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International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Planning, Kitchen, Harrogate

 So what is International Coffee Day?

International Coffee Day marks the long history of coffee, from a drink popularised around the 15th century to today.  It is a day to appreciate the drink, the many different styles of coffee, the people who prepare these drinks for us and right down to the coffee bean itself.

What is the importance of this?

International Coffee Day is a day of valuing coffee, we are a company who understands your values in life and therefore know the importance of making your house a home.
Gone are the days of a simple coffee, and so are the days of completely stress-free living. These days everyone is leading hectic lives; a fast-paced job, chaotic social calendar – school holidays and a never-ending list of housework, admin and tasks. A nice warm, homely coffee can be the thing to boost you through your day. For true coffee lovers, it is important to consider coffee when planning your kitchen. A coffee machine can often be an after-thought to your planning, however with the right design you can integrate these small appliances to become a sleek & unique addition to your modern kitchen.

The Coffee Machines:

Neff Built in Compact Coffee Centre


The NEFF Coffee Centre is designed with the most discerning Cookaholics in mind. With a unique Senso Flow System brewing your coffee to the perfect 90 –95oC temperature, a richer aroma and a smoother taste is captured in every single cup. Installed with MyCoffee: Save 8 favourite beverages with all their settings under personal names

Bosch Built in Coffee Centre


Whether it’s an espresso, cappuccino or latte macchiato – you can easily create it in an instant thanks to the OneTouch Function. The process of combining coffee with warm milk and milk froth is controlled automatically through innovative technology, so you can create any beverage at the touch of a button. The coffee machine that gives you a break. Home Connect’s Coffee Playlist takes care of the coffees, while you relax with your guests. Simply enter your guests’ coffee orders on your mobile device via the Home Connect app and let your coffee machine take care of the rest. All you need to do is make sure there is a mug ready under the spout. Impress your guests at the touch of a button.

The Coffee

Both coffee machines can make a range of coffees from bean to cup, even from the comfort of your own sofa with the Bosch Home Connect! Brush up on your coffee knowledge by looking at the different coffees both machines can offer:

RISTRETTO

Very concentrated and consequently an especially aromatic espresso. One concentrated shot of espresso.

ESPRESSO

The classic: small, strong, with a hazel-coloured crema. Simply one shot of espresso in an espresso cup.

DOUBLE ESPRESSO

Again, the classic with 2 shots of espresso in an espresso cup.

ESPRESSO MACCHIATO

Espresso with some milk froth; Italian for “stained espresso”. One shot of espresso

COFFEE

A large cup of coffee brewed using 1 shot of espresso as the base.

CAPPUCCINO

One third of espresso with warm milk and milk froth.

LATTE MACCHIATO

Coffee with three layers, served in a glad: warm milk at the bottom, espresso in the middle and milk froth on top.

CAFE LATTE

Often referred to as “latte” this coffee is a blend of espresso and steamed milk.

MILK FROTH

Frothed milk, in case you wish to have more froth with your coffee or even better use it with a cocoa for a great hot chocolate!

WARM MILK

Great ‘coffee’ for the children! Create a great “babyccino” using some warm milk with milk froth – the whole family can get use out of these coffee machines.

HOT WATER

Let’s not forget about the tea drinkers, these coffee machines can provide hot water for those tea lovers!

The Verdict

Coffee machines are an excellent addition to the kitchen, a built-in appliance ensures that ‘minimal’ look which is very on trend. The Bosch Home Connect technology has a huge advantage with the total convenience of ordering coffee’s from the comfort of your sofa. The homes of today are slowly but surely heading in a “smart” direction, as a result with a smart home comes a more relaxed environment which you can allow yourself to switch off and enjoy your surroundings with a great cup of coffee.

Head to Facebook where you can cast your vote on your #FavouriteCoffee this International Coffee Day!