Coffee house became a popular alternative to taverns and alehouses, they also became something else: “coffee house politicians” to air their grievances. One could argue that these intelligentsia and knowledge economy workers.
Samuel Peyps and Sir Isaac Newton were regulars – were not too dissimilar to the types of freelancers and creative class workers we find in places like The Proud East today.
But instead of ranting on Twitter or in the comments section of newspapers, Green says patrons of London’s early coffee houses rebelled in the novelty of boisterously voicing their opinions to their (almost exclusively male) companions.
Like all good things, full flavour takes time — and your own special touch. The CHEMEX® coffeemaker delivers only the elements essential to rich coffee flavour, so that your personal taste and approach shine through.
Step 1: Get into the grind
Select your favourite whole bean coffee you want to enjoy and grind it to medium coarse ground.
Optional Tip: We suggest using a burr grinder because it delivers a more consistent particle size, allowing for a more even extraction and fuller bodied cup of coffee.
Step 2: Filter up
Open a CHEMEX® Bonded Coffee Filter into a cone shape so that one side of the cone has three layers, and place it into the top of the CHEMEX® brewer. The thick (three-layer) portion should cover the pouring spout.
Optional Tip: Dampen the filter with warm water to rinse and preheat the brewer. Once the water has drained through the filter completely, pour it out of the brewer while keeping the filter sealed against the coffeemaker wall.
Step 3: The scoop
Put one rounded tablespoon of ground coffee for every 5 oz. cup into the filter cone. Feel free to use more if you prefer it stronger; our CHEMEX® brewing process eliminates bitterness.
Tip: On all brewers except the pint size model, the “button” indicates the carafe is half filled and the bottom of the wooden collar/spout indicates it’s full. On the pint size brewer, the button is the full marker.
Step 4: Let it bloom
Once you have brought the appropriate amount of water to a boil, remove it from the heat and allow it to stop boiling vigorously.
Pour a small amount of water over the coffee grounds to wet them, and wait for about 30 seconds for them to “bloom”, releasing the most desirable coffee elements from the grounds.
Optional Tip: Perfect brewing temperature is about 200°F.
Step 5: First pour
After the grounds bloom, slowly pour the brewing water over the grounds while keeping the water level well below the top of the CHEMEX® (quarter inch or more).
Step 6: Brew on
Slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using a circular or back-and-forth motion as you pour to ensure an even soaking of the grounds.
Step 7: Toss the filter
Once the desired amount of coffee is brewed, lift the filter with
spent grounds out of the brewer and discard.
Step 8: Enjoy the perfect cup
Pour your freshly made coffee into your CHEMEX® mug and indulge in the flavour.
In order to keep your coffee warm you may place the CHEMEX® directly on either a glass stove top or gas flame both at low heat. If you have an electric coil stove top, you must utilize the CHEMEX® stainless steel wire grid (TKG) in between the CHEMEX® and the coils to prevent breakage. Be sure that there is a small amount of liquid in the carafe before placing it on a warm heating element.
Keep it clean
A carefully cleaned and handled CHEMEX® brewer will give you a lifetime of service. Remove the wooden handle and continue to hand wash with warm soap and water, or place the coffeemaker securely in the dishwasher.
A Perfect Pairing
The blending of art and science doesn’t end with the CHEMEX® coffeemaker. Our CHEMEX® 2-Quart Water Kettle achieves the perfect brewing temperature with functional elegance. Made from heavy-walled heat-resistant glass, our flat-bottomed kettle will ensure a delightful boiling and brewing process. The unique silicone stopper keeps the brewed water at peak temperature while venting steam, so the neck stays cool to the touch for safe handling.
Warning: Do not place the CHEMEX® Water Kettle directly on an electric coil stove top. For use with an electric coil stove top we recommend using our CHEMEX® stainless steel wire grid (TKG) between the kettle and the coils to prevent breakage and personal harm.
We all love a great movie, and we all love a trip to the cinema and the Birks Cinema Group is one cinema that’s worth a visit. This an amazing rural cinema showing the latest films. Spacious 100-seat auditorium – comfy seats – state of the art projection & sound. Owned by the community, the Birks is a must-visit venue to see a film, relax over coffee & cake, and a great venue for special events.
One of the company’s secret recipe for success is in its range of great food and drinks that is available and none more so that its great coffee.
Blendly is supplying coffee around Scotland, giving a value and choice and setting new opportunities for coffee outlets to develop their own coffee taste and flavours.
Blendly also allows customers to select from a range of commodities to extend the taste and make the coffee more unique to them making its their own coffee blend.
