What are the origins of the coffee break?

KAPA REYNOLDS

It's back to school ! After this special period, it is time to resume good habits and return to the office in person. Who says office, says the traditional coffee break in the cafeteria of the company. But do you know where this famous coffee break, an essential element of team cohesion, comes from? Let's discover together the origins of the coffee break! 

The origins of the coffee break?

Today, three-quarters of workers in the world drink at least one coffee during their working day and almost half of us start our working day with this famous drink! A favorite moment for any employee, the coffee break is an opportunity to discuss with colleagues in the office and to pass on information in a relaxed manner. In short, the coffee break is good for both employees and members of the management of a company. So, if many French people devote themselves every day to this little taste and social pleasure, let's go back together to the beginnings of the coffee break.

The beginnings of the coffee break

The coffee break, originally from the town of Stoughton in Wisconsin, dates from the 1952th century. If today coffee is the second most consumed drink in the world after water, it did not always have a good press (unlike tea, which was associated with the aristocracy). Originally considered a popular drink brought by Norwegian immigrants, its advent dates back to XNUMX.

It was at this time that the association of coffee producers "Pan-American Coffee Bureau" boosted the popularity of the beverage, thanks to its vast advertising campaign and its famous slogan. "Give yourself a coffee-break and get what coffee gives to you" (translated as: "Treat yourself to a coffee break and take what the cafe offers you"). In its advertising, Pan-American Coffee Bureau notably used the short break taken by factory workers and renamed it "Coffee break".

This campaign, like the one initiated by the American psychosociologist John B. Watson (having worked with Maxwell House), had a very positive effect and prompted many companies to give their employees a coffee break.

While at the very beginning it was factory workers who were given short breaks over coffee, these became a trend in American companies, as unions gained ground to allow time for relaxation for workers. employees.

The coffee break in France

In France, 7 in 10 French people consume coffee every day at the office. Proof of this is that the coffee break is an important moment that punctuates the working days of employees. 

Various statistical studies have also been carried out on this subject. So thestudy carried out by IFOP for the Nespresso Business Solutions brand shows that employees in France consume at least 3 cups of coffee per day and that the coffee break remains for 84% of them, an essential ritual for their well-being. Moreover, “90% of the employees questioned believe thata quality coffee testifies to the attention that the company pays to their well-being. "

In addition, the study on employee consumption habits, carried out by LH2 and Market Vision, again for Nespresso, explains that 44% of respondents cannot do without the morning coffee break compared to 40% for post-lunch coffee. early afternoon. The mid or late afternoon coffee break won only 23% of the vote.

The advantages of Coffee Break in business

One might think that these cuts are detrimental in terms of productivity and yet, it is quite the opposite! By the way, these moments of breaks of 5 to 10 minutes, favor theefficiency creativity and well being at work for a good number of employees. Also, it is strong to note that these moments shared between collaborators make it possible to strengthen social ties and therefore team cohesion. In addition, the coffee break would also play a role in the transmission of skills and know-how, via the exchange of ideas that can take place during these times of the day.

What could be more convivial and energizing, in fact, than to meet up with colleagues, in a less formal setting to discuss current missions, around a good little coffee? In addition, if caffeine offers a significant boost in energy to optimize attention, the coffee break between employees allows you to empty your brain, discuss hobbies and talk about everything and nothing. She strengthens the feeling of belonging to the company et decompartmentalize hierarchical levels while offering moments conducive to decision-making and the resolution of various problems.

If you have a type Nespresso, take advantage of the start of the school year to taste our Organic Expresso capsules in 20 format ou 50 capsules. In addition to an eco-citizen gesture, you will discover the Kabioca cafes to your colleagues.

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Discover our coffee-based recipes: the traditional Tiramisu

KAPA REYNOLDS

Can't do without coffee but don't really feel like having a hot drink in the middle of summer? Do you want to innovate and are looking for new ideas to realize?

Because coffee is not always consumed in its liquid form, we have decided to regularly offer you coffee-based recipes that we think are interesting, as we explore the web.

Let's start this tour of coffee-based recipes with the most famous Italian dessert: Tiramisu in its traditional form. This recipe comes from the very informative YouTube channel JustInCooking, on which you will find many other coffee-based recipes, such as for example the Mocha coffee cake.

Traditional tiramisu in the form of verrines

Note that this recipe is intended for 6 to 8 people in total, in the form of individual verrines.

Photo credit : JustInCooking

To start this recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients beforehand:

  • 1 package of spoon cookies (which is about 25 cookies)
  • 200ml of strong coffee (for this we recommend that you use our Kabioca Ristretto coffee)
  • 250g from mascarpone
  • 100g white sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 3 big eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of Marsala
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Video of the traditional Tiramisu recipe by JustInCooking

We would like to warmly thank the YouTube channel JustInCooking for this beautiful discovery and the sharing of this magnificent recipe of traditional Tiramisu.

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Kabioca is already 2 years old (and has grown up)!

