Coffee With Conscience Blog

Welcome to the blog! Here you’ll find all manner of interesting and informative coffee-related articles, reviews and how-tos. So grab a cup of your favorite brew and dive in – there’s bound to be something of interest for everyone.

Manual vs Electric Coffee Grinders – How to Choose

Manual vs Electric Coffee Grinders – How to Choose

Given that he drank 40 cups of coffee a day, the ideal person to pose this question to would have been Voltaire (1694-1778), but since electricity did not exist at the time, his answer would be obvious. Are Manual Coffee Grinders Better Than Electric? As hard as...

How to Choose A Home Espresso Machine

How to Choose A Home Espresso Machine

For espresso lovers, there is nothing better than that first sip of the strong, dark elixir that signals that it is time to start your day. For others, it is the pick-me-up needed mid-morning to revive the energy for a big meeting or to get creative juices flowing....

How To Store Ground Coffee To Keep It Fresh

How To Store Ground Coffee To Keep It Fresh

We have come a long way since the popularity of instant coffee in a can. These days, most coffee drinkers crave quality. If you’re grinding your coffee from whole beans or for pure convenience you are buying pre-ground coffee, keeping the freshness for as long as...

How Long Do Coffee Beans & Ground Coffee Last

How Long Do Coffee Beans & Ground Coffee Last

Around 160 million 60 KG bags of coffee are consumed worldwide annually, making it one of the top beverages on the planet. Lots of people enjoy instant coffee, and drinking out in coffee shops as cafe culture grows in popularity in many countries. These days though,...

What’s The Difference Between Arabica & Robusta Coffee Beans?

What’s The Difference Between Arabica & Robusta Coffee Beans?

Given the amount of choice in coffee shops today, it really seems as though there are endless different types of coffee, and it can sometimes get overwhelming. You wouldn’t be silly for assuming there are hundreds of different types of coffee beans, but, in reality,...

How Green Are Commercial Coffee Machines

How Green Are Commercial Coffee Machines

Having coffee machines in your business has many advantages; Work productivity, staff, client satisfaction, it may in fact be your profit source as your main retail product. Choose Wisely Choosing Fairtrade, organic or Rainforest Alliance beans helps to ensure you...

How to Choose An Automatic Coffee Machine

How to Choose An Automatic Coffee Machine

Nothing compares to the first taste of coffee in the morning. It is a vital part of the morning routine for people all across the globe. We may prepare and drink it differently, but enjoying a steaming cup of coffee in the morning (or any time of day) is something...

How Does Fairtrade Work?

How Does Fairtrade Work?

In this day and age we are all pretty much aware of Fairtrade, we certainly know we should be looking out for the label on our foods but in terms of coffee there are also a few other certifications out there, the Rainforest Alliance or Organic certification for...

Do Expensive Coffee Machines Make Better Coffee

Do Expensive Coffee Machines Make Better Coffee

When it comes to a really good quality cup of coffee there are a number of factors to consider, some factors will apply to all coffees but it is important to remember that different kinds of coffee machines and brewing systems (filter, pump, drip, pod, espresso etc)...

How To Get The Right Coffee Grind Size For The Perfect Brew

How To Get The Right Coffee Grind Size For The Perfect Brew

Have you ever wondered how that diner down the street makes great coffee each day? Is it the beans or how they make it? Those are important, but one of the main factors that’s likely to influence the taste of your cup of joe is how the coffee is ground. So the way to...

How to Choose An Eco-friendly Coffee Maker

How to Choose An Eco-friendly Coffee Maker

Selecting a new coffee maker for your home, office or apartment can be a tricky business. After all, a fresh cup o’ joe is how most of us start every morning! Not only do you want delicious, piping hot coffee without any fuss, you also want it to fit your style and...

How Many Types Of Coffee Beans Are There & What’s The Difference?

How Many Types Of Coffee Beans Are There & What’s The Difference?

When we think about the many different types of coffee, it seems like there's an endless choice. However, there are really only two types of coffee beans - Robusta and Arabica. There are also a couple of others, Liberica and Excelsa, but these are not as common as...

Coffee Society

Coffee Society

Coffee made its way over to Europe in the 17th Century, its initial use in Europe was for medicinal purposes. However it soon picked up some of the same cultural influences it had earlier in the Middle East and coffee houses began to pop up. These houses became...

5 Of The Most Expensive Coffees From Around The World

5 Of The Most Expensive Coffees From Around The World

If you are looking to splash out on a real luxury commodity then there are some extremely high end coffee’s out there that are sure to impress. Although, if some of the price tags don’t put you off, the way in which some of these luxury coffees are produced just might...

How to Choose A Grind & Brew Coffee Maker

How to Choose A Grind & Brew Coffee Maker

The smell of freshly brewed coffee alone makes it a bit easier to wake up in the morning. With our lives busier than ever, taking the time to manually grind our own beans to prepare that first cup may require too much time and effort. Fortunately, grind and brew...

How To Use A Manual Coffee Grinder

How To Use A Manual Coffee Grinder

Are you a coffee enthusiast who is looking for tips on the best way to get a rich and strong cup of coffee? Then you’ve come to the right place. If you really want to get the most from your morning brew, it may be a good idea to invest in a quality manual coffee...

How to Grind Coffee Beans Without a Coffee Grinder

How to Grind Coffee Beans Without a Coffee Grinder

Picture this - you're in the kitchen having just opened a new bag of deliciously fresh coffee beans. That amazing aroma of the coffee beans sends you to coffee heaven, when you realise your coffee grinder has broken, and you didn't get around to replacing it.  Horror!...

How To Store Coffee Beans To Keep Them Fresh

How To Store Coffee Beans To Keep Them Fresh

What goes into a fantastic cup of fresh coffee is not as simple as how it’s made. The perfect cup depends on many different things, such as the quality of your beans, their freshness, how and where they’re grown, and the type of coffee grinder you’re using. When it...

How to Choose a Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine

How to Choose a Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine

Whether it's what gets you out of bed in the morning, or what makes your workday more bearable - a good cup of coffee can go a long way. For this reason, it's really important to make sure you select the right bean-to-cup coffee machine - so you can be sure your...

Why Are Panama Geisha Coffee Beans So Expensive?

Why Are Panama Geisha Coffee Beans So Expensive?

If you’re a coffee connoisseur and have ever heard of Panama Geisha Coffee, but still not sure what all the hype is about, then this article is for you. We’ll be covering everything about this type of coffee, from its history, to why it commands such a premium price,...

How to Make Green Coffee with Unroasted Coffee Beans

How to Make Green Coffee with Unroasted Coffee Beans

When you hear the term 'Green Coffee' anyone not up to speed on their coffee beverage may be slightly confused as to what this refers to. While we're big fans of ecologically-sound coffee, in this instance, green coffee doesn't refer to organic coffee beans, or...

How To Choose The Right Coffee Beans

How To Choose The Right Coffee Beans

Do you find choosing the right coffee beans a challenge? Different ways of roasting, grounding, and brewing your coffee can make choosing the one that suit your taste quite overwhelming!  If coffee is your best drink of the day, you should have the best of it every...

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of hot, strong coffee on a cold winter morning to warm you up and kick-start your brain, but what about the summer months? Iced coffee? It can be disappointing, especially if you crave that powerful hit of caffeine and love the rich flavour...