Do Hot Drinks Really Warm You Up?

We must admit that whenever something goes wrong we head to the kettle and grab a coffee. Not only does coffee have many *magical* qualities, giving your body that much-needed boost, it can make you feel a lot happier or more at ease. With the winter chill well under way we’ve been drinking even more […]

What is Bulletproof Coffee?

There’s a brand new coffee fad in town that we’re sure you’ll be interested in! This new coffee craze sounds like the ultimate coffee, they’re calling it ‘bulletproof coffee’ or ‘paleo coffee’. What the devils is that? you’re thinking. Let’s start by saying it doesn’t give you any superman-like powers; it seemingly adds to the positive effects that coffee can have, which we’re sure you’ve read about in our previous blogs. […]

Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover in Your Life

Everybody has a friend that’s a massive coffee-lover. They’re the one who is pretty much always bouncing off the walls and simply can’t function without their morning cuppa. You know, the one who always wants to meet at Starbucks and they probably spend much more time there than they do at home, all the staff knows him or her by name too, jeez. Anyway, with the holidays coming up we’ve gathered a few great gift ideas for the coffee lover. […]

10 Reasons Why You Need To Drink Coffee (part 2)

Coffee has so many beneficial properties that it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular drinks in the Western diet. At Ionia Espresso we sell commercial coffee machines across Glasgow, to make sure you have your coffee fix, wherever you are! Continue reading part two of our article for more reasons why you need to drink coffee. […]

10 Reasons Why You Need To Drink Coffee (part 1)

A cup to wake you up in the morning, a couple of cups to get you through the day at work, a cup to de-stress when you get home…No matter how often you drink coffee we’ve compiled a list of ten reasons why coffee is good for you. If you don’t drink coffee then start today! At Ionia Espresso we sell commercial coffee machines across Glasgow, to make sure you have your coffee fix, wherever you are! […]

How to set up a coffee shop business

Have you ever been sat in a coffee shop enjoying a freshly brewed cappuccino and thought to yourself “hey, I could do this… how hard could it be?” As the UK falls more and more in love with coffee, and quaint little coffee shops are popping up all over town, who could blame you for wanting a piece of the action… […]

How and when to clean your espresso machine

Running a busy coffee shop means that your espresso machine sees a lot of action each day, so it’s important to keep it clean. A dirty machine could impair the taste of your espresso, and may eventually lead to breakdowns. Maintaining a good cleaning routine is important for overall kitchen hygiene, as well as enabling you to produce great coffee every time. […]

7 things you can do with used coffee grounds

After everything that a coffee bean has been through, from tree to cup, why should its journey end just because you’ve ground it down and brewed the flavour out of it? Used coffee grounds actually have a number of uses so don’t throw them away just yet, try some of these tips… […]

What does your coffee say about you?

There are so many ways in which you can enjoy your coffee, from a milky latte to a strong shot of espresso, but did you know that the way you take your coffee could be revealing clues about your personality to others? […]

5 Coffee myths busted

As the most widely used ‘drug’ on the planet, there are a lot of urban myths about coffee! But how many of them are true? As coffee lovers, we wanted to find out more about these coffee myths and sort out the fact from the fiction… […]