KAPA REYNOLDS
On August 19, 2019, exactly two years ago, Kabioca was born.
Big coffee lovers on a daily basis, but concerned about the impact that our consumption has on the environment, we wanted to offer a sustainable and responsible alternative: an exceptional coffee that you would enjoy tasting, organic and ethical.
And that's how the Kabioca adventure started.
Since then, we have already sold more than 800 capsules around the world, or more than 000 tonnes of aluminum saved.
On the occasion of our anniversary, we invite you to (re) discover together the retrospective of our journey over the past 2 years.

AUGUST 2019:
BIRTH OF KABIOCA

Because capsules represent today one of the most common ways of consuming coffee in France, but also one of the most polluting, we have decided to first offer a sustainable alternative to Nespresso aluminum capsules. After a year and a half of research and development, our Natural, organic and eco-responsible Nespresso compatible coffee capsule see the day.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019:
LAUNCH OF OUR E-COMMERCE SITE

From the launch of our brand, one of our priorities was to make our coffee accessible to the wider world, so that more responsible consumption is no longer a constraint but a choice. In September 2019, it's done: our capsules are now delivered directly to your home.

 

NOVEMBER 2019:
A 100/100 ON YUKA

 Because we know that it is sometimes complicated to navigate among the multitude of offers on the coffee market, we are committed to being as transparent as possible about the composition of our coffee capsules. Our organic coffee capsules are recognized GMO-free by Yuka and obtain a score of 100/100 on the application. 

DECEMBER 2019:
KABIOCA EXPORTS

 Because the French are not the only ones to consume coffee in the world, and because we want to make our coffee accessible to as many people as possible, we have also chosen to offer our coffee to international partners. Kabioca is now available for the first time outside our borders, in the Czech Republic, thanks to our importing partner Fairmade.
Today we deliver to over seven countries. 
 

JUNE 2020:
BLOG LAUNCH

 At Kabioca, we are above all passionate about coffee. It is therefore natural that we would like to share with you our knowledge on the subject as well as our passion for the world of coffee. And then the Covid appeared and the lockdowns followed one another, thus reducing our opportunities to discuss with you. We took advantage of this time to set up a section News on our website, where we have regularly shared new articles on coffee and responsible consumption with you. 
 

OCTOBER 2020:
THE MICROPHONE

During the Culture Entreprises Fair near Nantes, RCA Radio gave us the opportunity to share our accomplishments, the history of Kabioca as well as our future projects with their listeners. The interview is to be found here (from 1:17).
 

OCTOBER 2020:
A MEDAL FOR KABIOCA

The magazine The World of Fine Food brings together every year in October the professionals of the delicatessen in the form of a show: The Epicures. Various prizes are awarded there by a jury made up of great chefs, gourmet grocers and journalists, rewarding the best French culinary crafts from among hundreds of preselected products. Despite the health context, and true to its mission, Le Monde de l'Epicerie Fine maintains the 2020 edition, however in digital form. Our Kabioca espresso capsule natural and vegetable, 100% Arabica from South America, slightly roasted to guarantee the richness of the aromas, wins Epicure de Bronze 2020.

DECEMBER 2020:
KABIOCA BECOMES RAINFOREST ALLIANCE

Our natural capsule, produced with more than 95% renewable energies and raw materials, represents a major step towards less impactful consumption for the environment. It is composed of plant materials and contains coffee from organic farming (without the use of chemical pesticides). But we didn't want to stop there. This is why since the end of 2020, Kabioca has been committed to nature and to sustainable development, by sourcing our coffee beans from labeled farms. Rainforest Alliance. This alliance represents the project of an evolution towards sustainability based on transparency and the sharing of responsibilities between producers, foresters and companies. It is this vision that Kabioca supports and shares by committing to this label. At Kabioca, we believe that we are thus taking a new step in our sustainable development approach based on continuous improvement to achieve these objectives and give full meaning to our eco-responsible brand identity.
 

JANUARY 2021:
KABIOCA REINVENTS ITSELF

 Our initial ideal was simple: to offer coffee that was good, organic and respectful of the environment. Today, our ambition goes further: we would like to offer a daily coffee that represents both a moment of pleasure and a gesture for the world of tomorrow. Because for some of you, a box of 50 capsules represented a format a little too large for a daily coffee, we decided to launch in addition to our packs by 50 daily packs by 20, always in a box in 100% recyclable cardboard made from paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. So much care and attention for the coffee and for the planet, but in a smaller format. 

A BIG THANK-YOU !

Because it is also thanks to you that we got there, we would like to thank you for these two years of loyalty. On this occasion, we invite you to win up to 6 months of Nespresso compatible coffee capsules.
We look forward to seeing you every day to extend this collective adventure and continue our mission for a better world… with exceptional coffee.
 
