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Where would we be without Coffee getting us out of bed in the morning? Most know (and love!) these beans for their great flavour and caffeinated kick. Others, however, prefer taste and taste alone, and instead opt for a Decaf Coffee. Whatever your preference, you’ve chosen well with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Freshness is our guarantee with every product you buy coffee from us. But have you ever wondered about the ins and outs of your morning brew? If so, look no further than here. We have gathered all the information you need to know about your favourite beverage. From facts to figures; history to health benefits, you never need to be in the dark again. That is, of course, unless you choose a ‘Dark’ Roasted! Discover the wonder of Ethiopian Coffee. Come to terms with “What is an Espresso?”. Alternatively, find out “Is Coffee Good For You?”, “How is Coffee Roasted?” or “How To Make Iced Coffee?”.

  1. Why is Coffee Called Joe in America?

    Why is Coffee Called Joe in America?

    You’re probably familiar with the movie cliche: A roadside dinner, an overweight cook with a cigarette in his mouth, and a sarcastic waitress holding a pot of Coffee. And what does she say when the main character walks in? “Lemme get you a cuppa Joe, hunny.” Which prompts the question: “Why is Coffee called Joe in America?” It’s time everyone Read more...
  2. How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

    How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at Home

    Life is busy, and Coffee gets cold. We’ve all made ourselves a brew, left it too long while running household errands, and returned to a tepid nightmare. But what happens when you chill it intentionally? The short answer is something rather amazing. The long answer is what we’ll be discussing in our How to Make Cold Brew Coffee at home Read more...
  3. Is Coffee Acidic or Alkaline?

    Is Coffee Acidic or Alkaline?

    There are several reasons why someone would brew up a cup of Fresh Coffee. Great taste is, undoubtedly, high on the list. Caffeine in Coffee, too, is a worthwhile endeavour. But is Coffee acidic or alkaline for those looking for balance in their diet? Allow us to show you the facts in the following article, provided by the folks here Read more...
  4. Which Country Produces the Most Coffee

    Which Country Produces the Most Coffee

    An estimated 169.34 million bags of Coffee were produced in 2019/2020, the global consumption of which accounted for 168.39 million bags. Demand continues to rise, prompting dozens of nations to increase their annual yield. But which country produces the most Coffee? Not only will the following article tell you just that; it’ll also showcase the top 10 Coffee producing countries Read more...
  5. How to Make Coffee and Walnut Cake

    How to Make Coffee and Walnut Cake

    Tea and Coffee aren’t only for drinking. They make for excellent ingredients to a whole host of delicious recipes. We have recently shown you How to Make Matcha Cheesecake and How to Make an Earl Grey Tea Loaf. The time has come to show you how to make a Coffee and Walnut cake. You’re probably hungry already just thinking about Read more...
  6. Is Coffee and Pregnancy Good or Bad?

    Is Coffee and Pregnancy Good or Bad?

    Becoming an expecting mother means sacrificing much. It is just the way things go. Professionals advise against shellfish and soft cheese, being around wet paint and wearing stilettos. But where do Coffee and pregnancy come into the equation? Is it allowed? Please keep reading the following article to discover Coffee pregnancy facts, figures, recommendations and potential alternatives. Whether you’re a Read more...
  7. Brits’ Coffee Break Continues From Home

    Brits’ Coffee Break Continues From Home

    With most of the UK working from home for the past year, many of us have turned to caffeine to help keep our productivity levels high. We surveyed over 2,000 coffee drinkers to find that the UK is drinking more coffee than ever before with 22% stating an increase in coffee intake over the past 12 months. Who’s Drinking More Read more...
  8. Does Coffee Make You Lose Weight?

    Does Coffee Make You Lose Weight?

    Coffee serves us in a vast multitude of ways. Perhaps most impressive is its ability to get us out of bed in the morning. It tastes great, too, all the while playing a significant role in our social lives. But does Coffee make you lose weight? Will it help you to drop those pesky pounds and, in turn, boost your Read more...
  9. How to Make Coffee Logs : Step by Step

    How to Make Coffee Logs : Step by Step

    People seemed to like our 10 Tips to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds. So much so that we thought we’d add an eleventh: Coffee Logs. If you intend to keep warm and toasty next to a roaring fire, we can help. The following article will show you how to make Coffee Logs, as well as explain what they are in the Read more...
  10. What is Arabica Coffee and Where is it From?

    What is Arabica Coffee and Where is it From?

    High-end cafes and restaurants take tremendous pride in their Coffee. You’ve probably seen the blackboard outside with the words, “100% Arabica Coffee Beans,” almost as if it was a badge of honour. And it is, in a way. But what is Arabica Coffee and where is it from? We’ll find out in the following article, so please keep reading to Read more...
  11. Who Discovered Coffee & Where Did Coffee Originate?

    Who Discovered Coffee & Where Did Coffee Originate?

