10 different types of coffee explained

10 different types of coffee explained Have you ever walked into a coffee shop, looked at the hefty list of options on the wall and feel a little bit… flummoxed?! We’re not surprised – the amount of different coffees that are available to buy these days is enough to make anybody confused. What actually IS…

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The magic of cold-brew coffee…

As soon as the weather begins to heat up, coffee suddenly doesn’t seem as appetising as it does during the colder months… luckily for us, there are lots of refreshing ‘iced’ versions knocking around that are guaranteed to cool you down whilst simultaneously providing that all-important caffeine boost. One drink in particular- the cold brew…

Fracino Heavenly manual fill compact coffee machine

Top tips on caring for your coffee machine

Looking after your coffee machine at home is SO important- for many reasons! Firstly, they don’t come cheap, and keeping your coffee machine properly maintained will ensure that it lasts for as long as possible and will save you the expense of buying a new one as cleaning it properly removes potential blockages of yeast…

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The Hottest Coffee Trends of 2018

With the UK high street adding more and more coffee shops every month, it’s no surprise that coffee has beaten the traditional cup of tea to being the nation’s favourite hot drink. According to research conducted by Allegra Project Coffee 2018, 81% of people now visit a coffee shop weekly, spending around £9.6bn a year.…

Medicine

CASE STUDY – MEDICINE (BIRMINGHAM & CODSALL)

Medicine is an established artisan bakery and kitchen, café and events space, with large venues in both Central Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Medicine’s niche is through a carefully curated menu of hand made ethical products, whilst offering a daily fix of cultural inspiration. Medicine were looking for an authentic and unique coffee product and a supplier…

Lever espresso machine

Considerations for setting up a cafe

We at Iron & Fire work with many start up coffee businesses and are always happy to offer advice and support. We find we get asked the same sort of questions again and again and so we have put together a few considerations into this and other blogs on this website about the many elements of setting up a coffee shop.