Tank Coffee https://www.tankcoffee.com Online Coffee Beans Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:04:50 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.tankcoffee.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/cropped-04logo-32x32.jpg Tank Coffee https://www.tankcoffee.com 32 32 Coffee subscriptions and why to choose one https://www.tankcoffee.com/choosing-coffee-subscriptions/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/choosing-coffee-subscriptions/#respond Mon, 24 Dec 2018 12:20:26 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=4610 Why To Choose Coffee Subscriptions Moving away from buying coffee from your local supermarket can bring lots of new and exciting coffee to your life. Instead of buying coffee that would of been roasted weeks or even months ago, you can now order coffee made to order that can be delivered right to your door. …

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Why To Choose Coffee Subscriptions

Moving away from buying coffee from your local supermarket can bring lots of new and exciting coffee to your life. Instead of buying coffee that would of been roasted weeks or even months ago, you can now order coffee made to order that can be delivered right to your door. Our coffee subscriptions at Tank is here to make sure you never run out of your favourite coffee again; your coffee subscription can be delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

With coffee subscriptions, you will get the freshest coffee possible (unless you roast your own coffee). It also means not having to worry about buying coffee, it is delivered right to your door and through your letter box.

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Setting up your coffee subscription

Setting up your coffee subscriptions couldn’t be easier. It will take you just 30 seconds to choose your coffee, roughly 7 clicks. Just choose your bean type, your coffee flavour, the number of deliveries you would like and how often and your ready to go. We deliver our coffee in 400g boxes too, instead of receiving the 227g like the supermarkets, you get more coffee for your money! Once we receive your order, your payments will leave automatically when your coffee is on its way, we will even tell you when your coffee should arrive (you don’t need to wait in, our coffee fits right through your letterbox!).

If you would like to try a range of coffees before setting up a subscription, you can get our taster pack here.

Managing your account

Managing your coffee subscriptions is a piece of cake too. If you are going away on holiday or away on business for a week, you can simply pause your subscription. Once your home, just simply start it again! If you do choose to start a coffee subscription with us, do not fear, you won’t be in a fixed contract. You can pause, change or cancel your subscription at any point.

At Tank, we have a variety of different coffees for you to try, but we know that not everyone will make coffee in the same way. Coffee subscriptions with us means you can choose how your coffee is ground. We have a range of different grinds from whole bean to being ground for stove top or espresso machine.

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How Often Should I Order My Coffee?

We always recommend not bulk ordering or ordering too much at once. After roasting, coffee will start to lose its freshness and aroma after a while, so although ordering a lot of coffee in bulk so you have some in might seem like a good idea, you may find yourself with less fresh coffee. This is why we created TankCoffee, coffee straight from the roaster to your front door, roasted to order. Remember we sell 400g bags instead of the 227g, meaning you get more coffee than your regular packs.

For all our products we offer free delivery too! Meaning you don’t need to worry about spending all your money on delivery each time you order coffee. So as soon as you order, we roast your fresh coffee, package it and send it out to you, making sure you receive the freshest coffee possible. Because that’s what Tank Coffees subscription is for!

I Have Just Received My Coffee, How Do I Keep It Fresh?

If you are one of your new subscribers and you’ve just received your first bag of coffee, you might be wondering how to keep your coffee at its freshest. Well, to lock in the flavour and aromas of the coffee there are a few things you can do.

If you have a few weeks before your next delivery you will want to make sure the last cup is just as good as the first. One way to keep your coffee tasting amazing is to keep your coffee out of direct sunlight. Keep it somewhere cool, preferably at room temperature and never put your coffee in the fridge. While it’s important to keep your grounds or beans somewhere cool, the fridge or freezer will create too much moisture in the package. Moisture is one of coffee’s “biggest enemies.

We do have a few hints and tips on how make your coffee the best it can be just here.

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Are you ready? Lets do this!

Are you ready for your freshly roasted coffee to be delivered to your door?

