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I love espresso based coffee… do you?

Aromo the monkey like nothing better than drinking a great cup of pure espresso coffee made using only the finest coffee. Boost espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod (A single serving espresso pod that is sealed in a foil bag for freshness and aroma). If you would like to find out how you can get your hands on some great tasting espresso coffee pods in the UK  – visit the Aromo Coffee website.

E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod

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That’s all from me for now – why not write your own coffee tips in the comments? You can also reach me on Twitter or my Facebook page.

This article was written by Aromo the Monkey. Aromo writes for aromocoffee.co.uk, the UK’s leading online retailer of 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pods 

There us a slight change to the fantastic february offer for a box of mixed up espresso coffee samples. Instead we are offering a £5 off voucher with all purchases of 100 ese coffee pods. SO if you order 100 pods or more this month you will receive a voucher worth £5 off your next 100 E.S.E. Espresso coffee pod purchase

SO don’t delay put your order in today and hurry while the stocks of vouchers last. You may also be pleased to know that our best selling espresso coffee pod – aromo BOUNCE is now back in stock and ready for despatch – so if you were waiting for some BOUNCE in your coffee life, then wait no more!

 

E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod

That’s all from me for now – why not write your own coffee tips in the comments? You can also reach me on Twitter or my Facebook page.

This article was written by Aromo the Monkey. Aromo writes for aromocoffee.co.uk, the UK’s leading online retailer of 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pods 

I have been looking into the major makes of machines that can be used with ese coffee pods just to see which are the famous manufacturers. Now this list isn’t exhaustive, and it will be added to supplemented and edited over time but these are the biggest names I found. If you have an ESE pod friendly espresso machine by a manufacturer I have not listed please write a comment and I’ll feature them at a later date.

Illy ESE Coffee Pods

Let’s start with the Daddy. Illy invented ESE pods so they were the first to bring out machines designed to accommodate the pods and loose coffee. The Francis Francis range are iconic and desirably functional, so hats off to Illy !

Delonghi ESE Coffee Pods

Sometimes I think Delonghi make so many espresso machine variants that you never come across the same one twice. There is always some colour variance or different finish on the case. They all seem to function well though and socongratulations to Delonghi as they always have the ESE logo printed on their machines.

 Dualit ESE Coffee Pods

They make robust and stylish toasters so why not Espresso machines as well? Kudos to Dualit for these ese compatible coffee machines.

 Gaggia Espresso Coffee Pods

Gaggia make so many machines that it is difficult to narrow down the images to just one. I chose this one because it is classic Gaggia, who have been making espresso machines for over 60 years. It is a little known fact that they are actually a part of Saeco which in turn is owned by Dutch giant Philips.

That’s it for today, I’ll be hunting around for more ESE compatible machines soon.

I have been using a Nespresso coffee machine along with my ese coffee machine to do some testing. Now I do like the nespresso coffee pods, and they make a good cup of coffee. But I just tried a pod as an espresso shot – and was very disappointed. The Aromo coffee pod is so much nicer – more flavour and character with a smooth taste. Even the Bounce is better. So for all you espresso coffee lovers out there, try the aromo E.S.E. Coffee pods – you can get your hands on a mixed case from the website: www.aromocoffee.co.uk

E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod

That’s all from me for now – why not write your own coffee tips in the comments? You can also reach me on Twitter or my Facebook page.

This article was written by Aromo the Monkey. Aromo writes for aromocoffee.co.uk, the UK’s leading online retailer of 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pods

I was just enjoying a cup of espresso boost coffee from our range of ese espresso coffee pods, yesterday afternoon when my daughter came in from the kitchen with some yummy cakes that had a coconut sprinkled frosting – they were perfect with my espresso coffee that I was drinking.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aromo the monkey like nothing better than drinking a great cup of pure espresso coffee made using only the finest coffee. Boost espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod (A single serving espresso pod that is sealed in a foil bag for freshness and aroma). If you would like to find out how you can get your hands on some great tasting espresso coffee pods in the UK  – visit the Aromo Coffee website.

