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costa coffee

What Coffee Does Costa Use?

Who Are Costa Coffee? Costa coffee is a global coffee chain, founded by Sergio and Bruno in 1971. The brand started its first coffee shop at Vauxhall Bridge Road. From there, they became one of the best coffee brands worldwide. With 112 variations of coffee, the Mocha Italia became their signature blend. The Mocha Italia …

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Coffee flavor notes

How Does Coffee Get Its Flavor Notes?

Aficionados and purists distinguish between “flavors” and “flavor notes” when judging coffee. It’s a hard distinction for the average “Joe” (pun intended), but here goes. Flavor in coffee is a complex mixture of taste, mouthfeel and aroma mixed in with the more delicate flavors. Your senses may get overwhelmed unless your palate is trained to …

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ristretto vs espresso

How to Make a Ristretto Coffee

Ristretto is a short shot of a concentrated espresso coffee. It is made with much finer ground coffee. Ristretto which originated in Italy, is usually served with a glass of water. You may hear Ristretto referred to as ‘a short black’, as less water is used in the making and if you like a really …

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Coffee statistics

Coffee Statistics in the USA

Internationally, the coffee industry is worth over $100 billion. Historically originating in Yemen, the drink has become the 25th most popular in the world and is now a vital part of many people’s day. In the US, the food and drink sector dominates a large part of the market and generates millions of dollars worth …

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