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Coffee and sleep

Good morning Coffee lovers! Last time we shared the lowdown on the science of happiness with you. Hand in hand with this is the importance of a good nights’ sleep… something we need prior to reaching out for that first cup of Jones Brothers Coffee each morning. But if you spend more time counting sheep  … Read more

The last 2 minutes

It always amazes me how often we get served a terrible coffee. I drink espresso as my drink of choice, so can usually tell pretty quickly when something is not right, but of course a lot of bad coffee is disguised by a bucket full of milk in your cup. I’m amazed principally because I  … Read more

The Pursuit of Quality

True Crop to Cup Greatness – Part 3 The Pursuit of Quality Our humble coffee bean has already come a long way. From being nurtured by mother nature, infused with nutrients from the ground and the sky, harvested by hand when at its ripest, pulped, washed, dried, graded for size and then packed for export,  … Read more

When is the harvesting time for coffee beans?

In May and June we are about to enter into the harvest time for one of the world’s biggest producers and exporters of Coffee – Brazil. The months from end of May through to end of September are critical in determining the worldwide price of coffee beans such is the scale of production in Brazil.  … Read more

The Humble Bean

As you warm your hands and your soul from your morning coffee, do you ever think about where that coffee has come from and what it takes to get it to you? I have seen it at first hand and so I am going to take you on that journey from the time of Harvest  … Read more

Coffee and creativity

Find yourself mesmerised by the cool creativity behind latte art? The thing is, latte art needn’t be limited to coffee orders in speciality coffee houses. With a bit of practice at home (actually, a lot of practice at home), there’s no reason why you can’t master the art yourself to ensure your beautiful Jones Brothers  … Read more

Drink coffee and be happy

Bonjour Jones Brothers! Today we’re talking coffee surprisingly and specifically, why you should keep up your consumption. Why? Well amongst many other reasons, it appears that coffee could help prevent depression. A recent Harvard study analysed the caffeine consumption of 200,000 men and women with results showing that 2-4 cups per day had a protective effect.   … Read more

The art of a great espresso

Is there ‘art’ in a great coffee? Or “what makes a great espresso”? You know I get asked a lot to talk about and write about what makes a great coffee. And of course I have thought about it a lot myself in the 10 years that I have been involved with coffee. I have  … Read more

If coffee was a colour…

If filter coffee was a colour, it would be the new black! This week we’re loving the fact that filter coffee is coming back into fashion, in a BIG way. It’s been all the rage recently in lots of coffee-loving pockets in the world and no wonder as it’s jam-packed with flavour, is super smooth  … Read more

The business of coffee

This week we’re sharing the latest global coffee production estimates… an annual region-by-region breakdown. Why? Because it’s interesting and we all like some stats and facts now and again. Without further ado: The US Department of Agriculture predicts a 1.5 million total drop of coffee production in 2014/2015, down to 147.8 million bags. This is  … Read more

Make your memory magical

We all live non-stop lifestyles and without a great memory we’d never manage to multi-task at work, manage the home, remember to collect the kids, plot and plan, dream and scheme. But just like any other muscle, the brain needs physical and mental exercise together with particular nutrients to remain a powerful force. Below are  … Read more

It ain’t just for drinking

Think of Jones Brothers Coffee as ‘just’ a drink and no more? Think again! In fact, there are lots of ways that coffee can enhance and simplify our lives … other than drinking the stuff of course. Here are a few: Coffee beans Freshen up your breath Out of mints? Nevermind. Just suck on a coffee  … Read more

Fair trade. How fair?

Good morning Jones Brothers! Today we’re talking Fairtrade… and specifically about the ‘fair’ in the ‘trade’. The term has been banded about for years… the apparent holy grail of production, farming and trading best practices. But it has also been the subject of much criticism due to the wide range of controversial issues it raises.  … 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