The history of coffee: a seminar with Ian Picco

Coffee is interesting and I don’t know all that much about it. So it was really interesting to attend a seminar on the history of coffee at Texsom, presented by Ian Picco.

The Arabica coffee shrub, an evergreen, originates from the western islands of Ethiopia, and the first written account of coffee drinking dates back to [...]

Making coffee: my new toy

I’m not a coffee geek. But I am interested in coffee, although I know there’s a great deal to learn about the subject (including some juicy flavour chemistry).

I’ve just written up a seminar I attended some time back given by coffee expert James Hoffmann (you can read this here). The write-up was prompted by my [...]