If you are, lets start your coffee subscription! We do have a range of coffees available all with different notes, you can browse them all here. If you just want to see which coffee you like best, we recommend our taster pack.

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Tips For Making The Best Coffee https://www.tankcoffee.com/tips-making-the-best-coffee/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/tips-making-the-best-coffee/#respond Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:45:59 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=4576 Making The Best Coffee! There are so many ways to make the best coffee. They said this way, they said that way, but in this blog, we are going to go through making the best coffee. Tip 1: Always Buy Fresh Beans Coffee is definitely best when being used within days after roasting, which is …

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Making The Best Coffee!

There are so many ways to make the best coffee. They said this way, they said that way, but in this blog, we are going to go through making the best coffee.

Tip 1: Always Buy Fresh Beans

Coffee is definitely best when being used within days after roasting, which is why buying from a local roaster (or roasting your own) is the surest way to make sure you get the freshest beans. Bulk buying coffee can still work but beware the sun and oxygen, these are the worst for ruining the flavour of your coffee. The best coffee you can buy from supermarkets are coffees packaged in sturdy, vacuum packaged bags. Or you can order them to your door on a frequent basis, just like we do.

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Tip 2: Keep Your Beans fresh

Coffee should always be stored in an airtight container, the best choices are canning jars, either glass or ceramic with rubber gasket seals. This makes sure oxygen can’t reach your coffee and start to ruin or ‘age’ it and take away the flavour. Although we have seen a lot of people do this, we always advise against it, please don’t refrigerate your coffee. Refrigerating your coffee means your beans will soak up moisture and other food odours, taking away their flavour. We like to recommend buying a 5-7 day supply of your favourite coffee bean flavour at a time and keep them at room temperature.

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Tip 3: Choose Good Coffee (Obviously We Have The Best)

Many coffee drinks can rival wine drinkers for snobbism. However, an amazing work of coffee flavours awaits anyone willing to move away from mass-marketed commercial brands. Specialty and local roasted coffees that clearly state the country, region or estate of origin can provide a lifetime of different tasting experiences. The two main beans on the market are Arabica and Robusta beans. Arabica are more widely produced, this is for their wider range of flavours and the fact they are considered ‘better quality’ beans. The other alternative are Robusta beans, they are more noted for their higher caffeine content but harsher flavours. You can always find out a lot more about your coffee when you know where it was from and what elevation the coffee was grown at.

Related : How does elevation affect the taste of the coffee

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Tip 4: Grind Your Own Coffee

Fresh, good coffee starts to lose its quality and flavour immediately after grinding. This means the best way to drink your coffee is freshly ground (you can order beans or ground coffee from us). Coffee connoisseurs prefer to grind in expensive burr mills but you can do this with affordable ‘Whirly Blade’ grinders e.g Bodum, De’Longhi. You can even grind your coffee with a pestle and mortor, but it may take a while. One thing to remember is scoop for scoop, a finer grind will produce a finer flavour.

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Tip 5: Use Good Water

This may sound like a silly thing to suggest but using tap water with chlorine or off flavours will ruin your otherwise perfect coffee. A lot of coffee users will use bottled spring water or use carbon filters on their taps. If you use a water filter in your fridge, that will produce perfect water for your coffee. One thing to account for is softened or distilled water, these make bad coffee, the minerals in good water are essential to creating an amazing coffee.

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Tip 6: Avoid Using Cheap Filters

Sometimes this can go without saying, bargain priced paper coffee filters are often bleach dyed and therefore can affect the flavour of the coffee. According to experts, you should be looking for Oxygen-Bleached or Dioxin-Free paper filters (Filtropa, Melitta). You could also suggest in a long lived gold plated filter. Many believe these deliver the best flavour, or you could use your Cafe Cafetiera which can be used again and again, just press slowly and don’t forget your coffee to brew.

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Tip 6: Don’t Skimp On The Coffee!

