Nespresso CitiZ machine on a very clean countertop

How To Clean Your Nespresso Machine

Regular cleaning and descaling of your Nespresso machine is a must. Not only will this result in a better tasting cup of coffee, it will also lengthen the life of your machine.

Patrons outside a caffe in Turin, Italy

Your Guide To Italian Coffee Culture

Italian coffee culture remains mired in tradition, and unflinchingly set in its ways. The ideal that coffee is a staple in Italian life and should remain affordable means little has changed.

Sidewalk tables and chairs outside a Caffe Nero espresso bar in London

Your Guide To British Coffee Culture

British coffee culture is much less hampered by tradition than it is elsewhere in Europe. This has allowed them to ride current trends and more deftly adapt to a changing landscape, placing them at the forefront of the artisanal coffee revolution in Europe.

A macchiato from Stumptown Coffee Roasters

What Is A Macchiato?

The Italian word macchiato means “stained” or “marked.” This could mean an espresso stained with just a touch of milk, or milk stained with just a touch of espresso.

Blonde roast coffee beans on a white plate

What Is A Blonde Roast?

Starbucks has popularized the term “blonde roast” in recent years. It’s a less misleading term for what used to be called “cinnamon roast” coffee.

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