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Featured African Coffee For 2017

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Coffee Bean Direct Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Organic Fair Trade Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag


Organic Ethiopian Natural Sidamo Fair Trade Coffee

Whole Bean,Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC. (5 lb.)

Top Tip
Fresh roasted coffee has the best flavour. Buy it in small amounts as it will go off within three weeks and lose its taste.

African Coffee and the Beans

ARABICA OR ROBUSTA?

There are lots of different types of coffee beans but they essentially fall into these two types for drinking. Arabica beans tend to be sweeter and softer tasting. They have a fruity, winey taste, due to their acidity, and tend to be grown in the Americas. Robusta beans are stronger and harsher, generally with twice as much caffeine as Arabica beans. They're grown in Africa and Indonesia. Robusta beans are more abundant and therefore tend to be used to make most instant coffees. They're also cheaper to buy than Arabica beans.

GROUND OR WHOLE BEANS?

If you prefer whole, then you'll need to buy a grinder to whittle them down to the perfect size. (Note: do this as close to the brew time as possible for the freshest taste!) A burr or mill grinder is preferable because all of the coffee is ground to a consistent size.

Percolator

A great option if you're not a regular coffee drinker. Ground coffee is held in one part with the water in the other. As the percolator heats, the filtered coffee drips into the base.

Black Friday Sale (UK)

Black Friday Sales are starting on the 17th November.
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black is one of the popular Black Friday deals.

Amazon's Home Of Black Friday Pop Up Event In London

Amazon is making this year's event more fun than ever with the ‘Home of Black Friday' pop up experience in Soho Square, central London, open Tuesday 21st to Black Friday on 24th November, from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm everyday. Customers will be invited to explore the best of Amazon' s Black Friday Sale and Amazon Prime, try their hand at a range of games to win prizes and take part in one of the many themed workshops, from foodie fun to crafts tutorials. Entry to the pop up, located at 13 Soho Square, London, will be free of charge and doors will open to everyone on a first come first served basis from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th November.

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Baking Essentials, Tips And Shortcuts

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Fri, 2017-11-10 09:13
Rum Cake

Before you get into the kitchen and start baking, take a minute or so to read through some useful advice that will help ensure your homemade cakes are as delicious and lovely as the ones in our shops. Baking is fun and you don't have to be an expert to do it, just get to know the basics, prepare yourself with the right ingredients and equipment, and your cakes will be perfect! Even if you're well-practised at baking, our tips and shortcuts can help save time and make your cakes even better, so read on for some wise words from the professional bakers.

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