Top Quotes About Coffee

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Have you ever tried giving up caffeine for week? It's just hell on earth. I can quit drinking. I can quit the Vienetta buffet size packs. But God damn the last thing I'll give up is caffeine. When I visited The Farm in San Benito last month I managed to kick the caffeine to the curb for a few days.

That was easy. I was horizontal for 90% of the time. Now I'm having to engage my brain, get early flights, write on the go, the caffeine is a crucial ingredient to me functioning. I've since picked up some interesting notes and funnies on coffee that I wanted to share with you all today. 

  1. 'As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?' ― Cassandra Clare

  2. 'I take it black, like my men.' - Young girl. Airplane

  3. 'I like my women like I like my coffee, in a plastic cup.' - Eddie Izzard. 

  4. 'If you like decaf then you don't like coffee.' - Adam Carolla

  5. May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. – Unknown

  6. 'If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.' - Abraham Lincoln. 

  7. ‘I don't drink coffee at work, I don't need to be stimulated for that job.’ - Anon. 

  8. ‘I KNOW I'm a team player because I always ask if anyone else wants coffee.’ - Anon.

  9. ‘The only people that think coffee is overrated are cocaine addicts.’ - Anon.

  10. 'Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.' — David Lynch

  11. 'Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever.'David Letterman

  12. 'I'm the best at making coffee. If only I could make love like I make coffee I'd have them queueing round the block.' - Anon. 

  13. 'I don't drink coffee to wake up, I wake up to drink coffee.' - Pinterest. 

  14. 'She reeked of coffee. And I respected that.' - Anon.

  15. 'The guy who tells he can't have coffee after 2pm because he won't sleep at night. I can't hang with that guy.' - Anon 

  16. 'Last night I wanted to drink coffee. This morning I am drinking coffee. Follow your dreams people.' - Pinterest. 

  17. 'Two things I want to know on a first date. Does she want kids, does she drink coffee. The rest can be worked on.' - Anon. 

  18. 'Keep your friends close, your enemies closer and your coffee cup glued to your right hand.' - Anon. 

  19. 'The fact they always provide an equal amount of coffee and decaf in hotel rooms and breakfast bars, is just a sign of how much we still have to learn as a society.' - Anon. 

  20. 'You can't technically call this first class if you're out of coffee.' - Anon. 

  21. 'I've made it from the bed to the coffee maker. There's no stopping me now.' - Pinterest

  22. 'All geniuses like coffee. Beethoven even counted his coffee beans for every cup for Christ's sake.' - Anon. 

  23. 'I make coffee disappear, what's your super power?' - Pinterest. 

ThreeSixty° Coffee | Drink Premium Coffee at home

Today I'm going to be waxing lyrical about ThreeSixty° Coffee a luxury, premium single origin coffee brand, where consumers are invited on an adventure of taste.

How nice it is to find something honest. ThreeSixty° Coffee (the brand) has a distilled simplicity that foregoes any superfluous marketing huey and just focuses on delivering a product with character. 

This past week I've had the pleasure of sampling their coffee from Cuba, Mexico and Peru. The denouement has been one of enriched sophistication. 


TASTE PROFILES

Let's take a look at each ThreeSixty° Coffee taste profiles, all of which offer a unique taste and are made up of a single origin.


CUBAN BLEND

This single origin coffee is one of only a few coffees produced by the small coffee growing region this season.

The immediate freshness will invoke the palette and you'll soon be registering roasted nuts fused with the sweetness of cinder toffee and a caramelised brown sugar. A perfectly balanced acidity. 

PERUVIAN BLEND

It's a little known fact that one of the world’s largest coffee growing countries is Peru. 

The delicious notes of cocoa and hazelnut will take you on a journey, a perfect slice of escapism. It's full-bodied, it's full of character, it's a great reason to get out of bed in the morning. 

MEXICAN BLEND

Dominated by smallholders, Mexico now offers a variety of delicious coffee profiles from sweet citrus to smooth chocolate flavours.