E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod

That’s all from me for now – why not write your own coffee tips in the comments? You can also reach me on Twitter or my Facebook page

This article was written by Aromo the Monkey. Aromo writes for aromocoffee.co.uk, the UK’s leading online retailer of 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pods

The manufacture of this espresso machine is the goal of a kickstarter project where for an investment in the project you too can own one of the machines. A couple of young engineers in the US are looking for investors here to get the seed money to build retail versions. The quality of the brew id supposed to be as good as any commercial machine with their unique selling point being the thermoblock heater and computer controlled temperature and pressure.

The espresso machine will come with single and double spout group handle and although it is 58mm diameter it will have an insert too for e.s.e. coffee pods.

There are thousands of people out there drinking espresso coffee and espresso based coffee using a typical espresso machine made by Illy or Delonghi, and still you use coffee beans or ground espresso coffee. Why? Did you know that there is a brilliant alternative to espresso coffee beans and ground espresso? The alternatives are in the form of little coffee pods – not coffee capsules, we’re not talking Nespresso capsules here – I am talkning to all you who have the classic espresso machine – like the one in the pictures..

The E.S.E. Espresso pod is the perfect amount of espresso in one package. What’s more, it’s fresh every time you want one. The pods are sealed within one hour of the roasting and grinding process. The shelf life is 18 months – so you do not have to throw away coffee or keep it the freezer. Just serve yourself a fresh coffee each time you want one.

They are a little like tea bags to look at – but the main point about these beautifully crafted little pods is that there is no mess, no waste and no fuss. Just drop the pod into the group and handle and away you go!. No getting the beans out of the freezer, then pouring into the coffee grinder, grinding to the correct grind, measuring and tamping and then the cleaning up afterwards – why the take-up of coffee pods has been slow is a mystery? Want proof? Try them out for yourself.. www.aromocoffee.co.uk

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Aromo the monkey like nothing better than drinking a great cup of pure espresso coffee made using only the finest coffee. Boost espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod (A single serving espresso pod that is sealed in a foil bag for freshness and aroma). If you would like to find out how you can get your hands on some great tasting espresso coffee pods in the UK  – visit the Aromo Coffee website.

E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod

That’s all from me for now – why not write your own coffee tips in the comments? You can also reach me on Twitter or my Facebook page.This article was written by Aromo the Monkey. Aromo writes for aromocoffee.co.uk, the UK’s leading online retailer of 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pods

The terminal or commodity coffee market has been crazy these last months

Reaching near historical highs above $3/ Lb a few months back we now appear to be in a doldrums… ranging around 220 > 240 c / lb awaiting fresh fundamental € zone economic news, before funds and specs decide where and how to make their money next

The sad reality for us mere mortals, is that the bankers that wreaked havoc and left us on the edge of an abyss in late 2007,  have long since moved under ground…frigthened by uncertain returns in equities, they have instead focussed on the commodity markets… driving prices wildly higher…with the knock on effect that you and I pay more for basic items on the high street

So where are we now and what happens next?!

Well in a non fundamental market it is almost impossible to say…so the following comes with the usual health warning!

Key factors at this time / Pertinent to forward pricing;

1)     All accredited coffees remain in very short supply

2)     And demand remains high for these coffees – especially in Northern Europe

3)     Additionally- there is no significant benefit to the growers to adhere to the strict  guidelines and rules and regulations associated with accreditation – therefore restricting supply

4)     Growers have made good returns in the last 18 months

5)     Those that have accredited beans therefore do not need to sell urgently and hence differentials remain firm

6)     Unless there is a bumper crop in Brazil this year ( 60m bags+) which now looks uncertain, supply and demand problems could continue into late next year

7)      There have additionally been fundamental issues associated with La Niña

8)      Heavy rains in Central American have created significant havoc and damage – limiting the flow of beans to market / port. This has particulalry affected Peru / Honduras and kept C2 differentials stubbornly in the low  +20’s

9)      Similarly, heavy rains in Colombia have affected their crop, which is now forecast at c 8 m bags- below the original estimate and near recent  lows for historical Colombian harvests

10)   Meantime, continued € zone uncertainty means funds and specs continue to intervene in the market, with yesterday’s 10 cent trading range a clear indication of their continued activity and influence in the market place

The result of this is that;

1)     Monkey see prices continuing firm above the current base of 220 c / Lb for the time being  to the end of 2011 and possibly into Q1 2012

2)     Monster believes thereafter, as the Brazil crop forecasts become confirmed, that the market could ease

3)     Guru advises however, it may well be that the market has already ‘discounted’( or allowed for)  a large Brazil crop in current market prices and that therefore there my be little further easing!

