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4 11, 2011

Health Benefits of Coffee

2014-07-22T19:08:49+00:000 Comments

A new website has been unveiled by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) www.coffeeandhealth.org which is definitely worth a visit. Although the site is primarily aimed at three sectors; 1. Healthcare practitioners (Doctors, [...]

18 10, 2011

Georgina Campbell

2011-10-18T10:34:51+00:000 Comments

In one of the Sunday papers recently I came across a piece by that great promoter of quality in Irish hospitality Ms. Georgina Campbell. In it she complained that hotels & restaurants throughout the country [...]

26 07, 2011

Bad Coffee Experience

2011-07-26T13:02:15+00:000 Comments

Both GREENBEAN Coffee Roastery and Coffee Shop/Barista Training School having closed for summer vacation from 8th until 25th July Deirdre and I took the rare chance of a few days holiday. We visited a top [...]

5 07, 2011

How to serve the perfect espresso

2011-07-05T16:48:19+00:000 Comments

How to serve the perfect espresso. It’s not difficult but most points listed below are either missed or badly presented. Pay attention to them and you’ll go a long way towards producing that elusive cup [...]

7 06, 2011

Coeliac Disease & Gluten-free foods

2011-06-07T15:11:24+00:000 Comments

We at GREENBEAN BARISTA TRAINING SCHOOL & COFFEE SHOP in Banbridge have been asked on more than one occasion to provide gluten free foods for those unfortunate people who must diligently manage their Coeliac Disease. [...]

27 05, 2011

Other People’s Coffee Blogs

2011-05-27T15:37:01+00:000 Comments

As an exercise in staying awake I’ve developed the sad habit of trawling through coffee related blogs written by knowledgeable people who frankly should know better. I’ve read articles on new, scientifically designed (probably in [...]

13 05, 2011

2011-05-13T09:17:22+00:000 Comments

Attended the Dublin Chamber of Commerce annual GREEN ECONOMY conference yesterday. It was hosted by solicitors Byrne Wallace, Grand Canal Square. The opening address was given by Pat Rabbitte TD. Mr Rabbitte declared the government’s [...]

21 04, 2011

Rampant Coffee Prices

2011-04-21T14:41:23+00:000 Comments

For those of you coffee lovers with your heads in the sand, please take it from me that the cost of raw coffees is going up like the proverbial rocket. This increase has been happening, [...]

31 03, 2011

Best Before Dates

2011-03-31T13:35:57+00:000 Comments

BEST BEFORE DATES are marked on all GREENBEAN beans bags as a service to our customers. In fact, the bags also carry an identification code which identifies the date the coffee was roasted so that [...]

16 03, 2011

Coffee Awards

2011-03-16T16:52:11+00:000 Comments

Have you ever thought about the proliferation of “Awards” that are granted to various foods & beverages, from things like cheese, bread, chocolate, etc, and of course the old reliable, wine? You can get a [...]

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