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What is SPECIALTY COFFEE???

RSS By Anna McGregor | Oct. 15, 2012

From the President of the American Specialty Coffee Association, Ric Rhinehart, is an article where he writes in more detail about the origins of the term "specialty coffee" presented by Erna Knutsen in 1978 given to international coffee conference delegates in France. For those of you who love a good coffee story read "What is Specialty Coffee?"

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Bolivia Juana Mamani Organic Specialty Coffee

RSS By Anna McGregor | Oct. 15, 2012

From Bolivia, this wonderful Organic coffee from  Juana Mamani who has produced a beautiful defect free coffee.

This is a must try tasting experience to add to your coffee palate. Roasted to a medium roast profile this dense high grown coffee is best drunk as an espresso beverage. We are proud to present this as our specialty coffee of the week from an amazing woman with a great story ..... ethical AND organic!

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Best New Zealand Award Winning Organic Coffee 2012

RSS By Anna McGregor | Oct. 13, 2012

Coffee Lab has won the best New Zealand Organic coffee again with our Ethiopian Yirgacheffe. Thank you to the farmers, the Coffee Lab team, and all our loyal customers and supporters! We couldn't do this without you!

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Cup of Excellence coffee this week is....

RSS By Anna McGregor | Oct. 01, 2012

El Salvador La Nueva Lot #18 from the harvest of 2011/2012 with a cupping score of 87.28/100. We have precious little left of this wonderful El Salvador which is a "must try coffee"!!! We are incredibly blessed to have such amazing coffee down under. Lot #18 means that it was the 18th best coffee in El Salvador in the last years Cup of Excellence competitions. All the coffees in the comps were stand out and this wee nation does produce fantasic coffee especially from the Apaneca Illamatepec volcanic plateau region. Come and try it at Coffee Lab's cafe on the North Shore if you happen to be in Auckland.

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How much caffeine are you drinking?

RSS By Anna McGregor | Sep. 27, 2012

The amount of caffeine in various beverages is surprising! Espresso coffee with 100% arabica beans has less caffeine than many other beverages. If you are sensitive to caffeine make sure that you have pure Arabica coffee and ask for a restricted or ristretto shot. Check out this diagram.....

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