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Do hot drinks cool you down in the summer?

It’s going to get hot. Uncomfortably hot. We’re talking about watery Pimms because the ice melts too quickly, multiple outfit changes (‘cos you’ve sweated through your last two t-shirts). Having to escape inside every 15 mins, for a quick breather. When it comes to sunny weather and coffee, there are three schools of thought. The first is sacking off coffee completely, in favour of something more ‘British summer’-friendly. The aforementioned Pimms, a cold can of...

Wine after coffee, or coffee after wine? Either way, you’re feeling fine

We all know the empowering qualities of a cup of coffee, and the restorative nature of a glass of wine. Yin and yang, light and dark, coffee and wine – it’s just the way things are. One gets you ready for the day, one lets you recover from it. And equally: one gets you ready for the night… one lets you recover from it. You know this. But did you know how similar coffee and...

Pretty (risky) in pink: Meet Casa Loma Pink Bourbon

Millennial pink, pink gin… and now Pink Bourbon? You might think the coffee world is jumping on a very pretty, flower-strewn bandwagon – and in a way you’d be right. The Pink Bourbon varietal has only really been (re)discovered in the last 10 years – but we promise it’s got substance, not just style. And Ramiro Suarez Ramos from the Casa Loma farm has proved that, by growing us a batch! What is Pink Bourbon?...