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Piano Coffee Blog — Dining

Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking

Respected food journalist Matthew Fort hosts a star-studded lunch in Mayfair and dishes up some indispensable advice to help restaurateurs please critics and customers alike.

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Messenger of Pod (/Capsule)

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Messenger of Pod (/Capsule)

Capsules or Pods? The industry-standard usage is that a coffee portion contained within paper packaging is a pod, whilst anything in other material, such as aluminium or plastic, is a capsule. Eric Favre developed the first coffee capsule system in 1976, and we saw a gradual development of the concept, mainly for use in offices....

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Massimo Bottura presents Lavazza Dessert at The Top 50

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Massimo Bottura presents Lavazza Dessert at The Top 50

Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy holds three Michelin stars and is third in the latest Top 50 restaurant rankings. Chef Patron Massimo Bottura honoured Lavazza at the recent award ceremony with this creation: It’s Just A Dessert Served in a Lavazza glass cup, the Italian espresso ritual is upended: crunchy and creamy, warm and cold, It’s just...

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Green Light for Daniel

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Green Light for Daniel

Congratulations to the Chef Team at The Auberge at Jerbourg for securing the two main Chef Awards at Guernsey’s recently held Chef Awards. Calum Humphries led the way with the Junior Chef award, followed by Head Chef Daniel Green securing joint first place in the senior category. Daniel came to the attention of a national...

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Trickle Down Economics: Filter Coffee Makes A Comeback

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Trickle Down Economics: Filter Coffee Makes A Comeback

There’s been increased interest in filter coffee in the coffee industry in recent months. For example, we are seeing growing use of the Chemex system among artisan coffee producers, who are recognising the benefits of this brewing method in showcasing the subtleties of single origin coffees. Meanwhile, the National Pub Operator J D Wetherspoon has...

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