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Coffee 101

With over 27 years worth of experience and the most knowledgeable experts in the coffee industry, we want to share what we know with you, check out our variety of learning material below. 

Coffee 101

The Perfect Temperature to Drink Your Cup of Coffee

Let’s have a little conversation about asking for “extra hot” coffee.

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Adventures with Coffee

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous” – Aristotle.

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Cupping Panel Profile: Peter Scudamore-Smith

Peter (Master of Wine) tells us all about his mouth-watering experiences and offers his best coffee tasting tips…

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A unique hybrid: The Pacamara varietal

Let’s take a closer look at the Mexican Cup of Excellence, Finca Kassandra.

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The Excellence Behind the Cup: Mexico Finca Kassandra

Cup of Excellence is the most prestigious coffee competition in the world and we are proud to offer the work of […]

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Complementary Coffees: The process of creating a blend

Coffee blending is an important facet of any roaster’s job, but what does it take to make a blend?

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The Role of the Cooperative

Small farming communities in D.R. Congo are working together, against the odds, to create a new industry and a way […]

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How is coffee decaffeinated?

What process do green beans have to go through to be classed as decaffeinated coffee and are all “decafs” created equal? Get the downlow on decaf here.

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The Path to Becoming a Q Grader

What does it take to achieve the highest certification within the coffee industry – Q Grader? Just ask Merlo’s own Simon Brooks.

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Ethiopia Choche coffee ceremony

Coffee is more than an industry, it is woven into the fabric of the local culture.

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