July 31, 2009
The Rainforest Alliance is an organisation that offers certification of coffee-farms that put the ideals of sustainable
Picture from a RA-certified coffee farm
thinking into practice. If a farm fulfils the required conditions, the coffee products from that farm will be marked as officialy Rainforest Alliance certified. The Lavazza coffee TIERRA, available for the Lavazza BLUE and Lavazza Espresso Point coffee capsule systems, is a coffee blend that originates from several of those farms. They are all involved in the TIERRA project you should all be familiar with already, if not please read this article from the blog.
On the website of the Alliance you can now watch a nice video, taking you right to one of those certified coffee farms. See for yoursefl where Lavazza TIERRA comes from. Bon voyage!
July 28, 2009
While browsing the web I hit upon some very interesting figures, every serious coffee-fan should know 😉
- Coffee statistics show that coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.
- Coffee industry statistics show that only 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.
- Coffee market statistics show that coffee is grown commercially in over 45 countries around the world.
- Coffee trade statistics show that over 5 million people in Brazil are employed by the coffee trade; most of those are involved with the cultivation and harvesting of more than 3 billion coffee plants.
Some rather impressive numbers, am I right? Well, I can assure that as far as Lavazza coffee is concerned, only coffee beans of the premium-part are used.
For further figures and statistics please visit the Top100Espresso-website!
July 10, 2009
Dear coffee friends and Lavazza espresso lovers, I finally found a website featuring all information on Lavazza BLUE coffee capsules neatly arranged and in one place. Where? On wikipedia of course! The article must have been released in the last few weeks, because I was never able to find it before.
Picture from the Lavazza-retailer's show-room, featuring the Guzzini and LB 1000 machines
For the very first time the abbreviation of BLUE becomes explained:
- B for Best
- L for Lavazza
- U for Ultimate
- E for Espresso
I didn’t know that!
Furthermore, the most popular Lavazza BLUE machines are introduced. Now my dear blog-readers, you can decide which one you would like to own or simply admire the beauty of their designs.
Assortment of Lavazza BLUE coffee and tea capsules at the Laazza retailer's
The article not only features interesting information on the product range and the technique behind the capsule system, but also a couple of very nice pictures from the show-room of a Lavazza-retailer.
I picked the most beautiful pictures and show them to you in this blog post.
They feature two LB machine models and most of the available coffee and tea capsules for the Lavazza BLUE system.
Have fun browsing the article and have a nice weekend!!!