Kabioca, live the moment, live the future 
 

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Rules of the Kabioca Summer 2021 competition

KAPA REYNOLDS

ARTICLE 1- GAME ORGANIZATION

The Kabioca brand, belonging to the company Kapa Reynolds, SA with a board of directors with a capital of 1 euros, headquartered at 300 Boulevard de la République 000 in Chatou, registered with the Versailles RCS under number 51 78400 378 (hereinafter the “organizing company” and represented by Thomas Kaye, in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer.

  • Organizes from 12/08/2021 to 26/08/2021 (included), a free Game with no obligation to purchase entitled: “GAME COMPETITION KABIOCA SUMMER 2021” (hereinafter referred to as “the Game”), according to the methods described in these regulations.

This operation is neither organized nor sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, Google, Apple or Microsoft.

The personal data collected in the context of this Game is intended for the organizing company and not for Facebook, Instagram, Google, Apple or Microsoft.

ARTICLE 2 - CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATING

2.1. This free game is open to any adult natural person, residing in France or in Europe, whatever their nationality, having internet access and an Instagram or Facebook account, with the exception of company personnel. organizer and their families, as well as all those who participated in the development of the Game.

2.2. The mere fact of participating in this Game implies the pure and simple acceptance, without reservation, of these regulations.

2.3. Participation in the competition is strictly personal and nominative.

2.4. Failure to comply with the conditions for participation set out in these Rules will invalidate the participation of the Participant.

ARTICLE 3 - TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

This Game is a Prize Draw and Jury type competition which takes place exclusively on the social networks Instagram and Facebook on the dates indicated in article 1.

Participation in the draw for the Game is carried out as follows, from a Facebook and / or Instagram account.

On Facebook :

  • The person must like the Kabioca page as well as the contest post and must identify friends in the comments. One comment equals one chance in the draw
  • Reposting the game as a story by identifying the Kabioca page is optional but offers an additional chance during the draw
  • Posting a photo on your news feed or in a story representing your Kabioca coffee moment is optional but offers a chance to win a special prize awarded by the jury to the best photo

On Instagram:

  • The person must follow the Kabioca page as well as like the post of the contest and must identify friends in the comments. One comment equals one chance in the draw
  • Reposting the game as a story by identifying the Kabioca page is optional but offers an additional chance during the draw
  • Posting a photo on your news feed or in a story representing your Kabioca coffee moment is optional but offers a chance to win a special prize awarded by the jury to the best photo

The Game being accessible in particular on the Facebook platform, www.facebook.com, in no case Facebook will be held responsible in the event of litigation related to the Game. Facebook is neither organizer nor sponsor of the operation.

The Game being accessible in particular on the Instagram platform, www.instagram.com, in no case Instagram will be held responsible in the event of litigation related to the Game. Instagram is neither organizer nor sponsor of the operation.

The personal data collected during the Game is intended for the organizing company in accordance with article 12 of these regulations.

As the Game is accessible on a mobile phone (Smartphone), in no case will Apple, Microsoft, Google or any other mobile application platform be held responsible in the event of a dispute relating to the Game.

ARTICLE 4 - SELECTION OF WINNERS

A winner will be drawn at random after the end date of the Game mentioned in article 1 within 15 days.

The drawing of lots will determine the winner among the participants who have fulfilled the conditions of participation detailed in article 3, whether on Facebook or Instagram.

In addition, a second winner will be chosen by the Kabioca teams, from among all the “Instant Café Kabioca” photos posted on Instagram or Facebook by identifying the Kabioca account. The photo selected will be the photo deemed to best represent Kabioca.

Each winner will be contacted directly by the Kabioca Instagram or Facebook account by personal message on the account on which he participated in the competition, within 15 days after the drawing of lots in order to obtain his postal address for him. send his gain.

ARTICLE 5 – PRIZE

The Game has the following prizes, allocated chronologically to the valid participant drawn at random and declared the winner.

List of lots:

  • Two boxes of 50 Nespresso Kabioca compatible capsules with a unit value of 38.00 euros including tax for the winner of the draw
  • Four boxes of 50 Nespresso Kabioca compatible capsules with a unit value of 76.00 euros including tax for the author of the best photo "Instant Café Kabioca"

The organizing company reserves the right to verify the age and country of residence of any winner before handing over his prize. The endowments may in no case be exchanged for their value in cash or against any other endowment. The organizing company cannot be held responsible for the use or non-use, or even trading, of the prizes by the winners.

In the event of force majeure, the organizing company reserves the right to cancel the prizes won without consideration.

ARTICLE 6 - IDENTIFICATION OF WINNERS AND ELIMINATION OF THE ENTRY

The Contest Organizer will contact only by private message on Instagram or Facebook the winners drawn and inform them of the procedures to follow to access their prize. No mail will be sent to participants who have not won, only the winners will be contacted. Winners must respond within two weeks of sending this email and provide their full contact details. Without a response from the winners within two weeks of sending this email, they will forfeit their prize and will not be able to claim any compensation, endowment or compensation whatsoever. In this case, the prizes will be allocated to a substitute appointed during the drawing of lots for the session concerned, or during the meeting of the jury to elect the best photo. The winners must comply with these rules. If it turns out that they do not meet the criteria of these regulations, their prize will not be awarded to them and will be acquired by the Organizer. To this end, participants authorize all checks concerning their identity, age, contact details or the loyalty and sincerity of their participation. Any false declaration, indication of identity or false postal address entails the immediate elimination of the participant and the acquisition of the prize by the Organizer. In addition, if it is impossible for the Organizer to deliver to the winners the prize won, whatever the cause, the Organizer reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value, which all participants consent.

