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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

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

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

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

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.

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

Carrot Cake recipe

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

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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

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

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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

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.

Unwind from the weekly grind!

Like me, do you look forward to the weekends, to slow down a bit, stop thinking about work and all the niggly things that annoy you, take your time over the things that matter, relax? Does coffee feature in your list of things to enjoy during your weekends? It does for me. It usually involves  … Read more

Skinny or full?

Are you one of those diehard ‘skinny milk’ fans, refusing to take full cream for fear of that old saying: ‘a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips?’ Many people, females in particular, are armed with the knowledge that a few lattes a day topped with full fat milk can see the calories  … Read more