Hello coffee lovers! We have some very interesting topics for the roundup of this month’s newsletter. We hope this reading finds you well and healthy. This month we bring you some underrated, stylish, classical, and vintage coffee facts. Not only from that perspective, but from a horoscope one as well.
Our latest website updates are the juiciest part of the whole thing that makes this month special in comparison to others. To sweetly ground our month of February newsletter, we will wrap-up with a tasty homemade coffee recipe.
“How to make coffee the way Beethoven liked it” by Black Rifle Coffee.
The classical composer, Ludwig van Beethoven was a person who took his morning coffee very seriously. He lived in Vienna of Austria but never seemed to order a coffee in a coffee shop. Beethoven was very subjective when it came to the making of coffee. He always made his own and unlike many composers of his day, he was habitual and had the culinary skills for the task. Beethoven’s biographer noted that except for making his coffee, he was a terrible cook overall. He picked up his coffee skills in a yacht while travelling to an orchestric court to play for the imperial prince-elector in Schwetzingen. He was the youngest on that yacht, and without a noble title, he was given kitchen duties.
His recipe is practically not known, but its measurements are specific. It starts with grinding precisely 60 coffee beans – no more, no less. He counted his beans even when he had visitors watching him. In his eyes, this was important to creating the coffee he desired. That exact number of beans produces about 8 grams of ground coffee and that was enough to make a shot of espresso, which hadn’t been invented yet. Beethoven grew up with an alcoholic abusive dad. Children of alcoholics are prone to developing OCD, like the one Beethoven had about his morning cup of joe.
“Your 2021 Pisces Horoscope” by Death Wish Coffee Co.
The coffee cup symbolises a dreamy reality for the Pisces. Like reading a book and floating with the story, the Pisces floats in the coffee cup with the dreamy thoughts in their mind. Pisces likes their coffee strong enough to hear colours and smell sounds. And when the coffee just isn’t strong enough to alter their consciousness, Pisces surrenders under the conference room table to have a coffee nap, dreaming with the mermaids and pirate ships in an ocean of cold brew.
Just as their imagination has no limits, nor does the Pisces have a sense of space or time. Most of them love their latte and are open to trying every new coffee trend that’s the most recent. They are easy-going and very intuitive and they can see through your words and energy in a very nonchalant way. Pisces inspires everyone they meet to dream bigger.
“Nike made new coffee sneakers and I want them” by Sprudge.
Nike announced the new Coffee Pack, bringing a caffeinated colour scheme to three of their classic sneakers: the Daybreak, the Air Max 97, and the Air Force 1 Low. The latest edition, the Blazer Mid ’77, gets back to basics with a primarily mocha brown design. You can read the article here.
Shop Page Update
The new shop page is finally here! The old version was very simple and was always meant to be upgraded down the line. The main points of improvement were the formatting, readability, and the lack of information displayed.
We improved on these points by implementing a card design for the products. On these cards, we now display useful information so the customer can see important information at a glance such as the taste profile, coffee composition, trade practices, and recommended brewing type. We also added a hover functionality. Now the user can see the price per 100 grams of that coffee. This helps with comparing prices. The shop now also fits with the overall visual theme of the website. Check it out here. We hope you enjoy browsing!
Coffee Recipe of the Month
Homemade Matcha Latte
Matcha latte is a delicious Japanese drink made with two ingredients like matcha tea and lightly sweetened milk. Matcha is a refined ground powder of specially grown and harvested leaves of the “Camellia sinensis” plant. It is a very rich and healthy beverage. Here’s how you do it:
- 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 3/4 cup hot milk
- Honey, creamer or sweetener to taste
- Small whisk
- Coffee cup
- Milk steamer
- Stovetop pan/Microwave-safe jar
- Heat the water in your kettle on the stovetop pan or in your microwave for about 2 minutes. It needs to be hot, but not boiling.
- Mix the matcha powder with the hot water.
- Using your milk steamer, heat the milk until it’s hot but not boiling.
- Pour the hot milk into the mixture and stir.
If you desire, you can sweeten the taste by adding a spoon of honey, sugar, or your favourite creamer to the cup.
Stir and enjoy!
Until next time!
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