4)     We see all differentials remaining firm – especially now C1 and C2 due to the harvest/ distribution problems listed above

5)     However, because Brazil differentials are ridiculously high, we now see many roasters switching out of Brazil into cheaper Central American coffees… !

This is a trade first, as Central American coffees are considered superior to Brazilian beans…the result of this will be to further firm C American prices until Brazils return to lower levels ( An RFA Brazil today could be as much as + 50 c / Lb vs a C. American coffee at + 20 c / Lb)

6)     ‘Notice day’ on the market will be in c 7  days time, at which point December comes off the trading board… therefore –  the prices for Q2 should automatically ease  by 2 > 3 cent / Lb

So the bankers that started the espresso craze in London’s posh coffee shops…are now the ones fuelling the price increases we all have to bear! Ironic…but at least you can drown your sorrows in a fabulous cup of aromo espresso…made from one of our superb ESE espresso pods…so go on treat yourself and then move to a croft on Harris….!

I am having a really bad day today.. nothing seems to be going right. SO I made myself a cup of espresso coffee to cheer me up. It did for a while, and it made me think of our wonderful aromo coffee business that sells ESE espresso coffee pods in the UK -so alls well.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Aromo the monkey like nothing better than drinking a great cup of pure espresso coffee made using only the finest coffee. Boost espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod (A single serving espresso pod that is sealed in a foil bag for freshness and aroma). If you would like to find out how you can get your hands on some great tasting espresso coffee pods in the UK  – visit the Aromo Coffee website. E.S.E espresso coffee pods made by Aromo Coffee Ltd are a favourite of the Monkey’s and he makes his espresso coffee using a 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pod

That’s all from me for now – why not write your own coffee tips in the comments? You can also reach me onTwitter or my Facebook page.

This article was written by Aromo the Monkey. Aromo writes for www.aromocoffee.co.uk, the UK’s leading online retailer of 44mm E.S.E espresso coffee pods 

Indiano Nespresso Compatible Coffee Capsules

Steamed Coffees? What are they and how do they affect my beautiful espresso?

Put simply steamed coffee is green coffee beans which are treated or washed with saturated steam under pressure (1 > 3 bar) and withan increased humidity level of 6 > 12 % over the course of approximately 1 hour

Most commonly it is the Lendrich system used here in Europe, which was originally patented in 1933

Steamed coffees are more easily digestible those with sensitive stomachs… and so such products are often marketed as ‘stomach friendly’ in the Continental European market- being particularly popular in Germany

Steaming supposedly removes irritants (other than the caffeine you’ll be pleased to hear!) which may cause, or exacerbate stomach ache,heart burn and acid indigestion

Various reports – such as Albanese 1964 and Rahn 1979 – have concluded that there is a genuine change in the chemistry of steamed coffee with reductions in:

Tannin (24%)

Chlorogenic Acid (3%)

Mercaptomethane (11%)

Mannans (6%)

Pyrocatechol (25%)

As well as Pyridine and Furfurol (12 > 82 mg / kilo Mohr and Wichman 1987)

Incidentally- it is not only arabica which are steamed…more commonly – steaming is used in the soluble or instant coffee industry to improve Robusta coffees… that means that as a consumer you get a cheaper product which tastes ok!

Never knew coffee was such a chemistry lesson did you?

But that’s what makes it so very special and what makes the art of the roaster so very important….

Get it wrong at the roasting stage and this can lead to, in effect, a chemical imbalance in the roast which adversely affects the flavour and aroma of your beautiful cup of espresso or coffee– leave the technical stuff to us and rest assured you are getting the finest  ESE espresso pods available anywhere! 🙂