ARTICLE 7 - MODIFICATION OF THE DATES OF THE GAME AND ENLARGEMENT OF THE NUMBER OF PRIZES

The organizing company may not incur any liability in the event of force majeure or events beyond its control if it were to cancel this Game. It also reserves the right to extend or limit the period of participation, to postpone it or modify its conditions, its responsibility cannot be engaged for this fact.

Additions and modifications to these regulations may possibly be published during the Game. They will be considered as appendices to these regulations. Any change will be subject to prior information by any appropriate means.

ARTICLE 8 - USE OF WINNER IDENTITY

Your personal data is processed by the Organizing Company, acting as recipient and data controller, in accordance with applicable European and French data protection regulations.

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) can be contacted at: contact@kabioca.com.

By fulfilling the conditions of participation and sending the documents required to ensure your participation in our game, you consent to our processing and collection of your personal data. The personal data collected is compulsory. If you do not provide the required data, you will not be able to participate in the game.

They are intended exclusively for the Organizing Company for the sole purpose of taking into account your participation in the game, the management of the winners, the allocation of prizes and to meet legal and regulatory obligations. Your data may also be used for commercial prospecting purposes, subject to your agreement.

Your personal data is transferred to our marketing and communication departments.

Your personal data will be immediately deleted once the game ends or will be kept for a maximum period of 3 years if you have accepted the use of your data for commercial prospecting purposes. This period may be longer in the event of litigation risk in order to ensure the defense of our interests.

You can withdraw your consent at any time.

You have rights of access, rectification, deletion and portability of your data, limitation and opposition to the processing of your data as well as the right to define directives relating to the fate of your personal data after your death. . To exercise these rights, you can send your request to contact@kabioca.com. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms. 

ARTICLE 9 - RESPONSIBILITIES

Participation implies knowledge and acceptance of the characteristics and limits of the Internet, the absence of protection of certain data against possible misappropriation or piracy and risks of contamination by possible viruses circulating on the network. The organizing company declines any direct or indirect responsibility in the event of misuse or incident related to the use of the computer, access to the Internet, maintenance or malfunction of the Game's servers, the line telephone or any other technical connection, sending forms to an incorrect or incomplete address.

It is up to all participants to take all appropriate measures to protect their own data and / or software stored on their computer equipment against any attack.

The organizing company will make its best efforts to allow access to the Game. The organizing company may, at any time, in particular for technical reasons, updating, maintenance, interrupt access to the Game. no case responsible for these interruptions and their consequences. No compensation can be claimed in this regard.

In addition, the responsibility of the organizing company can in no case be retained in the event of delivery problems or loss of postal or electronic mail (especially with regard to the delivery of prizes). Any prize sent by the organizing company to a winner which is unclaimed or returned for any other reason by the postal services will be lost for the winner and will remain acquired by the organizing company. The organizing company cannot be held responsible for the poor functioning of the Internet network, nor for delay, loss or damage resulting from postal and management services.

ARTICLE 10 - PERSONAL DATA

The organizing company is responsible for processing personal data that may be collected.

The personal data collected will be used only for the organization of the Game. The data collected will be kept until the winners have been designated and then destroyed, unless the participant has agreed that they will be kept for commercial prospecting purposes. , in which case they will be kept for a maximum period of 3 years after the last solicitation (prospect) or reservation (customer).

Participants are informed that by accessing the internet article detailing the Game, a cookie may, if necessary, be stored on their computer's hard drive. This is a small computer file used to record their browsing on the Company's website. Cookies are used to identify each participant in order to allow him to access information more quickly, avoiding him to re-enter it. They cannot in any case damage the data present in his computer.

A participant can oppose the recording of this cookie, or choose to be notified of the recording of this cookie on his hard drive, by configuring his browser software (the participant is invited to refer to the conditions of use of their browser regarding this functionality). When this setting is made, the participant nevertheless retains the possibility of accessing the Company's website and participating in the Game.

In accordance with the amended Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978 and European Regulation 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, you have the right access and rectification of information concerning you as well as a right of opposition, the right to limit processing and erasure within the framework allowed by the European Regulation.

Participants can access information about them by sending an email to the address: contact@kabioca.com.

If he considers, after having contacted the Company that his IT rights and Freedoms are not respected, he can submit a complaint to the CNIL.

ARTICLE 111 - ATTRIBUTION OF JURISDICTION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE REGULATIONS

Any possible dispute on the interpretation of the regulations will be decided by the organizing company.

