Fact or Fiction? Why you should drink coffee in this heat!

The English have a great tradition dating back to the 18th century. It’s called “afternoon tea”. It is completely reasonable in a cold climate where the warmth from a good cup of tea brightens the gloom of a winter’s day in London. However, it doesn’t matter where you look, even in the hottest of hot climates, the English traditio ...

28Jan
2016
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Americano vs. Filter Coffee

Have you ever stood at Vida e Caffé or Aroma, telling the barista your order for one filter coffee and then suddenly hearing another patron requesting an Americano? Do you ever think that guy’s Americano sounds so much better than your boring old filter coffee? With fifteen years of knowledge in our cup, we have defined what an Americano is and what ...

12Aug
2015
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Enjoy these Brazilian coffee beans

Why is Brazilian coffee so good?

Along the large coastline on the eastern side of South America, there is a land called Brazil, named after a tree called Brazilwood. Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world by both land area and population and well known for their “bean jewels” that have become the second largest commodity in the world. Why is it then that Brazilian coffee st ...

12Aug
2015
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Avoiding Stampeding Coffee Break Buffalos

Being a barista can be a thankless task, especially with a full house and customers that have reached the end of their patience level and NEED their coffee! This at times can be quite frustrating for the poor John Doe that is trying to provide you with a top quality cup of flavour.  Unfortunately, to the average man in the street, a barista is ...

12Aug
2015
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