The beans come from three farming communities to the west of Tepic and Nayaritt, a region famous for its variety of delicious coffee profiles.

It's an odd juxtaposition for someone like me that has drunk coffee for most of his adult life, yet never had to experience distinguishing the composition. 

As much as it makes me sound like something of a neanderthal, I never knew you could enliven a coffee blend with citrus notes of mandarin balanced with smooth milk chocolate. Who knew?


A truly ethical company

One of the more remarkable things about ThreeSixty° Coffee is how incredibly transparent they are as a company. Each pack is hand-packed and fully traceable, with precise on-pack map coordinates to help discover each coffee’s specific region of origins, which can be traced using Google Earth.

For those that follow my Instagram stories you know I'm very attached to my Krups espresso machine. As well as your espresso machine, ThreeSixty° Coffee is compatible with every possible piece of coffee instrumentation, with easy to follow guides on how to brew your coffee using a cafetiere, a V60 pourover, an aeropress and a chemex. 

Final Thoughts

ThreeSixty° Coffee challenges the rationale that as a society we are cornered into settling for suboptimal coffee at home and only exclusively drink sophisticated blends in cafes, restaurants etc. Now we can make decent coffee at home and at work - plus saving money in the process!

Knowing how to make a decent brew can be a tough university to go through. ThreeSixty° Coffee have made it their goal to simplify coffee brewing methods with easy 'how to' guides on their website. 

ThreeSixty° Coffee is available to buy from Waitrose and Ocado. 

This post was paid for in collaboration with ThreeSixty° Coffee

 

Top 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

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Bloggers love Spring, we love it! It's the time when brands come alive and the wardrobes need revamping. But a spring clean isn't entirely exclusive to chucking all the fast fashion into a charity bin. Here's my top 5 tips on how to declutter your life and make some road for the road ahead. 

TELL HER TO HIT THE BRICKS

Is she the one for you dude? Has your relationship turned into comfort food where it's making the both of you fat? Are you careering towards a loveless marriage that will suck ten years out of your life? Seriously unpack your relationship into mini fun size Tupperware boxes and ask yourself, does this look like a fun picnic for you. 

TRAVEL CUP

£3.60 for a coffee now in Liverpool St station. With 3 new coffee shops opening a day in the UK, it's no surprise we're all skint with the amount of coffee we're consuming on a daily basis. I'll admit I don't have one in my life as of yet, but I'm flirting with this Contigo West Autoseal Coffee Cup. According to an article in the Daily Mail the average Brit spends over £2,000 a year on coffee. Did you know you had a £2k a year drug habit!?

DIGITAL DETOX

Oooh the digital ones. I picked up this little nugget from The Health Sessions run by trained psychologist Jennifer Mulder most people I know have a dozen or so INSTA pages, twitter handles and Facebook business pages that are now cyber ghost ships drifting in the ether.

Yet they still manage to ping you emails, alerts, texts, as if they're inviting you to come rescue them from the binary beyond. I managed to get rid of subscription alerts and spring clean my notifications very easily with Unroll.me

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WARDROBE

Ah yes of course it was coming. Just divorce yourself from emotion and get rid of all the crap. Everything you've not worn in the last 3-4 months, toss it! Allow yourself one sentimental piece, and hang on to the interchangeable garments that can expand your wardrobe, but the rest can be put out to pasture.

If you're looking to make a little beer money from your hand-me-downs but are struggling to shift stuff on eBay, try Depop. As recommended by Ali Gordon on the Menswear Style podcast

TAXMAN

Being a one-man band it's tough to do everything yourself. If I ever had to clone myself, I'd call him me2 and have him just handle my tax returns. (Although I'm sure me2 will become self aware and start applying for dating reality shows). I personally use XERO, cloud based software designed for SME businesses and I have it on good authority that the HMRC will only accept tax returns submitted using accounts software packages in the future. 