Participation in this Game implies unreserved acceptance (i) of these regulations in all their stipulations, (ii) of the ethical rules in force on the Internet (netiquette, charter of good conduct, etc.) as well as (iii) the laws and regulations in force on French territory and in particular the provisions applicable to the games and lotteries in force. No telephone or written request will be answered concerning the interpretation or application of these rules, the mechanisms or terms of the Game, as well as the list of winners. In the event of a dispute, only a registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt sent within a maximum period of 30 days after the end of the Game will be admissible. Except in the case of obvious errors, it is agreed that the information resulting from the Game of the organizing company have probative force in any dispute as to the connection elements and the computer processing of said information relating to the Game.

Prior to any legal action related to or in connection with these regulations (in particular its application or interpretation), the participants undertake to file an amicable and gracious appeal with the organizing company.

Participants are subject to French regulations applicable to Games and competitions. Any dispute which cannot be settled amicably will be submitted to the competent courts on which the head office of the organizing company depends, except in the case of contrary public order provisions.

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Kabioca Summer 2021 competition - 6 months of coffee to be won

KAPA REYNOLDS

This month, Kabioca celebrates its 2 years!

On this occasion, we invite you to (re) discover our range of organic, natural, ethical and biodegradable Nespresso compatible coffee capsules, by offering you the possibility of winning up to 6 months of coffee thanks to our competition organized on our social networks from August 12 to August 26 (inclusive).

Prize draw: 3 months of coffee to be won

To participate, simply go to Facebook and / or Instagram and meet the following conditions:

On Facebook

  • Like page @kabioca as well as the post of the competition and identify friends with whom you would like to share your Kabioca coffee break in comments. One comment equals one chance in the draw
  • Repost the quiz as a story by identifying the page @kabioca is optional but offers an additional chance during the draw

On Instagram:

  • Follow the page @kabioca as well as like the post of the competition and identify friends with whom you would like to share your Kabioca coffee break in comments. One comment equals one chance in the draw
  • Repost the quiz as a story by identifying the page @kabioca is optional but offers an additional chance during the draw

A drawing of lots will be carried out at the end of the competition between August 27 and September 10, in order to designate a first winner among all the major participants residing in France or in Europe (pooling of all the participations, that this either on Instagram or Facebook). The winner will be awarded 2 boxes of 50 Kabioca capsules of their choice.

Jury Prize for the best photo “Your Instant Café Kabioca”: 6 months of coffee to be won

In addition, a second prize will be awarded to the author of the photo judged to best represent Kabioca.

To participate, simply go to Facebook and / or Instagram and:

  • Post a photo on your news feed or in a story representing your Kabioca coffee moment
  • Be careful to remember to identify the @kabioca account as well as the hashtag #jeuconcourskabioca so that the photo is taken into account

Tasting of a cup of Kabioca coffee, photo of a Kabioca pack accompanying you in your daily life / on your vacation spot, or other, feel free to post the photo of your choice, as long as it represents your Instant Kabioca coffee. So, let your imagination run wild!

A jury formed within the Kabioca teams will meet at the end of the competition between August 27 and September 10 and will designate the winner, the author of the photo deemed to best represent Kabioca.

The winner will receive at home 4 boxes of 50 Kabioca capsules of their choice. Enough to be able to consume a delicious Kabioca coffee every day for 6 months.

 

This free game is open to any adult natural person, residing in France or in Europe, whatever their nationality, having internet access and an Instagram or Facebook account, with the exception of company personnel. organizer and their families, as well as all those who participated in the development of the Game.

This operation is neither organized nor sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, Google, Apple or Microsoft.

The complete rules for the competition are available at the following address: 
Kabioca Summer 2021 Game-Contest

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How do people drink coffee around the world?

KAPA REYNOLDS

Discover the rest of our feature on how we drink coffee around the world. After discussing the different ways and customs of coffee consumption in Europe, let's shed light on the other continents and the way coffee is consumed there.  

Let's start this little trip with the new continent, the Americas.  

The American continent: great diversity between North and South

American & Canadian coffee: light and not very dense

American coffee, regularly called "Americano", is a espresso mixed with hot water. Very often called "sock juice" in France and Italy, this coffee is very light: a kind of anti-limited Italian. Small originality for the city of New York: the coffee commonly called "red eye" (red eyes in French), which is a express mixed directly with filter coffee.

Canada, third most coffee consuming country throughout the world, also offers an "Americano" type coffee. However, variations exist, especially in Quebec where a typical coffee is served mixing whipped cream and maple syrup, an indisputable element of Canadian gastronomy.

Mexican coffee: sweet and spicy

Mexican coffee is amazing! Called "Café de Olla" in Mexico, it is THE gourmet coffee par excellence. The word "olla" means terracotta pot in Mexican because this coffee is traditionally prepared directly on the fire, in an enamelled terracotta pot.

The recipe is simple: boil water, sugar and cinnamon in a saucepan. Once these actions have been carried out, add the coffee and let the whole infuse before tasting.

