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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy boost coffee smoothie recipe

A simple cup of coffee to kick start your day is great but check out our energy-boosting coffee smoothie with banana recipe for a quick fix. Enjoy it before you go to the gym or blend it up for breakfast. It is easy to make and you may have all the ingredients available in your  … Read more

Hot in coffee world 2016

Drinking coffee isn’t a new thing but the way we drink it has certainly changed over the past few years. 2016 has been the year of new brewing techniques, experimenting with taste but also a year of changing coffee drinking habits. Here’s a little overview of what we thought has been hot in the coffee  … Read more

Easy and quick Kruidnoten recipe for Sinterklaas

Karuidnoten is the sign that Sinterklaas is just around the corner. In the 17th century, when spices were pretty expensive which is why their use was reserved for Holidays and celebrations. That is the reason kruidnoten are Sinterklaas’s special treats. Strong smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and many other spices in kruidennoten is what makes  … Read more

Make your autumn nights cosier with easy and quick tricks

Autumn is here! Yes, one look at the trees in Amsterdam and we’re certain the summer is over. But it’s not really all bad news! When it gets cold outside, it’s time to start the cosy season: put on a warm sweater and sip on and relish every cup of coffee. About some time ago  … 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

Iconic coffee moments from the movies

Who is not a movie fan? Most importantly who is not a coffee fan? As we know, coffee is not just a drink, right! It’s a lifestyle. For a lot of us coffee is our passionate obsession. Coffee has also played its part in a lot of great (and not so great!) movies. Can you  … Read more