Easily what so many new coffee drinkers do. Using less coffee only loses flavour, use more and have an amazing cup of coffee every time! The standard measure for brewing coffee of proper strength is 2 level tablespoons per 6-ounce cup or about 2 3/4 tablespoons per 8-ounce up. Tricks like using less coffee and hotter water to extract more cups per round tend to make bitter brews.

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Tip 8: Beware The Heat

This can be common argument. We have this argument all the time, how long do you leave the water to cool before putting it on your coffee? Do you even have to leave it? Will hot water burn my coffee? Well we are going to settle this.

Water that is too hot will extract components from the coffee that are bitter rather than pleasant. The proper ‘scientific’ brewing temperature is 200°F, or once you’ve boiled it, leave it for around 45 seconds to cool. Once brewed, your coffee wont hold its flavour for long, reheating, boiling or prolonged holding on a warming platform will turn even the best coffee bitter and foul tasting.

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Tip 9: Keep Your Equipment Clean

You need to clean your storage containers and grinders every few weeks. If you don’t your going to end up with an oily buildup which is going to stop your coffee from being the best it’s going to be. At least once a month, run a specialty coffee cleaner, or even use a strong vinegar solution through your coffeemaker to dissolve away any mineral deposit, then just rinse through before reuse.

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Thats it, your ready to go!

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One of the biggest way a coffees flavour can be impacted is where it is grown, which is why you will see on the side of your coffee, and Tank Coffee’s packaging, the country and region where it was grown. Another aspect of the geography of where the coffee is grown which affects the quality and taste (which roasters sometimes and us, TankCoffee always include on your packaging) is elevation, and during this blog, is a look at how that affects the taste of the coffee.

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Higher Elevations Produce Harder Beans

When coffee is grown at higher elevations, the beans produced are hard and more dense than beans grown at lower elevations. Hard beans, as they are often referred to, are of a higher quality than soft beans, this is due to having a higher concentration of sugars, which produce more desired and sought after flavours. So what contributes to the increased concentration of sugars?

  • The harsh growing conditions slow down the bean’s maturation process and provide the time for the complex sugars to develop.
  • fast drainage down the mountain reduces the amount of water the coffee plants can soak up, and in turn, contributes to for big their cherries can become.
  • Fewer plants survive at higher altitudes and elevations, thus reducing the likelihood that disease will spread to the coffee plants.

So What Height Is Considered High Elevation/Altitude?

Well to put it bluntly, 4,000 feet and higher is when we can start saying our coffee is grown at a high elevation.

Higher is a relative term. In Costa Rice, some farms might grow their coffee at 4,500 feet above sea level, while a farm in Ethiopia might grow their coffee at 6,000 feet. To grow the coffee that we all know and love, 4,000 feet tends to be considered high enough to produce the growing conditions that create the dense, hard, desirable beans we know.

In some regions and countries, they have a technical term that will identify high elevation lots. Central America coffee grown above 3,000 feet can be called ‘Hard Bean’ while coffee grown at 4,500 feet or more is called ‘Strictly Hard Bean’. This lets both the customer, retailer and the roaster know what altitude the coffee was grown at and what they can expect from the beans. Other places such as Mexico uses the term ‘Altura’ for their high grown coffee while Papua New Guinea on the other side of the world uses the term ‘Mile High’ for their high altitude coffee.

Terms used to describe high-grown coffee or coffee grown at high elevation vary from region to region. The easiest way to see if your coffee is grown at high elevation is to just ask the roaster, to which you can do right here at Tank, or if you want to know more about how Tank Coffee is grown, you can meet the farmers.

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Can Coffee Be Grown At Lower Elevations?

Of course it can! it can even have similar qualities to coffee grown at high altitudes.

Coffee grown at lower elevations can still develop slowly and develop a higher concentration of sugars, but it needs to face the type of adverse growing conditions that the coffee grown at the higher elevations face. Two of the most notable exceptions are the Hawaiian Kona Coffee which is grown below 2,000 feed and Shade-Grown Coffee. What helps is that Hawaii is so far north of the equator that its coffee is still full of flavour, and although the elevation it is grown at is quite low, the shade slows down the maturation process by blocking the sun and helps that higher concentration of sugars develop.

