Thanks to Elizabeth Furth from CoffeeMumboJumbo for her review of Fixx Coffee.
Full Fixx Coffee Review
“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!”
Review from the ~The Friday Press~ Aeropress UK
A skilful blend of Sumatran, Ethiopian and Brazilian beans, smooth, creamy and pleasantly spicy sensations.
… To the nose a dark and smokey almonds, a loverly aroma teases your senses. In the cup low acidity gives a smooth and delightful cup, no sugar needed here. This cup has warm undertones of milk chocolate and cream, we could and probably will be drinking this coffee all day.
We find any coffee that wins the Great Taste Awards a truly magnificent coffee well worth a try.
Last year we wrote about our dear friend Mary at OCB’s and it appears one year later, Mary has still got it!
In this very witty article, Graham Archer from www.handling-network.com gives us his perspective of business at OCB’s Sandwich Bar, (Clanwilliam Court, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2) with Mary at the helm.
If you are in the area do call in and say hi to Mary and dont forget to pick up your Fixx!
This is an excellent coffee table book that has had me hooked for the last few weeks. The Book of Coffee by Alain Stella looks at some of history’s famous coffee drinkers from Bach who dedicated a cantana to his favourite beverage to Pope Clement VIII who banned the “devils drink”. What is most impressive about this book is the amazing images that capture the coffee society and coffee houses of old. There are scenes from around the world including a coffeehouse in Salonika in 1885, Viennese coffeehouses in the 1930′s were people visited their favourite coffee houses as many as three times a day, to a potrait of Andre Gide and Friends at the 1900 World Fair Cafe Maure by Jacques-Emile Blanche. There are also beautiful images of antique classic coffee pots and makers, farmers at work, coffee plantations and clipper ships that carried coffee and passengers between Brazil and Le Havre.
If you are on your travels you will find the Connoisseur’s guide useful as it provides addresses of existing coffeehouses worldwide as well as details of coffee museums. There is also plenty of tips and advice on where to buy fine coffee, how to make or recognise a good cup of coffee, a glossary on coffee beans and a guide to coffee by origin.
This is definitely one of the most beautiful coffee books that I have come across to date with such a brilliant portrayal of the coffee world.
Great review on Green 19 on Camden Street, Dublin 2 in The Dubliner.(October 2010)
If you are looking for somewhere that offers great food at great value prices then you will enjoy the Green 19 experience.