People’s palate are changing none more so than how we enjoy coffee, with more people purchasing barista style machines for their homes and purchasing more and more international origin coffees and customers expecting more.
With the high street moving away from pre-blended Italian style coffee, the industry is in the curiosity for the “science” of coffee making—improving grinding methods, better monitoring of water quality, and the types of beans that make up blends, allowing customers to better identify with taste and content of what they are drinking.
This type of transparency is allowing independent coffee chains to better establish their local brands in a growing market place which currently supplies approximately 165 million cups of tea and around 70 million cups of coffee that is consumed in the UK each day, according the UK Tea Council, the market for hot beverages can be considered extremely robust.
As commentators see the high street is transforming from a pure shopping destination to a centre for “leisure and services” as the dramatic rise of the Internet changes the retail landscape demand for high-quality, barista-style coffee in the home has risen in recent years and this has led to innovation in manual, bean-to-cup and capsule coffee machines for the home. This is also helping independent coffee and Cinema chains to better develop their brand around individual coffee blends and add better value to the customer experience.
That’s how the great Sir Walter Scott described Perthshire. taking in the
region’s breath-taking variety, from its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it’s impossible to argue with him. Perthshire’s scenery is truly awe-inspiring.
Escape into this beautiful wilderness where awesome peaks like Schiehallion and Ben Lawers can be scaled and some of Scotland’s most iconic species can be observed in their natural environment, from majestic red deer stags to soaring ospreys. Perthshire’s reputation for great Coffee is also one of the great treats within the Shire.
Perthshire’s coffee roaster Blendly has its routes in Perthshire. In this beautiful part of the world, they developed the coffee blend for The Red Brolly Inn and the art of scalable production that allows great tasting coffee to be roasted and distributed.
A great coffee spot for just off the A9 at Ballinliiug is a modern Group of inn, restaurant and bar, that provide great coffee, great accommodation and a great dining experiences.
We created Blendly to give coffee shops and restaurants more choice with their coffee as well as allow baristas to develop new coffee tastes based on a cost of flavour.
We save you money
We are lean and we don’t sell pre-roasted coffee at Blendly. We wait for you to create your blend, then roast it just in time based on a selection of premium green bean that can create any type of coffee taste you can imagine at a very affordable price.
We support your choice
Creating something unique for the people you want to build business with is what’s in the heart of Blendly. We want to give you tools to create value and choices in the way your create coffee for your customers.
At Blendly, you can create your own coffee blend based on what you have profiled from some of the top brands around. This coffee blend will contain a combination of green beans, along with its corresponding cupping notes to better understand your coffee.
You can also compare this notes with the other coffee blends you’ve created or with the other coffee blends created by other people.
Coffee customization is our specialty and you can adjust your blend anytime at your heart’s content.
We love coffee as much as you do
Our coffee blends are roasted in our own production lines with the same consistency and quality that is used to produce the world’s biggest coffee brands.
Why use Blendly? Having a Barista style coffee blend in your office has loads of advantages. Having the ability to customize all the beans, certification, grind and roast has even more. It’s a great way to start a client meeting as well as to show how much you value them. Blendly offers you this ability at a very affordable price. We are very transparent on what goes on your coffee bag.
Here are the top 5 reasons for using Blendly and creating your own blend:
A hot coffee can break the ice. Offering a coffee to a visitor, a new starter or a colleague who’s having a bad day can break the ice at the beginning of a conversation, helping the connection to flow. It can be a great way to start a tricky conversation or make someone feel really welcome in your office.
Grabbing a coffee can provide a well-deserved desk break. It’s healthy to get up and walk around the office several times a day to take a screen break. It will help you to get a good blood circulation going and will help prevent bad posture that is commonly attributed on desk jobs. Getting up to grab a coffee can provide the “excuse” for that well-deserved breather.
A way to say thank you to the team. Employee benefits can help with staff retention. Having a free coffee included in it is a great addition as it will not only save your staff some future weight gains but also on their everyday spending. It’s a great way to show them that they are being appreciated. When the recession hits, companies were seen to get rid of certain staff benefits in the office. Show your staff that your business is strong and you care about them by offering some practical perks.
Coffee can help ideas percolate. It is no coincidence that Google are offering free good meals and beverages for their staff. It’s in order to “inspire innovative thinking”. Your company doesn’t have to be the size of Google before you think about stimulating staff creativity.
It makes the office smell great. Coffee was number for in the top 20 of Britain’s favourite smells in 2016. Filling the office a lovely aroma of coffee will make you a winner with staff and visitors alike.
If you would like to try and have this perks, visit Blendly and start creating your own blend.