Different Heights Produce Different Flavours

So by now you pretty much know that different altitudes make different coffee, however not only does it effect the flavour of the coffee, there a lot of different flavour associations with each different altitude, as below…

  • Below 2,500 feet (762 meters) – soft, mild, simple and bland
  • Around 3,000 feet (914 meters) – sweet and smooth
  • Around 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) – citrus, vanilla, chocolate or nutty notes
  • Above 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) – spicy, floral or fruity

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So What Elevation Makes The Coffee Taste The Best

To see the find out which is the best, you will have to make up your own mind, it’d down to personal taste. Each elevation has a different taste, plus being from a different farm, you’ll see different notes and flavours on the packs, you’ll notice a general difference in the quality of bean too as the elevation gets higher, but that doesn’t mean lower elevations don’t make good coffee.

If you want to try a wide array of different coffees, why don’t you give our starter pack a go? You can try four different African coffees and then tell us which one is best!

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Christmas Traditions no. 10 Christingles https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-10-christingles/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-10-christingles/#respond Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:28:48 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=2931 The idea of Christingles came from Germany in 174o’s.  At a service a lighted candle with a red ribbon around it was given to the children to represent Jesus being the light of the world.  The custom went around the world with the church.  The Christingle Service is usually held on the Sunday before Christmas …

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christingle-serviceThe idea of Christingles came from Germany in 174o’s.  At a service a lighted candle with a red ribbon around it was given to the children to represent Jesus being the light of the world.  The custom went around the world with the church.  The Christingle Service is usually held on the Sunday before Christmas or on Christmas Eve.
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The symbolism of a Christingle is:

  • The orange is round like the world.
  • The candle gives light in the dark like the love of God.
  • The red ribbon goes all around the ‘world’ and is a symbol of the blood Jesus shed when he died for us.
  • The four sticks point in all directions and symbolise North, South, East and West – they also represent the four seasons.
  • The fruit and nuts (or sometimes sweets) represent the fruits of the earth, nurtured by the sunshine and the rain.

The word Christingle could have come from several sources. It might be an ‘English’ version of ‘Christkindl’ (meaning little Christ child), the present bringer is some parts of Germany.  It could be a the putting together of the words Christmas and ingle. Ingle is an old Scots word for fire and so that would make it mean the ‘Christ Light’.

Christingchristingle-childrens-societyles had become popular in the England by in the late 1906’s by The Children’s Society charity, linked with the Church of England. The custom has spread through to all kinds of churches and is one of the most common and popular Christmas services in the UK, especially among children. Christingles services still normally raise money for children’s charities

 

Our green beans from Africa favour the brighter citrus flavour notes compared to other coffees.  Our choice from the Cameroon is a mild citrus eddy over the tongue, whilst our Limited Edition Ethiopian Yirgachefe has a brighter lemongrass wash.  The tsumani of our award-winning Kickstart Espresso is a complex hit of citrus extravaganza https://www.tankcoffee.com/shop/home/kickstart-gourmet-espresso-400g/

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Christmas Tradition no. 9 Mexico https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-tradition-no-9-mexico/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-tradition-no-9-mexico/#respond Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:44:26 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=2898 Mexicans like to start early and finish late – they celebrate from 12th December to the 6th January, though the final celebration is Candelaria or Candlemas on 2nd February! They like to follow the main elements of the traditional Christmas story highlighting the search for a place to stay, the arrival of the shepherds, the …

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mexican-christmas-pinata Mexicans like to start early and finish late – they celebrate from 12th December to the 6th January, though the final celebration is Candelaria or Candlemas on 2nd February! They like to follow the main elements of the traditional Christmas story highlighting the search for a place to stay, the arrival of the shepherds, the slaughter of the innocents, and the arrival of the kings or magi.

