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March 2017

Coffee Extraction: Strength and Flavor

At Clock Peaks Coffee we have weekly rituals to cup (or taste if you will) coffee. This is part of our quality control to ensure our coffee is consistent. We also run shots through the Espresso machine to check the extraction and cream.

Water Matters

Water has a dramatic impact on food service operation worldwide and the quality of the water used in any beverage will influence both the success of the end-product, as well as the longevity of the equipment used. Water forms the ever-important base and foundation for most beverages and even the most expensive coffee will not mask inferior or impure water sources that were not treated properly.

Crazy facts about Coffee

Here are some crazy facts about coffee

Milk Matters

Water is the hidden ingredient in coffee and milk is the great partner to complement it. I must admit I am a bit of a purist when it comes to coffee. But if you are one of the millions of people who love milky drinks above all other types of coffee, the quality of the milk and the way it is treated, are extremely important. With many of these drinks, there are about two to three times as much milk as there is coffee. So if you add milk there are four main questions about milk:

January 2017

Coffee Chemistry (Part 2)

Since the discovery of Coffee in Ethiopia in the 9th century things started to happen and revolutionised the world as we know it today. From the feasting of red coffee berries by goats to the brewing of coffee beans into a hot drink by monks to keep them awake during long hours of prayer.

Coffee Chemistry (Part 1)

Since the discovery of Coffee in Ethiopia in the 9th century things started to happen and revolutionised the world as we know it today. From the feasting of red coffee berries by goats to the brewing of coffee beans into a hot drink by monks to keep them awake during long hours of prayer.

Coffee and Christmas

Since the discovery of Coffee in Ethiopia in the 9th century things started to happen and revolutionised the world as we know it today. From the feasting of red coffee berries by goats to the brewing of coffee beans into a hot drink by monks to keep them awake during long hours of prayer.

December 2016

How Coffee Revolutionised the World

Since the discovery of Coffee in Ethiopia in the 9th century things started to happen and revolutionised the world as we know it today. From the feasting of red coffee berries by goats to the brewing of coffee beans into a hot drink by monks to keep them awake during long hours of prayer.

October 2016

South Africa Coffee Culture

According to Statistics SA, coffee shops have contributed to around 2.8% of the positive annual growth around takeaway and fast food. They have also seen a 7.1% increase in income since 2014 with impressive growth across the country. South Africa is joining the coffee culture and is slowly but surely escaping its faintly embarrassing instant […]

Die Hart van die Overberg

Koffie is een van daardie dinge waarvan jy hou of jy vermy dit om verskeie redes.

‘n Algemen rede hoekom koffie vermy word is omdat dit nie goed is vir jou gesondheid nie.

Wel hier is ‘n paar redes wat jy dalk nie van koffie geweet het wat jou dalk net kan oortuig dat koffie is net […]