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!!!
June 30, 2009
When you drink your Espresso or long Espresso or coffee specialty like Latte or Cappuccino you want two things: to enjoy a great coffee-flavour and to get energized! The great flavour is delivered via the many different tasty blends of high quality ground coffee beans contained in the Lavazza BLUE and Lavazza Espresso Point coffee capsules. The energizing effect comes from the caffeine.
To double your pleasure and the energizer-effect Lavazza released something revolutionary: the bidose capsule!
That coffee capsule is based on the Lavazza BLUE Intenso capsule, it contains the same kind of ground coffee from 60% Arabica and 40% Robusta coffee beans but also contains 40% MORE ground coffee!!! Considering that the usual Intenso capsule contains 8g of ground coffee, the total amount has risen to 11.2g!
With that amount of ground coffee, Lavazza BLUE Intenso bidose is the perfect basis for an Espresso that delivers the good-morning-kick for breakfast or various long-coffee specialties like Latte and Cappuccino.
It is also possible to brew 2 normal cups of Espresso with that capsule, but let’s be honest: everybody will succumb to the temptation of having a double-Espresso if they can, or am I wrong? 😉
June 24, 2009
Hey dear coffee-lovers!
Now, as the days get warmer and warmer and the sun is burning down bright from the sky you maybe wonder: should I drink my daily 2 or 3 cups of Espresso or just stick with cold drinks?
Well, actually there are 3 possible solutions to deal with that problem:
1. Don’t break your habits: So what if it gets warmer? Just enjoy your Lavazza Espresso!
2. Make it cold: If you don’t like to consume hot drinks while it is also hot outside just drink Ice coffee!
3. Wait for the cold days: Sadly they will arrive sooner than you can imagine…
If you still have doubts about drinking Lavazza Espresso although it is starting to become summer, see how people on Hawaiian islands deal with the heat and the urge of drinking coffee:
See? Nothing to be afraid of! Enjoy your Lavazza Espresso in the sun 🙂
June 22, 2009
of Lavazza Espresso Point capsules. That can be a tricky thing, since two capsules for the preparation of excellent Lavazza Espresso are always packed together in a small sachet. This video shows how you can open the packaging, take out a capsule and rewrap the remaining capsule to conserve its fragrance:
It is the perfect solution for all of you who wondered if they have to drink two Espresso when they only wanted one 🙂