The first part until Christmas Eve is spent performing Posada processions which retell the story of Joseph and Mary looking for a lodging or an inn to stay.  There are nine Posadas in total, each involving a procession of children holding candles and figures of Mary, Joseph and a donkey on a board around their town or neighbourhood.  The houses and buildings are decorated with evergreens and paper lanterns.  Children process to the houses of their friends and neighbours singing songs about Mary and Joseph being asked to be let in, but are refused, until at last someone welcomes them in and they have a party with food, games of piñata and fireworks.  A piñata is a decorated clay or papier-mâché jar filled with sweets and hung from the ceiling or tree branch. The piñata is often decorated something like a ball wimexico-christmas-posadasth seven peaks around it. The peaks or spikes represent the ‘seven deadly sins’. Piñata’s can also be in the form of an animal or bird (such as a donkey). To play the game, children are blind-folded and take it in turns to hit the piñata with a stick until it splits open and the sweets pour out. Then the children rush to pick up as many sweets as they can!

When the Posada house is found on Christmas Eve, a figure of baby Jesus is added to the board, and everyone goes to celebrate Midnight Mass after which more fireworks signify the start of Christmas.

Nativity scenes known as the ‘nacimiento’, are very pmexico-christmas-figuresopular in Mexico. They are often very large, with the figures being life size.  The figures are often made of clay and are traditionally passed down through families. As well as the normal figures of the Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the Shepherds and Three Kings, there are often lots of other figures of different people, including women making tortillas, people selling food and different animals and birds, like flamingos! The figures can be bought from markets in cities all over Mexico. The baby Jesus is normally added to the scene during the evening of Christmas Eve. The Three Kings are added at Epiphany.

Presents can be exchanged on Christmas Eve – brought by Santa Claus, baby Jesus – on Christmas Day, or January 6th – brought by the Magi.

Poinsettia flowemexico-christmas-pointsetiars are also an important tradition at Christmas, and are known as ‘nochebuena’ (Christmas Eve) flowers in Mexico.  We are featuring our dsc_0454beautiful white coffee flowers on the giftcards as part of Christmas gift this year, order today for delivery to your loved ones just before Christmas Eve.  https://www.tankcoffee.com/shop/home/unique-christmas-gift/

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Christmas Traditions No. 8 Kenya https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-8-kenya/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-8-kenya/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:40:43 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=2862 Kenyans travel and gather together at Christmas time.  They’ll travel back to the villages where they grew up, from the cities where they live and work.  It is often the only time in the year large families can gather together.  People try to be home by Christmas Eve so they can help with preparations. Midnight …

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kenyan-christmas-decorationsKenyans travel and gather together at Christmas time.  They’ll travel back to the villages where they grew up, from the cities where they live and work.  It is often the only time in the year large families can gather together.  People try to be home by Christmas Eve so they can help with preparations.

Midnight Mass is the service attended by many, consisting of carols, songs, poems and dancing.  Afterwards is when the party really starts and carries on through Christmas morning.  If gifts are exchanged, they are small tokens, sometimes food, or gifts from missionaries.

Festive decorations are balloons, colourful ribbons, paper decorations, flowers and green leaves.  Evergreen firs aren’t available to decorate as Christmas trees, but cyprus trees are sometimes a chosen substitute.  Large stores can sometimes have fake snow inside as well as Santa Claus – who will probably arrivekenyan-christmas-tree by land rover of camel rather than a reindeer.

In Swahil (a language spoken in Kenya) Merry Christmas is ‘Heri ya Krismasi’ and the response is ‘Wewe pia’ (you also)

Nyama Choma is the Kenyan phrase for the main Christmas meal.  Barbecued goat, sheep, beef or chicken is accompanied by rice a flat breads.  Each region will also have their own speciality dishes through western-style foods like christmas cake aren’t very common.

