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Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes (with Coffee Caramel)

What’s a better way to celebrate the advent of spring then with these sweet and indulgent cupcakes? There’s no reason not to have chocolate with Easter on the way, and the delicious coffee flavour will have you bright eyed and bushy tailed, perfect to embrace the warming weather. Makes 12 little cakes, or nine fatter ones.Sponge115 gram/4oz caster sugar115gram/4oz butter85gram/3oz self-raising flour30 grams/1oz cocoa powder2 eggs, beaten1 tsp coffee extractA generous splash of strong Joe Black coffeeCoffee CaramelMakes enough for leftovers- excellent for pouring over ice cream.225 gram/8oz caster sugar2 tablespoon golden sugar2 tsp coffee extract50 gram/2oz butter140 ml double…

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The Coffee Dating Guide – What You Can Tell About Your Date From Their Coffee

The world of Internet dating has spread throughout modern society faster than you can say Spanish flu. 20% of all relationships now start with the pressing of buttons and the clicking of mice and a swipe left, or is it right?

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Alanis Morisette Records New Songs For An Inspiring Documentary About Coffee

Coffee Beans

The Talamanca mountains 5 hours from San Jose, Costa Rica, is the setting for a new and inspiring documentary that follows the lives of a group of determined women who overcome numerous odds to set up the countries first coffee mill run entirely by women. Produced by Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth) and with songs recorded by Alanis Morisette, the film documents the extraordinary story of a small group of women whose determination and success is challenging the culture of growing coffee throughout the world.  During the 90’s when the economy forced many of the community’s men to leave in…

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The Growing Coffee Market In South Korea

With coffee now officially the UK’s favourite drink we decided to take a look at how the coffee industry is catching on in other parts of the world. Areas that for one reason or another, haven’t always been associated with a cup of the black stuff. One country that’s in the midst of a coffee revolution is South Korea. With 50% of its population surrounding the metropolitan area of Seoul (the third largest metropolitan area in the world, behind Tokyo and Delhi), investors and entrepreneurs have identified the potential market for new coffee shops and the rate of expansion in…

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Coffee vs Tea

Coffee or Tea? A few years ago the answer to this question would undoubtedly be tea. This quintessential English drink is as ingrained in our society as much as a Sunday Roast, Wimbledon and Coronation Street. At the first sign of trouble we often hear the words “I’ll put a cuppa on”. Its magical properties for righting the worlds wrongs is legendary. However all is not as rosy as it seems (sorry for the pun). Coffee has not only caught up but overtaken tea as the nations favourite drink. Coffee is the world’s second largest commodity, beaten only by oil.…

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