    An estimated 95 million cups of Coffee are consumed in the UK per day. Across the pond, in the United States, that number rises to 400 million cups. And its influence is spreading and growing all the time. But who discovered Coffee? When did it take place? Where did it begin? These questions will be answered in the following article Read more...
  12. Why is Coffee so Addictive for Some People?

    Why is Coffee so Addictive for Some People?

    In 1985, Robert Palmer released his iconic single, Addicted to Love. In 1993, Haddaway took it further and asked the question, musically speaking, What is Love? If you’re reading this article, the answer might well be, and understandably so, your morning cuppa. Which prompts a whole new question: Why is Coffee so addictive for some people? Please keep reading to Read more...
  13. 10 Tips to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds

    10 Tips to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds

    Here we’re going to be providing you with 10 tips to recycle used Coffee grounds. Whether you try one or all of them, it’ll be making a difference - be it to the world or, perhaps, more simply, to you.  Even better is the fact that, once you’ve learnt everything, you can buy delicious and invigorating Fresh Coffee from The Read more...
  14. Meet our Plastic Free Coffee Bags

    Meet our Plastic Free Coffee Bags

    Coffee Bags have become the new craze in 2021. Similar to their Tea-filled counterparts, they are, essentially, convenience in a cup. But what makes them so special? What are Coffee Bags and what are they made from, anyway? Your questions will be answered in the following article. Please keep reading and, when you’re thirsty for more, you can buy the Read more...
  15. How to Grind Coffee Beans for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

    How to Grind Coffee Beans for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

    Making the perfect cup of Coffee isn’t as simple as throwing whole beans and hot water together to see what happens. What happens here most of the time, in fact, is very little. You’ll almost certainly need a decent grind to make a decent brew - which is why we’ll be showing you how to grind Coffee beans in the Read more...
  16. How to Make a Frappe at Home

    How to Make a Frappe at Home

    While there has been some good news of late, Coffee shops and Tea houses - at least for now - remain closed. We miss them - and you probably do, too. The waiting game can be frustrating, which is why, recently, we’ve shown you How to Make a Cappuccino at Home. Next comes how to make a frappe at home Read more...
  17. Best Gifts For Coffee Lovers

    Best Gifts For Coffee Lovers

    The rush to buy presents for Christmas has already begun, with many people trying to get orders in early this year. If you’d like to get ahead of the crowd, a good start would be to check out our best gifts for Coffee lovers. Casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike will find something to fall for in the following list. Maybe Read more...
  18. Types of Coffee Drinks

    Types of Coffee Drinks

    Deciding which types of Coffee drinks you’d like off a cafe blackboard can be a daunting experience. There is so much in the way of choice these days, so many varieties you’ve never heard of or even thought were a “thing.” Where do you start? You begin by reading the following article to understand your options better. In doing so Read more...
  19. How to Make Cappuccino at Home

    How to Make Cappuccino at Home

    Have you ever wondered how to make cappuccino at home? Is it even possible? Most people, after all, associate this speciality Coffee with cafes, restaurants and other similar venues. Now that these places won’t be as readily available to us for a while, we’d like to offer a glimmer of hope for your favourite brew. And the good news is Read more...
  20. Dalgona Coffee Recipe and How to Make it

    Dalgona Coffee Recipe and How to Make it

    Visiting your favourite local Coffee shop might have to wait for a while. However, you can still make do and mend by creating your choice brew at home. It doesn’t have to be as much work as you might think, especially when it comes to having a Dalgona Coffee. This variety has become increasingly popular over the last year, which Read more...
  21. How to Use a Cafetiere

    How to Use a Cafetiere

    A Coffee revolution is taking place. People are doing away with boring, bland instant Coffee and are instead making the “real deal.” If you, too, would like to achieve a quality-assured cuppa, you’re going to want to know how to use a cafetiere. This item isn’t the only way to ensure your morning brew tastes good, but it is, undoubtedly Read more...
  22. Best Non Dairy Milk For Coffee

    Best Non Dairy Milk For Coffee

    Making lifestyle adjustments to combat the increasingly controversial dairy industry, as well as climate change, has recently risen in popularity. Those wishing to do more for the environment might start by switching the milk and using a Dairy Free Milk For Coffee. But what is the best milk alternative for coffee? The good news is that there is a vast Read more...
  23. Biggest Sale Ever - 20% OFF

    Biggest Sale Ever - 20% OFF

    To Take Advantage of Our 20% OFF Sale you Must Use Voucher Code SOCIAL20 in your Shopping Cart The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company are a small family Tea and Coffee merchant located in Kent. From our humble beginnings we bring to you the very best of teas and coffees from around the world. Why not explore the Read more...
  24. Is Coffee a Diuretic?

    Is Coffee a Diuretic?

    No one can deny that your morning joe gets us out of bed in the morning. Indeed, its caffeinated kick provides an often much-needed boost to get the day started the right way. But is Coffee a diuretic? Can it help with toilet ‘duties’? This is what we’ll be exploring below. Here, we will answer once and for all, “is Read more...
  25. Can Vegans Drink Coffee?