Kenyans like to drink their owkenyan-christmas-dinnern coffee naturally, but also their own homebrew beers at the festive gathering of clans.  Our Kenyan choice single-origin is really top grade and a crowning addition to any feast.

Kenya Ndimaini – (400g)

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Christmas Traditions no. 7 https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-7/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-7/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:06:37 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=2842   Germans have many Christmas traditions – the season of Advent that prepares for and leads up to the celebration of Christmas itself is important.  Advent calendars that count off each day from the beginning of December are popular, commonly hiding a treat or chocolate behind each numbered door or box.  Advent wreaths with four …

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Germans german-christmas-wreathhave many Christmas traditions – the season of Advent that prepares for and leads up to the celebration of Christmas itself is important.  Advent calendars that count off each day from the beginning of December are popular, commonly hiding a treat or chocolate behind each numbered door or box.  Advent wreaths with four candles are also popular – one for each week of Advent leading up to Christmas.

 

 

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Christbaumgeback are homebakes of white dough that are shaped into decorations for the Christmas tree.  Outdoor Christmas markets are a popular tradition that have been exported to many European cities.  They are traditionally started on the last Friday before Advent and sell festive foods and decorations.

 

Children write letters to the Christkind translated as ‘Chgerman-christkindrist child’, though not meant to be the baby Jesus, but child with Christ-like qualities.  Traditionally a young girl with long blond hair is chosen from the community to represent this figure, dressed in white and gold.  They have the honour of performing various civic duties to for their local community like visiting hospitals or opening the Christmas market.

All our coffees are enrobed within a golden bag that seals in the heady aroma, dispatched on the wings of our couriers in a smart packet that slots through your letterbox – no need to be in when we deliver.

 

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Christmas Traditions No. 6 https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-6/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-6/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2016 16:48:50 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=2823 Dominican Republic of Congo ‘Mbotama Malamu’ is the Merry Christmas greeting spoken in Lingagla, the language of DRC.  The majority of people in DRS are Christian, celebrating Christmas as more of a religious festival than a commercial opportunity. Most people won’t exchange presents, though if they are afforded, they are at best a new set …

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‘Mbotama Malamu’ is the Merry Christmas greeting spoken in Lingagla, the language of DRC.  The majority of people in DRS are Christian, celebrating Christmas as more of a religious festival than a commercial opportunity. Most people won’t exchange presents, though if they are afforded, they are at best a new set of clothes for church.

Christmas Eve is very important with churches having big musical evenings and a nativity play lasting for several hours.  An equivalent might be a western European-style mummers play.  However Congelese start at the beginning with the creation story and end with King Herod killing the drc-christmasslaughter of the Innocents.  This means the play normally finishes about 1am. However, in some places there will be further singing until dawn.  Christmas day service then starts at 9am…. with lots more singing.

Food is a share meal of fufu and okra soup on Christmas Eve, and an al-fresco meal of a meaty stew with rice and biscuits on Christmas Day. The rest of the day is spent relatively quietly – sleeping after a busy and late night on Christmas Eve!

The festival is short-lived as people go back to work on the 26th December.

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Whilst the green beans from DRC don’t quite make the grade for our gourmet single-origin choices, we keep a constant check on their improving crops season on season, and trust to welcome a speciality limited edition soon.  For our current limited edition visit https://www.tankcoffee.com/shop/home/yirgachefe-1-konga-limited-edition-bean/

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Christmas Traditions No. 5 https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-5/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/christmas-traditions-no-5/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:31:18 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=2814 Greenland In Greenland the women get waited on by the men on Christmas Night – a chance for a much-appreciated break! However the festive food of Mattak (whale skin stuffed with blubber) and Kiviak (raw small arctic birds, buried in seal skins for several months until an advanced stage of decomposition!!) is a rather unique …

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In Greenland the women get waited on by the men on Christmas Night – a chance for a much-appreciated break!

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However the festive foogreenland-festive-foodd of Mattak (whale skin stuffed with blubber) and Kiviak (raw small arctic birds, buried in seal skins for several months until an advanced stage of decomposition!!) is a rather unique delicacy.

