Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Portuguese coffee experience
Recently back from a trip to Portugal and of course couldn’t help but go into a few of their coffee shops. Firstly they are known as ‘Pastelarias and as the name may suggest sell some wonderful cakes as well as the coffee.
As we travelled we did try a variety of their Portuguese brands such as Delta, Sical, Buondo, Nicola. One thing we noticed was that coffee is surprisingly cheap. An espresso wouldn’t usually cost you more than €1 and in most cases is closer to €0.50.
But do be aware when you order If you ask for a coffee (um cafĂ©) an espresso is what you’d be served, although there are regional variations for different coffees too. If you were in Porto and wanted an espresso you’d order um cimbalino (named after the La Cimbali espresso machines), while in Lisbon you’d order um bica.
They also have a range of coffees with milk in too – such as um pingo (an espresso with a dash of milk) or uma meia de leite (around half coffee/half milk – the closest thing to a latte).
If you want a long black coffee then order “Um abatanado” which is somewhere between an espresso and an Americano, however, it isn’t always as big a coffee as a lot of people will like. Also to note, to some people an abatanado means an espresso in a larger cup and topped up with water, while to others, an abatanado means a coffee with two shots of espresso
These are examples of what you can order similar to what you can have in the UK but remember like the UK there are a wide range of variations of the espresso based drink.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

We want to share the news with you that we have changed our name – we are now called – Bourne Coffee Company.
Alongside our continuing commitment to produce the best and freshest coffee for your enjoyment we have updated our website to make ordering and keeping in touch easier.
We hope you will visit our new exciting web site at where we have a wonderful array of coffees for you including some new ones from Mexico and Ethiopia, and following our visit to Costa Rica, a great coffee from the side of Turrialba volcano. Back by popular demand are high altitude Colombian and Brasilian coffees too.

Also check out our promotional video which gives you a little insight in how we roast.

We hope to hear from you soon.