    Can Vegans Drink Coffee?

    It’s January and all of us here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company want to wish you a happy new year. Are you ready to start your resolutions? We are, too! For many, January means ‘veganuary’. But the question begs: Can vegans drink Coffee?  In this article, we will explore all aspects of Coffee and veganism, including Read more...
  26. How To Make Irish Coffee

    How To Make Irish Coffee

    No dinner party should be without a deliciously indulgent (and rather naughty!) Irish Coffee. Even if you don’t have any social events planned, this beverage is the perfect choice for cold, autumnal evenings but How To Make Irish Coffee? In fact, whatever the time of year, Irish Coffee makes for a great end to the day! But what is Irish Coffee Read more...
  27. Ethiopian Coffee - All You Need to Know

    Ethiopian Coffee - All You Need to Know

    People love Ethiopian Coffee Beans, perhaps more so than any other brew. But why? Could it be because Ethiopia, a country in Africa, was the birthplace of both humanity AND Coffee? Homo Sapiens spread out from the continent some 70,000 years ago, thus moulding the world we know today. The discovery of Coffee, meanwhile, dates back only a few hundred Read more...
  28. Is Coffee a Laxative?

    Is Coffee a Laxative?

    No one can deny that Coffee gets us out of bed in the morning. However, after a cup or two, it seems to have us running to the toilet, Is Coffee a Laxative? For some, this can be somewhat of an inconvenience, while for others, it has since become part of the routine. So, is Coffee a laxative? This article Read more...
  29. How is Coffee Roasted?

    How is Coffee Roasted?

    How is Coffee roasted? It’s a journey of sorts, one that uses state-of-the-art technology, as well as the care and diligence of individual workers. Roasting is arguably one of the most crucial stages of the Coffee process. Indeed, from plant to cup, nothing quite defines one’s morning brew more than roasting. In this blog, you will find out exactly why Read more...
  30. What is an Espresso?

    What is an Espresso?

    Understanding “what is an Espresso?” has caused many a headache among our customers. This is with good reason, seeing as it appears even the internet can’t agree on a definition. The good news is that, here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we can. While this is potentially one of the most misunderstood aspects of the world Read more...
  31. Is Coffee Good For You?

    Is Coffee Good For You?

    It’s no secret that Coffee gets us out of bed in the morning. Indeed, many of us can’t seem to make it through the day without this delicious, invigorating brew. But is Coffee good for you in any other ways? Are there proven health benefits to drinking it frequently? Tea has claimed most of the headlines in recent years due Read more...
  32. How Many Calories In A Cup Of Coffee?

    How Many Calories In A Cup Of Coffee?

    How many calories in a cup of Coffee? It depends. For the most, however, it’s good news. In this article, we will look into the factors that influence the calories in Coffee. We will also determine, once and for all, if your morning brew can complement a healthy and active lifestyle. As soon as you know the facts, you can Read more...
  33. Coffee Crisis 2019  - Will It Affect You

    Coffee Crisis 2019 - Will It Affect You

    Recent reports have emerged suggesting that the global Coffee Industry has experienced a dramatic fall in prices since 2017. Evidence indicates that an increasing percentage of Coffee farmers, particularly in Central and South America, have abandoned their estates and plantations. This coffee crisis is part due to hunger and food insecurity, which may soon affect Coffee consumers around the world Read more...
  34. How To Make Iced Coffee

    How To Make Iced Coffee

    It’s official: summer has arrived. During the hotter months, we tend to drink less warm beverages and more infusions of the ‘chilled’ variety. In previous articles, we’ve already talked about how to make Iced Tea. What about how to make Iced Coffee? Wait, Iced Coffee? That’s a thing? Absolutely. What’s more, it’s becoming increasingly popular, particularly among those who simply Read more...
  35. Guatemala Coffee Guide

    Guatemala Coffee Guide

    Welcome to the world of Guatemala Coffee. This Central American country, with its vast mountain ranges and deep river valleys, has for over 150 years produced outstanding Coffee beans of unparalleled quality. It is, according to recent statistics, the second largest Coffee producer of the Central American region - and with good reason, too. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Read more...
  36. 5 Best Coffee To Try

    5 Best Coffee To Try

    What gets you out of bed in the morning? If you’re anything like us, then it’s time for a cup of coffee. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company stock over 70 different Types of Coffee, each as delicious as the last, but this week, we’re promoting five that’ll have you throwing off the duvet and putting on your Read more...
  37. Our Flavoured Coffee Selection

    Our Flavoured Coffee Selection

    Coffee Connoisseurs are very particular when choosing their morning brew. We all want only the best from our Coffee, so surely a Flavoured Coffee Bean is far from exemplary? One just needs to look in the right place: The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company has an amazing selection. Every one of our Flavoured Coffees, from chocolate flavoured to Read more...

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