Brazilian coffee: a very sweet coffee

Coffee is a very serious business in Brazil! Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer for over 150 years. In this immense country, we drink “cafezinho” at any time of the day.

It is a black, hot and very sweet coffee. Traditionally, Brazilians prepare this type of coffee with a portafilter called “mariquinha”, then add a large amount of sugar.

The African continent: cradle of coffee production

Ethiopian coffee: the origins of coffee

Ethiopia is the sixth largest coffee producer in the world, but it was in this country that coffee production was first developed. The ceremony surrounding the tasting of a coffee is called the “buna” and is very codified. Coffee beans are thus roasted in an earthenware container and then crushed with a pestle in order to obtain a powder. Once this has been done, the powder then passes through three successive baths of hot water, before being served to the guests.

Coffee is often offered to guests: it is served at a party, or consumed daily. If coffee is refused by the host, tea can be served as a replacement.

Moroccan coffee: Kawa, an institution in Morocco

Moroccans are great lovers of coffee, which plays an essential role in the culture of Moroccan hospitality. Called "Kawa", this coffee can be enhanced spices to spice up the coffee, a rather disconcerting taste experience for passing foreigners.

Other spices can also be added depending on the region where you are: cumin, sesame or even cloves can be infused in your coffee.

Senegalese coffee: a popular drink

In Senegal, when we talk about coffee, we talk about "touba". This drink, which has become very popular in the country, is made from a mixture of Arabica coffee with black pepper from Guinea which gives it its more accentuated aroma and flavor.

Its popularity is such that today, the touba is even sold in small plastic cups in the streets of the capital (Dakar) and its outskirts by itinerant traders.

The Asian continent : original and expensive coffees

Indonesian coffee: one of the most expensive in the world

Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee producing country in the world. Former Dutch colony, Indonesians were not allowed to harvest coffee beans at that time. It was while cleaning the plantations that they discovered that the droppings of civets (a mammal close to the muskcat) contained coffee beans. The Indonesians then picked them up, washed and roasted them and thus created the "kopi luwak ".

This coffee is the most expensive in the world. Once harvested, this coffee is carefully washed and dried in the sun, before being lightly roasted in order to retain its complex aromas and the absence of bitterness gained inside the civet.

Singaporean coffee: a little bit of Normandy?

Singaporean coffee is original: called "Kopi Gu You", it consists of hot coffee poured into soft butter. Once the butter has melted, you must mix everything together vigorously to obtain a smooth coffee.

This cafe is also called "Coffee Butter" by English speakers.

Vietnamese coffee: eggs and sugar!

Vietnam is, behind Brazil, the second largest producer of coffee in the world. It has a surprising cafe called "Cà Phê Trứng".

This is an whipped espresso coffee with an egg yolk, garnished with condensed milk. A mixture that disconcerts foreign travelers, accustomed to the bitterness of coffee.

Oceania: a craze for coffee

Australian coffee: a recent coffee craze

Australia, the largest island in the world, is part of the Commonwealth. Traditionally, this "island continent" drinks English tea. However the Australians have embarked on coffee culture almost two centuries ago.

Since then, the great classic that we find on the tables of Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin or even Melbourne is to drink a "Flat White": a double espresso served in a glass with hot milk and milk froth.

Tahitian coffee: an aroma of vanilla

Great coffee lover, the Tahitian people have adapted coffee to their local culture. The coffee is thus prepared in the morning and then stored in an airtight jar. Tahitians add a vanilla bean in order to make the coffee sweeter, this type of coffee can be drunk hot or cold depending on the time of day. 

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Coffee-based cocktails: the summer trend!

KAPA REYNOLDS

Coffee, everyone loves it, whether it's black or milk, hot, when you wake up or throughout your working day. But have you ever tested cold coffee cocktails?  Discover the new trend! Here is our small selection of coffee-based cocktails, to delight your taste buds this summer.  

The classic cold coffee, also called iced coffee

Simple and effective, the iced coffee, also named Ice coffee, turns out to be the perfect combo for rush days. If you are a big coffee lover, you will undoubtedly enjoy this recipe, which will only take you a few minutes.

Prepare your express and let it cool in a tall glass. Meanwhile, take out another glass, add a lot of ice cubes, and then pour in coffee shots. Great coffee lovers, go for it, you will not be disappointed by this great discovery.

The famous iced caramel macchiato

For the greediest, opt for the popular iced caramel macchiato. This drink combines the strength of coffee and the sweetness of milk and caramel. Do you want to reproduce this cocktail? Here is our recipe. As for the previous recipe, first prepare your coffee, and let it cool.

On the sides of a second glass, pour the caramel coulis, then add the milk, coffee and a few ice cubes. That's it, your frozen caramel macchiato is ready to be savored!

