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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

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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DIY With Coffee

Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Here’s how to put your coffee waste to work in the garden – as pest control, an effective ingredient in […]

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Coffee 101

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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Coffee 101

Ethiopia Choche coffee ceremony

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

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Coffee 101

Cup of Excellence

The Cup of Excellence program has improved the business of coffee along the entire chain.

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Coffee 101

Who discovered coffee?

There are many stories describing the discovery of coffee. This is our favourite.

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Coffee 101

Profile: Kenya Iriga

Grown in the rich volcanic soil of the Nyambene Hills on the eastern slopes of Mt Kenya, the Iriga is a sweet and smooth coffee, with caramel aromas, chocolate flavours and a fresh but soft orange acidity

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Coffee 101

What is specialty coffee?

“Specialty” is a term we often hear in the coffee industry, but the definition can vary depending on the context in which it’s used.

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Coffee 101

Profile: Colombia Giraldo

The Colombia Giraldo has a socially and environmentally sustainable production, as well as a sweet and creamy taste, medium body and clean finish.

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Coffee 101

A cup of Camaelia Sinensis (tea)

After water, tea is still the second most consumed beverage in the world. So let’s learn more about it!

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