The Rising Trend of Cold Brew Coffee: A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Beverage
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by Raman Gautam
3d ago
In recent years, the coffee world has witnessed a significant shift towards a chilled, smoother, and more nuanced alternative: cold brew coffee. What once was a niche trend has now become a mainstream favorite, captivating coffee enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. As the popularity of cold brew continues to soar, it's essential to explore what sets it apart, how it differs from traditional cold coffee, and how to brew it at home. The Cold Brew Craze: Cold brew coffee has captured the hearts and taste buds of many, owing to its unique flavor profile and refreshing qualities. Unlike hot br ..read more
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Latte Coffee: A Perfect Balance of Espresso and Steamed Milk
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by Raman Gautam
3d ago
In the world of coffee, few beverages can match the comforting and indulgent experience of a well-crafted latte. With its harmonious blend of rich espresso and velvety steamed milk, the latte has become a beloved favorite among coffee enthusiasts worldwide. From its origins in Italy to its modern iterations available in cafes and latte coffee cans, this iconic drink continues to captivate palates and offer a perfect balance of flavor and texture. What is a Latte Coffee? At its core, a latte is a coffee-based drink made with a shot of espresso and steamed milk. The word "latte" itself is deri ..read more
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Glossary of Packaging Terms
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by Raman Gautam
8M ago
If you’ve been reading about how our new coffee pouches came to be, you might find some terms and phrases overly technical.  So, here’s a list (definitely not an exhaustive one) of a few terms in case you’re curious to learn more.  LDPE   Noted for its low temperature flexibility, toughness and property of corrosion resistance, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) is one of the easiest plastics to work with, when recycling. LDPE is a soft, flexible and lightweight plastic material best suited for food packaging at the moment.    PET  Polyethylene Terephthalate ..read more
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This Pride, Let’s Unlearn
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by Anam Shaikh
11M ago
To celebrate Pride month, we asked ourselves how much we knew and didn’t know about this space. Some of us knew a lot, some of us not so much, but all of us realised that, in the recent past, we all had been made to question what we thought we knew about topics affecting the LGBTQIA+ community — be it the impact of colonisation on gender identity, questioning binary gender constructs, topics surrounding same-sex marriage amongst so many other issues. We learnt that regardless of the topic or the team member, the first step each of us had taken to learn was to unlearn, and that’s how the name o ..read more
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Unlearn - Resources To Be Stronger Allies
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by Anam Shaikh
11M ago
This Pride month, we realised there is so much to unlearn and learn for all of us, regardless of how much we know about the topics affecting the LGBTQIA+ community. And, that’s how the name of this crowd-sourced project came into being. Here, we have added movies that have affected us, queer creators that we follow, NGOs that are doing some great work and more. If you know of some NGOs that we can support, please email us at unlearn@bluetokaicoffee.com and we’ll add them to the list.  Lastly, since roasting coffee is how we show love, we made an Unlearn Blend. All proceeds from the sales ..read more
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Tyler’s Travel Stories from New Zealand ft. Coffee!
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by Anam Shaikh
11M ago
Do you know the most unforgettable way to travel through New Zealand? It’s roaming in a campervan! I was traveling through Rotoura and realised that I had never quite experienced NZ this way before. My husband and I hired a campervan and parked it on the edge of a beautiful lake. Waking up in the morning was nothing short of magical. I made some coffee with my Aeropress and ground coffee and then I just couldn’t resist taking a dip in the freezing cold lake! Later, I dried out with small native ducks soaking in the sun and it’ll always remain one of my most precious travel memories. I’d recom ..read more
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Bali Travel Guide: A Caffeinated Adventure With Jaanhavi
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by Anam Shaikh
11M ago
Bali is a beautiful island with a lot to offer visitors. From stunning beaches to lush jungles, there's something for everyone. And if you're a coffee lover, you'll be in heaven. Bali is home to some of the best coffee in the world. And in Part 1 of #MakingTravelSpecialty, I’m excited to be taking you to Indonesia! As a water baby who loves her coffee, I love going on sea excursions. My goal is to be on land as less as possible, and here are my top tips for anyone wanting to stay on water: All excursion boats have water bottles, but if you want hot water for your coffee, make sure you take i ..read more
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Kicking off our Producer Series 2022 with Snakehead Naturals by Kerehaklu Estate!
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by Aroshi Handu
1y ago
Producer Series aims to highlight the outstanding efforts of some visionary Indian coffee producers. These coffees are a celebration of our most innovative and highest-scoring coffees from select farms across India. We work closely with the producers to source some of their best and most uniquely processed coffees, and roast them for you. Launched in 2020 with 5 coffees, the Producer Series featured 7 coffees last year,  sourced from our partner farms - Ratnagiri, Riverdale, Kerehaklu and Harley Estates. From anaerobic fermentation to black honey processing, we featured the most innovativ ..read more
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Producer Series Lot 10: Farm in focus — Harley Estate
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by Aroshi Handu
1y ago
New year. New coffee. New estate. We’re thrilled to be featuring Harley Estate as part of our limited edition Producer Series for the first time! If you’ve been around for a while, you’d know about our much loved Pichia Fermentation from the estate — a seasonal release we offer for a very limited time each year. This year, an experimental lot from the estate scored very high on the cupping table, making its way to our Producer Series lineup.  Harley Estate is a heritage institution that was established by the British in 1864 and later taken over by the Kutumba family. In recent times, Pu ..read more
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Picking Your Preferred Brewing Method
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by Rohan Mehta
1y ago
There are a lot of ways to make a great cup of coffee at home. What you use to make your coffee should be based on how you like to drink your coffee, because some brewing methods bring out certain key characteristics of coffee more than others. This blog post aims to help you decide which ‘at home’ brewing method will be perfect for your needs.  If you like your coffee with milk, your choices are limited. This is because you need a strong dose of coffee. A high-quality machine is required to produce enough pressure for those spot on shots of espresso you get in cafes. You could invest in ..read more
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