Cop26 is coming to Glasgow

It's a exciting time for Glasgow and great that the city is hosting  Cop26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be running from 31st October - 12th November.  The city is expecting to host over 30,000 delegates as well as over 100 World leaders so we're expecting to be making a few more coffees over the two weeks. If you visit Get Ready Glasgow there is a load of information for you including details about the conference, Glasgow's focus and here's a link to Cop 26 Explained Travelling around Glasgow We understand there will be a fair bit of...

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Complete Guide to our Solinatra Compostable Coffee Capsules

We are excited to launch our new compostable coffee capsules, letting you enjoy your favourite Gordon St blend at home with no compromise on flavour, convenience or the environment. Our Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules are fully truly biodegradable and compostable. They may look and feel like plastic, but they are made of Solinatra® - a truly sustainable alternative to plastic, made only with natural, plant- based ingredients. It’s long been known that coffee grounds are great for compost and for use around the garden, and now your coffee capsules are too! Coffee grounds are a nitrogen rich material that helps...

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Coffee Degassing – Fresh vs Too Fresh

Everyone wants their coffee fresh, but you might be missing out on some real flavour if it is too fresh. It is like a cake just out of the oven – if you let it cool off, you will actually taste it more. For coffee, cooling off is known as ‘de-gassing’ or ‘resting’. Degassing is the release of gases from the inside of roasted coffee beans. The roasting process breaks down carbohydrates in the green beans, producing vapour and carbon dioxide as part of the chemical reaction that occurs. This vapour and gas are naturally released from the beans in...

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3 Ways To Recycle Coffee Grounds

We know how much coffee you lot drink! So here's a few tips to repurpose all those used coffee grinds.  Remove Bad Odours If you love cooking but hate the persistent smell of garlic and onion on your fingers, then you are in luck! Grab a teaspoon of used coffee grounds, rub into damp hands then rinse. Just like baking soda, coffee grounds soak up odours in the air. Once you have had your morning brew, simply spread on a baking tray and put in a 200 degree C oven until completely dry. Store in an open jar and...

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Choosing Your Grind

The biggest factor in the extraction process (the pulling of flavours from coffee using water) is GRIND SIZE. When the grind is too coarse, water passes through the coffee too quickly and leaves a weak/sour brew - this is known as under extraction. But if the grind is too fine the water struggles to pass through, leading to over extraction and a burnt/bitter coffee.  There are 5 main grind settings we use at Gordon Street Coffee Turkish - Espresso - Moka pot - Filter - Cafetiere   Turkish (1) - an extra fine grind, almost sand-like in appearance and texture Espresso (3)...

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We are bringing something seriously exciting to Gordon St Coffee!

We are launching our ‘Premium Collection’, which will include a selection of premium grade speciality coffee beans for those of you with posh palates looking for something extra special.   The term ‘speciality coffee’ first appeared in the Tea and Coffee Trade Journal in the 1970s, when production of quick and easy instant coffee was at the forefront of the industry. We now define speciality coffee as green coffee that, on a 100-point scale, scores over 80 points.   With temperatures and high altitudes suited to its growth, countries such as Kenya, Colombia, and Ethiopia are some of the best-known speciality...

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