee brewer.   Brew your perfect cup of coffee.   Brewing  … Read more

Brewing it your way – The Aeropress!

Thinking of buying an Aeropress but you’re not sure how it really works? Matt, our friend and an expert barista is sharing his tips on how to brew great coffee in this little powerful maker. Brew your perfect cup of coffee. Brewing your own coffee is a wonderful way to get a real understanding of  … Read more

Irish Coffee & other Coffee Cocktails

This week we’re sharing our favourite coffee-based cocktails. There’s no time like the present to organise a little soiree and get mixing some magic concoctions! Espresso Martini Shaken, not stirred! 45ml Kahlua 30ml Vodka 30ml Jones Brothers espresso Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini  … Read more

Delicious oreo truffles recipe- a perfect snack with your coffee

The nice thing about this recipe is that it’s not only very delicious, but also very easy to make. You only need 3 or 4 ingredients and it will impress your friends (or colleagues) for sure!   Ingredients:    2 packs of Oreo Cookies (28 pieces) 1 pack of Monchou (100 grammes) 350 grammes of  … Read more

Chocolate cake recipe for little and big celebrations

A wise man once said no celebrations are complete without a cake. Our newlywed colleague Ela, prepared us the chocolate slice cake, which we enjoyed after lunch with a nice cup of coffee. Everyone at the Jones Brothers Coffee has their own favourite coffee (mine is Noir and Ela Sumatra) but what great is about  … Read more

Turkish way of drinking coffee

If you’d like to experience something from five hundred years ago then it is the time you get to know Turkish coffee a little better. Turkish way of making coffee is known for its intensity and filter-less method. Traditionally Turks brewed coffee on hot sand but in today’s modern world it is mostly brewed over  … Read more