Crop to cup coffee blog

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


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

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

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

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

Birthday cake, carrot cake!

No celebrations are complete without a cake, especially when it’s your birthday! We at Jones Brothers Coffee Company are celebrating our 3rd Birthday this month,so we think we deserve a birthday cake indeed! As you probably know by now, we kinda have a sweet tooth for anything delicious here at Jones Brothers (there’s nothing like  … Read more

Recycle used coffee grounds- they can do wonders! Part 2

Every morning a nice cup of delicious coffee wakes you up and gets you ready for the day but while cleaning your coffee machine you might suddenly realize the alarming amount of ground coffee remaining. Did you know that you could reuse them? Here are some ideas for you to consider the magic power of  … Read more

Recycle your used coffee grounds- they can do wonders! Part 1

Every morning a nice cup of coffee wakes you up and gets you ready for the day but while cleaning your coffee machine you might suddenly realize the alarming amount of ground coffee remaining. Did you know that you could reuse them? Here are some ideas for you to consider the magic power of coffee  … Read more

Say “yum” to Espresso Martini!

Rich & 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 delicious especially on these hot summer evenings, giving you both the cool down and the energy kick that you need. Read  … Read more

Busting Coffee Myths

There are many facts about coffee that we have been told that make us immediately feel bad for having that extra daily cup with our breakfast. Good news here! Some of these are merely myths, and aren’t true at all! We’ve made a list of some of the most absurd facts that you should stop  … Read more

BOLO DE BOLACHA- coffee-infused sweet goodness

Coffee cake lovers- here’s one for you. We all know Tiramisu, but have you heard of the heavenly “Bolo de Bolacha”? Literally translated as “biscuit cake”, this traditional Portuguese dessert combines the intense flavours of coffee with the light, creaminess of the custard-like filling. This lovely dish is quick and easy to make, and is  … Read more

Meet the King of Coffees

Sumatra Lintong Raja Batak – the King of Coffees bears a long name! The name is worth remembering though, as our latest Limited Edition coffee capsules is Indonesian coffee at its best. Curious to know why the semi-washed and hand-pulped Arabica bean from Sumatra has earned the status of a coffee star? Let us take you  … Read more

Delicious Tiramisu recipe

Our IT webmaster Dennis is a man of many talents – including it seems ,desserts! At the Jones Brothers Coffee office this week, we were delighted to find a custom made tiramisu arrive with Dennis - in our opinion the perfect side to go with your great fresh cup of espresso. Tiramisu is a killer combination of coffee, mascarpone and whipped cream. Dennis shares his secret tiramisu recipe with you, just for real coffee lovers.

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

How our designer came up with our beautiful new pack design

It’s always an exciting challenge when you are asked to design a piece of ‘limited edition’ packaging, because its aims are to be completely unique, have a premium, high quality feel, to stand out from the crowd, and be exclusive. As the title suggests, it’s only around for limited period of time. It also gives you wonderful creative freedom – a designer’s dream!

How to enjoy your coffee the freshest way

Like most foodstuffs, coffee is at its best when it is fresh. But of course a lot of us don’t know what this really means. We don’t understand the importance of the roast date versus the expiry date on the pack. Or when we get the coffee home, we don’t know the best way to store it. Well here are my Top 6 tips for buying, storing and drinking your coffee when it is at its best.