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Hello coffee lovers! As we’re coming close to the peak of the summer weather, we’ve prepared some high-rated iced coffee recipes for you. While you take notes for your own enjoyment and summer freshness, make sure to observe the three extraordinary news that we’ve selected for you.

The Roundup

“Typhoon’s New Hybrid Roasting Machines Moving Towards US Landfall” by Daily Coffee News.

One of the most interesting item features of this year when it comes to the coffee industry is the swirling brand towards the United States from the Czech Republic. This brand’s name is called Typhoon Roasters and its coffee roasting equipment is all hybrid made. Offering both electric and gas-powered machinery, the Prague-based company is taking a novel approach to the application of its hot air within the roasting process. This roasting machine offers a new Hybrid line that combines drum-based and fluid-bed heat application, as Daily Coffee News describes.

“Special gas distribution grids are installed into Typhoon roasters to make sure that each coffee bean receives the same amount of heat at a given period of time.” Typhoon Roasters Sales Executive Basil Portnov informed Daily Coffee News.

One of the things that the standard Typhoon includes are the various automation options and long, illuminated horizontal viewing windows. Daily Coffee News states that last year, Typhoon introduced a 5-kilo model, and the company is currently launching its Hybrid series of machines, ranging from 9 to 30 kilograms of capacity and heated either by electricity or gas burners.

A deeper explanation about the hybrid machines is that in them, a fixed-position metal drum built into the roasting chamber provides additional drum-style heat transfer to the coffee beans and by adjusting the rate of airflow, users can control the amount of this coffee machine’s contact between the coffee beans and its metal. These hybrid coffee machines also get shipped with a different metal drum blades of varying thickness, meaning it adjusts the levels of heat by convection and conduction.

These Typhoon machines is equipped with a very unique system including a touchscreen console and Typhoon’s built-in profiling software and these machines can be easily linked with other machines’ softwares like Cropster or Artisan.

Portnov proceeded to inform Daily Coffee News by saying that “The Typhoon co-founders and chief engineers Alexander Krutin and Nikolai Krutin developed their first prototype roaster in 1997. The company, which is now based in Prague, holds patents in the U.S. and Europe, and is currently working to meet UL standards for sales of Hybrid machines in the United States. Prices for Typhoon roasting equipment range from €13,000 ($15,877.55 USD as of this writing) for an electric Typhoon 2.5-kilo roaster, up to €60,000 electric or €63,000 gas-heated 30-kilo Hybrid machine ($73,281.00 – $76945.05 USD, respectively). Portnov said the company plans to have Typhoon roasters available for sale directly in the U.S. market by the end of this year.”

“Growing Profitable Coffee Nurseries” by World Coffee Research.

One of the biggest struggles of coffee farmers worldwide is to grow healthy and high quality coffee plants. The main reason for this is the lack of access to the source. This awareness was growing exponentially until a set of three newly completed guides provided a seed and nursery producers with knowledge to support their professionalization. The guides include newly revised technical manuals and a brand-new guide to profitable business management, which together support nurseries to succeed financially as well as to produce high quality plants.

These guides can be accessed freely online at worldcoffeeresearch.org/guias and are available in both English and Spanish. The purpose of these guides is to ensure the addressing of the hidden crisis in the coffee sector A worldwide lack of skilled systems for delivering high quality, healthy planting material to coffee farmers. Most seed lots and nurseries struggle to produce healthy plants and run profitable enterprises. Additionally, recent analyses from World Coffee Research showed that less than 25% of coffee seeds produced by seed sellers were genetically pure.

“With each poor-quality seedling planted in their fields, farmers lock in lower production potential for decades to come,” said World Coffee Research CEO Vern Long, “and this powerfully reinforces the ‘poverty trap’ faced by smallholder farmers in particular. Improving nursery production practices has the potential to dramatically improve the productivity and profitability of coffee farms globally and to ensure that the genetic gains coming from new/improved varieties are able to reach farmers.”  he finished.

“Supporting seed producers and nursery operators to more profitably produce high quality planting material is vital for coffee market systems in the countries MOCCA operates in. We have set an ambitious target of strengthening over 600 small, medium, and large coffee nursery operators, so that the farmers they supply can access healthier and more productive plants. This guide is a useful tool seed suppliers and nursery operators can utilize to improve their operations, and better serve their customers in coffee-growing communities,” said Ryan Bathrick, MOCCA’s Chief of Party.

