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Well done folks!
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Well done folks!
Thanks to Elizabeth Furth from CoffeeMumboJumbo for her review of Fixx Coffee.
“So, first off, the packaging. FIXX comes in a lovely vibrant orange bag with a one way valve……What do I think of the packaging? I like it…. So far so good. It’s all very promising. Flipping the bag over I read , 100% Arabica beans. Even better. The anticipation forever growing I read on. ….
On to the coffee itself….. The smell is a touch deeper and less sweet than what I have recently been smelling. Still, a pleasant, familiar smell which I equate with good, rich beans roasted in particular with espresso and espresso milk based drinks in mind.
….. A lovely creamy, thick and velvety fluid with a great guinness effect and bouncy crema sat in the cup, waiting for my lips.
The mouthfeel was as thick as it looked during the extraction. And yet, a very smooth, definite coffee experience lingered pleasantly on my tongue. My immediate reaction was that this espresso would cut extremely well through milk and make for an exquisite latte, flat white or cappuccino!
But make no mistake, all in all this is a lovely rich blend. To top it, I had great fun with FIXX, specially as CoffeeMumboJumbo enjoys the challenge of getting the best out of each and every bean!”
All coffee comes from an evergreen plant (called Coffea in Latin) which grows between the tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn. The coffee beans are the seeds inside the red cherries. Inside each coffee berry there are one, two or on rare occasions three coffee beans.
A coffee plant can grow to a height of 10 or 12 meters and it takes 3 to 5 years for the plants to begin producing. The yield decreases after approx 20 to 25 years.
There are two major species that coffee drinkers will be familiar with – Coffea Arabica and Coffea Robusta.
Arabica coffee plants are delicate and prefer higher climates, the elevation causes the coffee bean to mature slowly which in turn leads to a more aromatic and flavorful coffee.
Robusta as the name suggests is much more resistant and is grown at sea level. Their characteristics are also very different.
Arabica coffee has a very pronounced aroma, is mild, well rounded, and often features a sweet hints of chocolate or caramel, with a pleasing touch of bitterness.
Robusta coffees on the other hand, are hard, astringent, not very aromatic and much bitterer to taste, they also contain three times as much caffeine as Arabica coffees.
Read more on the Difference between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans
How do you know if you have just been served a good espresso?
Well in addition to great taste, the presence of a crema is normally a good indication of a good espresso.
The Sopranos – Paulie tries to order just coffee
Larry David – How to order a latte
LA Story Ordering Coffee
A selection of coffee Valentine verses from “A Fixx of Love for Valentine’s Day” Competition.
Coffee coffee – what a drink!
I’m such an addict I do think
I drink it first thing every day
It boosts my brain in every way
It’s warm and dark and smells divine
It brightens up my day each time
It gives me that kick that i need
Coffee is my friend indeed
There’s just no nicer treat for me
Than a fresh cup of Fixx coffee!
Violets are blue and roses are red
could I have tea and cake instead
actually what might be the better plan
is the cake for me and coffee for my woman.
I need a break, my jobs an ache – a cup of Fixx and a slice of cake!
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Best of luck
The Fixx Coffee Team
19 – 23 January 2013
Campionati Italiana Barista, National Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits Competition – SIGEP, Rimini, Italy.
1 – 2 February 2013
Philippine National Barista Championship – Megatrade Conference Centre, Mandaluyong City
7 – 9 February 2013
International Women’s Coffee Alliance III International Convention
Guatemala City, Guatemala
8-10 February 2013
Swiss National Barista Championships, St Gallen Exhibition Fair, Switzerland
8-11 February 2013
Hellenic National Coffee Competitions, National Barista, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrk Championships –Athens, Greece
14 – 16 February 2013
10th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition, Uganda
15-17 February 2013
Kavos Kulturos Dienos, National Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrik Championships – Shopping Mall OZAS, Lithuania
19– 21 February 2013
Irish Barista Championships and Avonmore Latte Art Championships – CATEX, RDS, Dublin Ireland
21-23 February 2013
Mexican Cup Tasters Championships – Expo Café Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
28 February – 2 March 2013
Tea & Coffee World Cup Asia – Singapore
8 – 10 March 2013
Coffee Fest New York - New York, USA
11-15 March 2013
IV Campeonato Nacional de Baristas – Honudras
9 – 12 March 2013
4th Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival – Dak Lak Province, Vietnam
14 – 16 March 2013
Café Asia International Coffee and Tea Industry Expo 2013 – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
21 – 23 March 2013
102nd NCA Convention – San Francisco, USA
23 – 24 March 2013
Coffee & Tea Festival NYC – New York, USA
10 – 14 April 2013
SCAA Event 2013 – Boston, USA
11-14 April 2013
United States Barista Championships – Boston, Massachusetts USA
11 – 14 April 2013
Coffee Expo Seoul – Seoul, Republic of Korea
19 – 20 April 2013
Belgrade Coffee Festival – Belgrade, Serbia
25 – 28 April 2013
London Coffee Festival – London, UK
15 -16 May 2013
Caffè Culture – London, UK
6 – 8 June 2013
2013 China International Food Industry Expo – Beijing, China
26 – 28 June 2013
World of Coffee – Nice, France
5 – 7 September 2013
Mexican Barista Championship and Mexican Latte Art Championship – Expo Café, Mexico
19 – 21 September 2013
Coffeena International Coffee Fair – Cologne, Germany
20 – 21 September 2013
SCAA Leadership summit – Seattle, WA