Virgin mojito coffee

As you most certainly know, the mojito remains the big star of cocktails during the summer season. Whether it is mint or strawberry, it unleashes passions. Discover today its coffee-based and alcohol-free version! Prepare your espresso coffee and let it cool down. Next to it, in a tall glass, crush a few mint leaves, add 1 cl of cane sugar, squeeze 1 lemon juice and add 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger.

Place a few ice cubes or a little crushed ice in the glass, add 9 cl of lemonade and 9 cl of Perrier then gently pour your espresso coffee above. Decorate it all, with a few beautiful leaves of fresh mint that you will put on top and a slice of lemon on the edge of the glass. Voila, you can enjoy your Virgin mojito at the cafe!

The choco Marshmallow iced coffee 

The drink for gourmets par excellence, which combines milk chocolate and coffee. Do you want to reproduce the drink of your summer? Simply make your milk chocolate as you would for your breakfast, before adding small marshmallows that will melt in the preparation. Pour in the coffee that you have prepared beforehand, the ice cubes, then mix everything.

In another glass, place chocolate coulis on the sides, pour the cocktail, decorate with whipped cream and small marshmallows. Our little tip: you can replace the chocolate coulis with coffee coulis if you are a big fan of this aroma.

Discover the Kabioca coffee selection, ideal for making all your coffee-based cocktails.

Want to learn more about coffee-based cocktails? Obtain advice on the choice of Kabioca coffee capsules ? feel free to send us a message via our contact form : our team will be happy to answer your questions. 

 

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How do people drink coffee around the world?

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As you probably know, coffee is the second most consumed drink around the world, just after water. The coffee consumption figures speak for themselves : Those are 2,6 billion cups of coffee which are drunk daily across the world, and nothing but for France it is 2,3 million cups of coffee drunk daily!

Through this article, we will introduce you to the different appellations and traditions of coffee around the world. Let's start this file with the old continent: Europe.  

Europe: a continent of diversity in coffee consumption!

France and its hazelnut coffee

In France, we drink a express or a nutty coffee. Very often called "little black" by the working classes of the 50s / 60s, this term has since practically disappeared. Traditionally, the French breakfast begins with a large bowl of latte, served with toast.

Italian coffee: a real institution

In the European imagination, Italian coffee holds a special place. Indeed, Italians often talk about coffee like the great French sommeliers do, all in gesture and passion! Traditionally Italians drink a ristretto, a very strong coffee. However, for several years, the Cappuccino with creamy milk foam or the marocchino coffee-based short frothed milk and cocoa powder, tend to grow more and more.

Portuguese coffee: discover Galão.

Like the café au lait or Caffè Latte, the Lusitanian specialty uses the codes which have been proven, namely: ¼ of Espresso and ¾ of milk foam. Small subtlety, during its preparation, you must first pour the milk foam prepared upstream in a large glass via the steam jet of the coffee maker. Once this is done, all you have to do is pour in the espresso and then enjoy!

Austrian coffee: Vienna and its legendary café

The Viennese coffee is certainly one of the most famous coffee in Europe. The latter is composed of a single or double espresso, all topped with whipped milk with whipped cream, with a final touch of fine chocolate shavings sprinkled on top of the cream. A real institution in Austria, to such an extent that the “Viennese coffee culture” has been elevated to the rank of “Intangible cultural heritage” with UNESCO since 2011!

Turkish coffee: influence in Southern and Eastern Europe and in the Middle East

He is preparing in the coffee pot, typical copper and brass vessel with a long handle. To prepare it, you must obtain very fine ground coffee. Tradition provides for the use of a brass mill, so as to obtain an impalpable powder such as icing sugar.


It is drunk in small and low cups, once the powder has settled completely. The tradition wants that after its consumption, one overturns the cup on the saucer to read the future in the patterns left by coffee grounds.

Finnish coffee: the most original!

Probably one of the most original cafes for the French that we are. The Kaffeost is a recipe born in Kainuu, Finland. This coffee consists of a coffee mixed with cheese cubes traditional Finnish.

Once the coffee is drunk, we taste the melted cheese with a spoon. A surprising tradition from northern Europe that does not lack originality!

Greek coffee: drink it all day long

Greek coffee is made in a small copper saucepan called Briki, wide at the bottom, narrower at the top and with a long straight handle. It is essential that the Briki is narrower at the top as this allows the coffee to boil quickly.

The coffee used is a specially ground coffee that is sugared at the time of preparation according to its taste. Greek coffee can be served in 4 different ways:

  • Sketos: sugar free
  • Metrios: medium, slightly sweet
  • Varys glykos: strong and very sweet
  • Glykos vrastos: very sweet and boiled

This type of coffee is very often accompanied by Turkish delight, small cookies or candied fruit.

Stay Connected! In a future article, we will show you how coffee is savored on the 4 other continents: America, Asia, Africa and Oceania will be in the spotlight!

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All about the decaffeination process

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Can't do without coffee and want to cut down on caffeine? Decaffeinated is the ideal solution. It is an alternative to traditional coffee that will allow you to fully enjoy the taste of coffee, without consuming too much caffeine.

more do you know how to get decaffeinated coffee? What are the different decaffeination methods that exist? Discover the main techniques used to decaffeinate coffee while retaining its precious aromas.