The three revised and new guides of training focus on supporting seed and plant producers to make improvements toward three essential goals based on World Coffee Research are:

  • Improving plant health — strong seedlings reach their maximum potential yield with a minimum mortality rate
  • Improving genetic purity — farmers may be confident they are planting the correct variety, with no risk of cross-pollination or compromised performance
  • Improving financial performance – successful entrepreneurial seed businesses are able support wider farmer access to good plants

 

“Build The Cat Cafe Of Your Dreams With Calico” by Sprudge.

Probably we all remember when cat coffees were a thing, and visiting virtual cafés, like the Animal Crossing cafés, it seems like it has never been easier. But if you’ve been following the previous simulation games and ever thought the cat café theme has been missing from the previous ones, INDIE developer Peachy Keen Games sought to change that with their a suitable title named Calico.

The writer of this article, Brianna, passionately describes how awesome her favourite sim game is; “sprinkle in some magic, cute animals to befriend, and a cat cafe to customize at your discretion, and you have the trifecta of sims. For only $11.99, this game makes for a great addition to any cat cafe lover’s library or games, but really it’s perfect for anyone looking for a dose of escapism.”.

She continues, “Calico is a stress-free community sim that’s both adorable and relaxing. You play as your very own magical person who is preparing for their move to take over your retired aunt’s old cat cafe in Heart Village, a quiet town nestled in a forest of pink cherry blossom trees. Before playing, you’ll have a chance to customize your character to your liking. Calico invites you to express yourself through limitless features and clothing choices—not forcing anyone, including NPCs, into a binary.

Most of the game is spent running around the island to solve each quest and finding fun distractions along the way. Of course, if you want that cash, it’s in your favor to pay attention to each customer’s preferences and regularly ask them for new tasks. Blossom wants daisy-shaped tables for her engagement shoot with Sunny, Lumi wants to see an arctic fox while sipping coffee, and Poppy loves your aunt’s croissants so much he wants you to try your best to recreate them. The more you play, the more you’ll discover about each character.”

Calico is available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. This game is designed to fill you up with energy and joy. Go ahead and explore it deeper. What are you waiting for?

You can read the full article within this link.

Coffee recipe of the month

Oat Milk Iced Coffee by ColdHotDrinks

Although invented in the 1980s, oat milk has only recently became a popular choice as a milk alternative at cafes in the past five years. Personally, I find soy milk and almond milk to be too bland, and coconut milk as too sweet- but oat milk has the right amount of creaminess with a hint of sweetness, which mixes perfectly with coffee. Whether you’re a vegan, lactose intolerant, or just trying to be healthier, oat milk is a wonderful milk replacement that holds many health benefits, and has minimal environmental impacts.

How is oat milk a healthier dairy alternative? Oat milk is often fortified with vitamins A and D, iron, calcium, potassium, fiber, B2, and B12, which could help with bone health, lowering your cholesterol, and various other health benefits. This recipe is probably the easiest to make, and the healthiest out of all three since it doesn’t require any creams, syrups, and very little sweetener. So if you are looking for a laid back, health-conscious iced coffee drink, then this is the recipe for you.

Also, if you are looking to get crafty, you can make your own oat milk!

Type of Coffee

For this recipe, you will want to use a strong, dark coffee. We recommend the NOIR Assemblage by hässig&hässig, which consists of 65% Arabica and 35% Robusta. It is a dark roast with a strong body, making it the perfect pair for milk substitutes. This is a fairly simple and straightforward recipe, so you will want to make sure that each of the ingredients noticeably plays it part. In this case, the NOIR Assemblage will not disappoint with its chocolaty and spicy taste, giving your oat milk iced coffee the kick it needs. You can order the NOIR Assemblage by hässig&hässig from our website.

You will need (for 1 serving):
  • 250ml freshly brewed coffee
  • 125ml of cold oat milk
  • cane sugar
  • ice cubes

 

Instructions:
  1. Brew coffee as you normally would.
  2. Mix the oat milk and the cane sugar in a separate container.
  3. Fill a glass with ice, then pour the oat milk in. Pour the freshly brewed coffee in afterwards.
  4. Stir to combine and serve immediately.

 

Enjoy!

Until next time!

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