History of Coffee Roasting

Kaldi and his dancing goats are said to be the first to discover coffee. This goat herder and his charges enjoyed the berries and energising properties by chewing the green ones whilst raw.

It was not until 1258 A.D., that Sheik Omar discovered the benefits of roasting coffee at Ousab in Arabia. Omar had been driven out of Mocha into the desert where it was expected he would die of starvation. Having nothing else to eat Omar decided to eat berries, once finding them bitter he tried to improve the taste by roasting them. After roasting, he added water and became refreshed and revitalised – the magical properties of coffee helped Omar triumph and he was named a saint. Continue reading History of Coffee Roasting

Coffee Roasters Becomes ECM Specialist Dealer

technika iv profiAs a trained specialist dealer we can act upon service requirements and also handle back to base warranty repairs for you. By offering this level of service we can go above and beyond the average seller to get positive and quick results for you.

ECM Manufacture is a family business that combines Italian espresso culture with German engineering. The company’s founder, Wolfgang Hauck, has been active in the espresso business for more than 25 years and says, “The joy of building great espresso machines drives me every day.” Continue reading Coffee Roasters Becomes ECM Specialist Dealer

Coffee Facts: Part 1

coffee-pitsLegend has it, Kaldi, a 9th-century Ethiopian goatherd discovered coffee after noticing his goats becoming hyperactive after grazing on some bright red berries. Kaldi tried these red berries himself and the exhilarating effects of coffee became clear to him.

Since then many people from all over the world have come under coffee’s delicious spell, and this obsession love for a good brew has been represented in countless memes, movies, TV shows, books, poems and even classical music! Take a look at a selection of interesting facts we’ve gathered about coffee… Continue reading Coffee Facts: Part 1