 

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That’s all I got for today. Let me know if you’re thinking of doing a spring clean of your life and if you have any further tips, drop me a comment in the box below.

 

The Best Cafes to Work from in London

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Nowadays a good coffee shop is rated on its Broadband speed. The coffee is almost perfunctory. There is over 22k coffee outlets in London and according to Allegra, we consume around 2.3 billion cups of coffee per year in stores (or around 45 cups per adult per year). Some think tanks suggest we might have already hit saturation point. That the wild west days of killing 1 hour drinking a solitary soya cappuccino in your local Joe & the Juice is over baby! But whilst we still have a rumoured 4-5 good years of structural growth left in the UK coffee market, let’s take a look at the best coffee outlets to work from in London.

CENTRAL

Daisy Green - Marble Arch

Tucked away behind Marble Arch, is Daisy Green. A decent place for meetings especially. Its central which is an ideal compromise if you're meeting people from the quirky corners of London. No one can argue with a meeting when it's central. There's luminous covered deckchairs outside, and nice little nooks and snugs downstairs that's ideal for setting up camp for an hour or two. 

EAST

Book Club - Shoreditch

Famous for their Volcano coffee and the home-from-home service. Its open, airy, drowning in natural light and the perfect environment for meetings, lunches, an afternoon cocktail or a quick game of ping pong! There is of course Spitalfields Market close by which houses The Peloton & Co. Cycle Cafe; a neat little stop for a caffeine fix if you'd like to be part of London's cycling community. 

SOUTH

Federation Coffee - Brixton

These guys really pride themselves on their coffee. With so many shops now looking for their USP, this outlet just lets the coffee do the talking. They often switch a guest filter option, meaning that no visit will be the same. Nothing more idiomatic for the coffee connoisseur to ask 'what guest filter do you have on this week?' If you get in early enough you can set up camp and work. Bring the wireless headphones because it can get a bit busy and cramped. 

NORTH

The Front Room Cafe - Finsbury Park

I think bonus points should go to this place for having a brilliant name. Makes me feel like royalty when I tell my colleagues I'm doing work there. Unlike Joe & the Juice which sounds like a lost 80's Tom Hanks film. It's friendly, has pavement seating, free wifi for customers and no-nonsense nosh. The unique front room style interior décor is easy on the eye which makes it a great London cafe to work from

WEST

The Farm Girl - Portobello Road

As if one needs an excuse to visit Portobello Road. The Farm Girl is a holistic and healthy, yet comfortingly simple approach to Australian cafe culture in the heart of Notting Hill. Even English Cricket fans are welcome here. Farm Girl values fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients and delivers them in a warm and welcoming environment. It's an ideal hub with plenty of tables and it would be a dereliction of duty not to sample some of the homemade hazelnut cookies. 

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THE DECK CHAIR SHIRT!

When choosing fabric and designing the Hawkins & Shepherd Spring Summer 2015 collection, I wanted to go bright and bold to accompany their popular yet safe essentials collection.

Bold stripes and gingham checks are what I decided to focus on and will be THE designs to have throughout SS15 and even AW15. Although they are beautiful shirts, they are also hard to style correctly and therefore often avoided and instead opting for the bog standard whites and blues.

Well today is lesson one in how to style them. It is important to match bold colours in particular stripes with a block colour and in this case I chose navy. Try to keep the small details small and not over used or over powering. In this look I have gone for Hawkins & Shepherd Red wool socks but thats it with the red accessorising. It would be too much to then add a red pocket square..its one or the other.

Other than the coffee, which was awesome by the way; thanks The Chelsea Quarter Cafe on Kings Road - the only other accessory I have worn is a navy tie pin with palm tree details by stytched.co.uk. The worst sin when wearing a tie bar is if the tie bar hangs over the edge of the tie and with this particular bar being 1.75" in length is it perfect for semi-skinny and classed width ties.

Where to position your tie bar? Divide your tie into thirds. The bar should be pinned one third of the way down from your knot.

 

SHOP THE LOOK

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