Our venture was inspired by a passion for the highest quality coffees and teas of the world. We are cooperating with the leading European companies in the coffee and tea field with 100 and more years’ experience. We present well-known brands:

Our mission is to provide our customers with the best quality products at fair prices, supported by a friendly, personal service. We hope that you will discover this new way to buy your coffee and tea and enjoy the benefits we seek to provide. Whether you appreciate the freshest, highest quality coffee or the finest teas, we take pride in delivering only the best to our customers.

At our shop you will find about 100 kinds of tea from all over the world: China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Ceylon (Sri-Lanka), Indonesia, South Africa, South America and more. We offer for your choice 35 kinds of coffee beans – espresso and filter coffee of various origins, flavoured and decaffeinated coffee, traditional Greek (Cyprus) coffee. Also, you can shop for accessories of such famous brands as La Cafetiere, Radwick, Gaggia, etc., Japanese porcelain, fine bone china and many more.

Coffee

Choosing the right grind

Remember that air and humidity are the coffees worst enemies. Coffee should be stored in a clean, dry, airtight container, in a cool, dark place and away from intense scent. If you do not intend to drink you coffee in 15 days, store in the freezer, in an airtight container.

Each processing step shortens the coffee’s lifetime. Whereas raw coffee can be stored for years, roasted coffee will loses its aroma in two weeks at the latest, if stored improperly. If it is ground, it loses its unique aroma within in few days. For proper extraction, it is essential to grind coffee properly.  It is ideal to use freshly ground coffee for the perfect taste. Each coffee brewing method requires a different grind size:

French Press -coarse grind

Drip coffee makers (paper, plastic, metal filter) – medium grind

Espresso machines, espresso stove top makers – fine grind

Greek/ Cyprus coffee – extra fine/powdered grind.

The dosage determines the strength, taste and beneficial quality of the coffee. For one cup of coffee take 6-8g of ground coffee

Storage tip

Remember that air and humidity are the coffees worst enemies. Coffee should be stored in a clean, dry, airtight container, in a cool, dark place and away from intense scent. If you do not intend to drink you coffee in 15 days, store in the freezer, in an airtight container.

Water

Coffee is 98% water, so the quality of your brew is heavily dependent upon the quality of the water that you use. Freshly drawn tap water is fine in most cases. Remember, the “harder” your water is the stronger your coffee will be. “Hardness” minerals in water can, however, impart peculiar or undesirable tastes in your coffee.

The recommended brewing temperature of coffee is 93-96°C.

Arabica is the older type and is considered to be finer. It is more aromatic, less bitter and contains less caffeine. The bean is longish and has a curved cut. Arabica ripens in 9 to 11 months. Its share on the world market amounts to more than 60%. It is mainly cultivated in Brazil, Columbia and Central America.

Robusta contains twice as much caffeine as Arabica does. And it is less aromatic. It is more resistant to heat, diseases and parasites. Its bean is round and the cut is straight. It ripens within 6 to 8 months. Its share reaches nearly 40% of the world market. Its growing areas are primarily located in Central and West Africa, South East Asia and Brazil.

Arabica is the older type and is considered to be finer. It is more aromatic, less bitter and contains less caffeine. The bean is longish and has a curved cut. Arabica ripens in 9 to 11 months. Its share on the world market amounts to more than 60%. It is mainly cultivated in Brazil, Columbia and Central America.

Robusta contains twice as much caffeine as Arabica does. And it is less aromatic. It is more resistant to heat, diseases and parasites. Its bean is round and the cut is straight. It ripens within 6 to 8 months. Its share reaches nearly 40% of the world market. Its growing areas are primarily located in Central and West Africa, South East Asia and Brazil.

Tea

Health Facts and Nutrition Data

  • Tea is rich in antioxidants, which have a protective role to play in certain conditions such as heart disease, stroke and some cancers;
  • Tea without milk has no calories. Using semi-skimmed milk adds around 13 calories per cup, but you also benefit from valuable minerals and calcium;
  • Tea with milk provides 21% of daily calcium requirement in 4 cups;
  • Tea contains some zinc and folic acid;
  • Tea with milk contains Vitamin B6, Riboflavin B2 and Thiamin B1;
  • Tea is a source of the minerals manganese, essential for bone growth and body development, and potassium, vital for maintaining body fluid levels;
  • The average cup of tea contains less than half the level of caffeine than coffee. One cup contains only 50mg per 190ml cup;
  • Tea is a natural source of fluoride and drinking four cups makes a significant contribution to your daily intake;

Storing Tea

Improperly stored tea may lose flavor, acquire disagreeable flavors or odours from other foods, or become mouldy.

There are four things tea doesn’t like. They are: light, air, moisture, and heat. So it is best to put tea in an airtight container and store them in a dry and cool cabinet.

Properly stored tea may stay fresh up to several months and even years.

An interesting fact – Pu-erh tea improves with age.