Coffee: Decadent Decaf Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling

Coffee: Decadent Decaf Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling

After being so impressed by Decadent’s Kenya coffee, I resolved to explore their stronger offerings. After all, if it tastes as good as a regular, caffeinated coffee then there’s no harm in having a good decaf in the cupboard for those days that call for mug after mug! Decadent Decaf have a small but decent [read more]

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Jura Tastival 2014

Jura Tastival 2014

Jura is a distillery I’ve always struggled to love. This is frustrating because in general I love island distilleries, and being right next to the whisky heaven of Islay, it should be a perfect match. Then again, it’s possible that those very expectations are what cause me such trouble. Jura isn’t Islay, and it doesn’t [read more]

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Coffee: Percol Nicaragua

Coffee: Percol Nicaragua

I know that you shouldn’t judge a coffee by the package any more than you should judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes you just can’t help yourself. Percol is an example of this; it’s a widely available coffee brand that you can find in just about any supermarket. It’s reasonably priced. It’s all [read more]

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Coffee: Black Sheep Robusta Revival

Coffee: Black Sheep Robusta Revival

Coffee beans fall into two broad varieties – Robusta (Coffea canephora) and Arabica (Coffea arabica). Of the two, Robusta is an easier to grow, higher yielding crop – which translates to cheaper beans – while Arabica is considered to have more refined and less bitter flavour. For these reasons, most premium beans are Arabica while [read more]

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Buying Beer Online: EeBria

Buying Beer Online: EeBria

As has been widely discussed here and elsewhere, the past few years have seen an explosion of brewing in the UK. We crossed the 1000 breweries mark a couple of years ago now, and things show no sign of slowing down – the count has more than doubled in the last decade. Things haven’t gone [read more]

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Waitrose Highland 16 Year Old Single Malt

Waitrose Highland 16 Year Old Single Malt

After something of a delay, I’ve finally reached the last of three own-label single malts from Waitrose. At 16 years old, this is the oldest and, potentially, the best value bottle of the range, currently priced at £32. Once again, the distillery is a mystery although the smart money (including comments from my earlier posts) [read more]

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