Ethiopian Coffee Culture
Did you know that as well as exporting coffee, Ethiopia has a strong, domestic coffee culture too? It’s estimated that Ethiopians consume around 3.7 million 60kg bags of coffee a year (The country has more than 90 million inhabitants). That’s about half of their total annual production.

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This year’s London Coffee Festival (7th – 10th April) sees us celebrating Cascara, amongst other things. Cascara has been slowly gaining popularity over the last few years, but there’s a good chance you’ve not heard of it before. So here’s all you need to know.

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It’s hard to tell how the weather is going to go this summer, as I write this it’s overcast, muggy and humid. Even though the sun might not be out, I need something to cool me down. Luckily for me I have just the thing, Cold Brew Coffee.

Cold brew is simple to make and makes the perfect long drink to enjoy in the sun. It’s the ideal accompaniment to lazy afternoons spent with friends and a barbecue. Cold Brewed Coffee keeps you cool without the need to resort to something stronger. Chilled on the inside, chilled on the outside.

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This week I took part in the UK Coffee in Good Spirits 2015 Competition (and came a very respectable third place). Now that the dust has settled I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you the two recipes I presented to the judges.


I have 3 good reasons why you should break out the cocktail shaker this weekend and try something a little cheeky (minus the “bantz”).

1. It’s looking promising for some good weather and with that comes barbeques. What’s a bbq without homemade boozy drinks?!

2. This Saturday is World Whisky Day. It would be rude not to mark the occasion.

3. These recipes are really rather good. I promise you won’t have tasted Irish Coffee quite like this before.

So now I’ve made your excuses, let’s get into the recipes…

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