A Comprehensive Guide to Guatemalan Coffee

Here is a guide to cover all you need to know about Guatemalan beans and help you determine if this coffee is something you’d enjoy as a part of your day.
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A Guide to Italian Coffee Culture

In most countries around the world, coffee is a sacred part of people’s morning ritual. Brewing a pot at home or dropping by the local café on the way to work is how many of us get that morning boost to stay awake during the day. However, in Italy, coffee is much more than merely a morning pick-me-up. Italian coffee culture is something all of its own. The type of bean that’s used, where it’s from, the way it’s roasted, blended, ground, brewed, poured, topped – all these steps are a crucial part of the final product and experience. Each...

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Espresso Beans vs. Coffee Beans: What's the Difference?

One of the beautiful things about coffee is that it can be crafted to suit any time of day. Perhaps you love an espresso shot first thing in the morning and a warm cup with the perfect balance of milk and sugar to round out your afternoon. Rich flavours and notes envelop the senses, creating an experience you just can’t get with every hot drink. It’s the beans that make coffee special, through the ways they are grown, picked, and roasted into the perfect combination for any brew.  Whether you are an espresso enthusiast or a coffee connoisseur, you likely...

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Espresso vs. Drip coffee - Are they the same?

For many, a cup of coffee is a vital part of their morning routine. This is true whether you have your drip machine set to start at six in the morning or enjoy the process of pulling a shot of espresso yourself. For many folks, it’s hard to imagine getting the day going without a hot drink that awakens your senses and opens up your mind to the necessary to-dos and possibilities. Without having tasted both kinds as a comparison, you might not know the difference between espresso or drip coffee taste. Both use coffee beans and hot water to...

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Is Decaf Coffee Safe? What You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like pouring a delicious cup of your favourite blend of coffee at any time of day. Espresso is enjoyed around the clock in Italy, where it has become a seamless part of the culture. In addition to being flavourful and aromatic, it can provide a caffeine boost when you need it most. But what if you want the taste without the added jitters? Sure, you might have heard of decaf coffee, but is it safe to drink? How do you remove the caffeine, and what are experts saying? Read on for a full examination of what you...

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Your Guide to Different Types of Coffee Drinks in Italy

There’s something to be said about the coffee in Italy. The culture that has been created around the drink in general has flourished, inspiring coffee drinkers and cafes around the world through their unique treatment of the beverage. Although the country itself does not typically have the right conditions to grow their own beans, they have created a rich roasting history that spread across Europe and is integral to how we drink coffee today. A Sip of History At ORO Caffè, we know the history of this drink well. Venice first started to import coffee beans in the 16th century...

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