Decaffeinated coffee: History of the decaffeination process

According to European legislation, a decaffeinated coffee is a roasted coffee in beans whose caffeine content ist equal to or less than 0,1%, or soluble coffee with a caffeine content equal to ou less than 0,3%. You will understand, the delicate process of decaffeination does not remove all the caffeine, but considerably reduces its content.

Also note that decaffeinated coffee does not necessarily rhyme with denatured coffee! The decaffeination process only acts on its caffeine content and not on its distinctive taste and aromas. Likewise, all varieties and origins of coffee retain their distinctive flavor.

 

The different decaffeination processes

There are three main methods of decaffeination where the extraction of caffeine is carried out through:

  • a solvent
  • a supercritical fluid (carbon dioxide)
  • some water

Decaffeination with solvents

Extraction via an organic solvent involves the use of chemical elements, but have no fear, regulations exist and ensure the responsible use of these products. Indeed, the percentage of chemical solvents remaining on the coffee beans is minimal.

In the case of solvent decaffeination, the coffee beans are subjected to a steam bath so as to increase their porosity and their contact surface. Thus, the grains will begin to swell, it is at this very moment that they are immersed in a water bath, to which a chemical solvent will have been previously added. Commonly, the most widely used products are dichloromethane and ethyl acetate, they are the ones that make it possible to extract caffeine.

Carbon dioxide decaffeination

La carbon dioxide decaffeination supercritical is a more modern and technical process. Like the solvent method, the coffee beans are subjected to a steam bath to increase their volume and facilitate the penetration of carbon dioxide. It is thanks to an environment pressurized to 250 bars and to the elements that make up carbon dioxide that caffeine dissolves.

Water decaffeination without chemicals

It is also possible to obtain decaffeinated coffee using natural distillation without chemicals. Natural methods simply refer to all the processes that do not incorporate chemical solvents. Committed to a consumer approach that respects the environment, this is naturally the method that we have chosen to follow at Kabioca.

Decaffeination with water is definitely the longest method, but also the most environmentally friendly. During this technique, the green grains are immersed in water for about ten hours. Since caffeine is naturally soluble in water, the latter will gradually take on caffeine and thus extract almost all of the beans. Subsequently, the soaking water should be passed through an activated carbon filter, which will collect the caffeine. The remaining water will be reinjected into the bath and this circuit will be repeated until the desired concentration of caffeine is obtained.

If you would like to know more about our manufacturing processes for your natural and biodegradable coffee capsules, feel free to send us your message via our contact form. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

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Go behind the scenes of an order preparation of Kabioca capsules

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Kabioca opens the doors of its partner warehouse located in Normandy

It has been 2 years now that we launched our range de Organic & compostable coffee capsules, What roads we travelled ever since !

Since the launch of our Nespresso compatible capsules, it's a total of 550 coffee capsules that have been delivered to our customers, thus allowing save the equivalent of 2 tonnes of aluminum in total. A great feat that would never have been possible without your support and your commitment. We wanted to thank you.  

Thus, we have decided to open the doors of our Normand warehouse to you and present the process of processing an order within Kabioca.

This way the visit!

Our warehouse in Alizay in Normandy

This visit begins in our warehouse. Located in the Eure department, 1 hour north of Paris, Kabioca has a large warehouse with a surface area of ​​25 m² to store all Nespresso capsules that we offer you for purchase on our website.

Preparing your order

Once your order is made on our website, it is automatically transferred and processed by our teams on site, who immediately start preparing your package.

You will find that our warehouse is vast: it takes an excellent organization and knowledge of it on the part of our team, in order to locate and recover the capsule boxes of your order among the many packages stored in the warehouse.

Once your products have been collected by our team, they are all carefully repackaged in a new package, in order to be well protected throughout the journey to your home. But the journey of your Kabioca capsule boxes don't stop there. There remains the final stage of transporting the package from our warehouse to the delivery point indicated during your order.

All we have to do then is go to the nearby post office, in order to drop off all the orders for the day. Colissimo will then take care of delivering your package either to your home or to a relay point depending on the choice you made during your purchase. A few days later you can finally enjoy our delicious coffee.

A reduced ecological impact

Kabioca & Colissimo are committed to adopting a strong ecological approach via several actions carried out upstream:

  • Cardboard packaging all made from recycled and recyclable papers.
  • The use of ecological adhesive rolls made from kraft paper and natural glue.
  • Favor the zero paper. : you will not find any transport document or invoice in your package. These are made available to you in dematerialized format on your online customer account.
  • For the transport of your package, our partner Colissimo has adopted a 100% carbon neutral solution.

Kabioca, a responsible company, concerned and aware of its responsibilities, favors a local approach in order to minimize the carbon footprint of our organic coffee capsules

There you go, now you know the other side of Kabioca order preparations :)

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