 

 

In the villages of Polar Inuits, Christmas is a community event. Families like to visit each other and have parties. They drink coffee and eat cakes and exchange brightly wrapped parcels. Traditional presents are model sledges, a pairs of polished walrus tusks, or sealskin mitts. Everyone in the village gets a gift

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and children go from house to house, singing songs.

They know how to make a great party, sharing a quality coffee with friends. Our popular Cameroon Hosnia single-origin is back in stock, order plenty by 19th Dec to be ready to welcome your community of family and friends https://www.tankcoffee.com/shop/home/cameroon-hosnia-400g/

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Seasonal Highlights – Autumn coffee https://www.tankcoffee.com/autumn-coffee/ https://www.tankcoffee.com/autumn-coffee/#respond Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:44:59 +0000 https://www.tankcoffee.com/?p=1501   Welcome to Seasonal Highlights  [clear]   [clear] A friendly and informative section where we let you in our hints and tips for the best flavours to match the ever-changing, vibrant seasons. [clear] [clear] It’s getting colder now outside isn’t it? [clear] [clear] A brisk reminder that we’ve entered the colourful and windy season of Autumn. Let …

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Welcome to Seasonal Highlights 

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A friendly and informative section where we let you in our hints and tips for the best flavours to match the ever-changing, vibrant seasons.

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It’s getting colder now outside isn’t it?

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A brisk reminder that we’ve entered the colourful and windy season of Autumn. Let us share with you the tastes, flavours and aromas we know will compliment this harvest period.

We can’t deny that it isn’t getting darker at an earlier time every evening, and so don’t we need a little perk me up from our favourite caffeine enriched friend?

We understand that you require your Autumn coffee fix.

We’ve carefully selected several unique, special coffees, that will help to fuel yourselves through these coming bitter weeks.

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Outside, it’s the kind of weather that deters us from leaving the house and when we do, it’s typically only to seek the warm solitude of a cosy coffee-shop or invitingly warm cafe.

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If you’re looking warm your bones this Autumn and find a perky pick-me-up whilst it’s getting darker outside; look no further than Tank Coffee.

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Our two Espresso blends have been crafted with care to bring out those brilliant flavours we adore in our Espresso drinks. Are you bored of the same seasonal offerings available at your standard coffeeshop?

Fancy something different to the repetitive pumpkin lattes everyone is brewing this year?

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Our Espresso Africa is the perfect base for all your frothy milk beverage needs. Complex fruity flavours matched with smoothly frothed milk result in a hot treat; which will definitely stop you hibernating this year.

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For those Espresso enthusiasts seeking a sweeter, regal kick to their drink; why not indulge in our Kickstart Gourmet Espresso? Those deep chocolate and berry flavours it presents will certainly make you aware it’s harvest season.

This gourmet Espresso certainly is a treat. Don’t believe us? Well then don’t just take our word for it, this superb blend was recognised for it’s taste at The Great Taste Awards

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Our Glory of Africa specialty Single-Origin Arabica coffee is a celebration of how coffee should taste. This superbly bright and fruity number glorifies those sweet, festive flavours that we all enjoy tasting at this time of year. This bold and colourful beverage seeks to dispel all notions you currently have about ‘normal coffee’.

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You may have heard from the coffee connoisseurs out there that Kenyan coffee is the crème de la crème of Single-origin coffee, and with a delightful finish such as the one you’ll find with our Kenyan Ndimaini, it’s hard to disagree. Nestled away in these fully washed beans are a bouquet of wild berry flavours, with Raspberry prominently arriving at the party. 

The lingering cold and blustery days will be a thing of the past once you’ve opened your bag of freshly hand-roasted coffee; it’s easy to see why we’ve awarded it our Roaster’s Special Reserve

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As always we love hearing from you guys, so please feel free to leave us a comment.

Let us know which flavours you  adore drinking at this time of year!

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