All posts tagged: arabica beans

Özerlat Turkish Coffee – A Taste of Home

When I was a teenager in Cyprus, from the age of about 15 to 18, I used to waitress a few evenings a week after school and over the weekend. My first waitressing job was at a traditional Cypriot taverna which holds a lot of memories for me, called Vatouthkia. I must get round to writing a dedicated post about it soon. When you go out for a meal in Cyprus, no matter how hot it is, it always ends with a coffee! Either a simple nescafe (usually reserved for the tourists!) or ‘proper’ Greek coffee; sketo (without sugar) metrio (medium) or glyko (sweet). And one of my tasks at Vatouthkia was to make this coffee. Pretty daunting, when it has to be just right, and you’re serving it to the locals who know exactly how it should be done. And it isn’t just a case of putting some in a cup and adding hot water – it’s brewed in a small pot over heat, and stirred until just right. It’s strong but the flavour …

Coffee on the Go!

My morning indulgence is my small skinny cappuccino on the way into work – I don’t get one every day, for the sake of my bank balance, but I would if I could! So when I was given the opportunity to try out the new Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE range, I was keen to find out if this could be a more affordable, practical way of getting my morning caffeine fix. I tried the CAFFÈ LATTE Espresso and the Espresso Zero. The former has three large shots of espresso, with fresh Swiss milk and roasted Arabica coffee beans. And the latter is the UK’s only iced coffee that isn’t sweet, containing no lactose and no added sugar.     They are available in massive 370ml bottles (£1.99), which is too much for me to drink in one go (although Tim had no trouble polishing it off!), but the espresso zero is also available in a smaller 230ml size (£1.35), which is perfect for me to take to work, either walking or taking the bus. Obviously the difference …