Blog & News

New Batch of Caffe Velo Verde Cycle Shirts arriving in June

We have new batches of our cycle shirts being produced currently in Italy and they will be arriving in mid June with a little luck!

The new ladies colour shirts and the original designs will both be arriving.

You can reserve a shirt from our web sales link below

 

 

Please Click Below to order

 

https://caffe-velo-verde.onlineweb.shop/

 

 

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Amicus 13 Promote BC Road Races

Tom Jacques of Amicus 13 has sent us details of a road race they are promoting……

https://www.facebook.com/events/420806888482499/

This race is part of the East Midlands Mid Week Racing Series. The race takes place on a closed traffic free purpose built Circuit just down the A46 at New College in Leicester. Open to all to entry however priority will go to EMMR affiliated clubs/riders. To enquire about becoming affiliated, please go to the
EMMR facebook page: East Midlands Midweek Racing

2 Races per evening.

18:45 – Cat 3/4
19:45 – Cat 2/3

Enter online ( Entry Closes Tue, 14th May)

2019https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/196313/EMMR-New-College-Leicester-Promoted-by-Amicus-13

Opening Hours April / May

We will be closed on Thursdays during May . Opening hours will be -;

Friday 9.30 – 3.00

Saturday and Sunday 9.30 – 3.30

We are currently recruiting and training additional staff and will review Thursday opening once that process is complete .

See you soon

CVV Saturday Barista’s Social Ride – March 9th

Join us for a social ride from Caffe Velo Verde on Saturday 9th March.   Many customers have been asking us to organise a ride … so here we are !

The chance to ride with some different people – easy social pace – 25-30 miles starting and finishing from the coffee shop.

It will be a non drop ride – all welcome.  !

 

Hope you can join us – leaving from CVV at 11.30am!

 

Cup of Excellence and Coffee Grading !

In the geeky world of coffee is something called the Cup of Excellence…… but what is it?


The Cup of Excellence is an annual competition held in several countries with the aim of identifying the highest quality coffees produced. It is organised by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence and has the unique feature that the winning coffees are graded and sold in Internet Auctions .
The concept helps to develop methodologies for the creation of new “gourmet” or high-quality speciality coffees that are of a very high grade.
The Cup of Excellence competition has been likened to the ‘Oscars’ of the coffee world’. As part of the competition, all the coffees are tested several times to make sure that a result isn’t just a freak and to prove a consistency.
Also linked to this is the SCA Rating for coffees. The SCA is the Speciality Coffee Association which is a trade body which has members from coffee farmers right through to roasters and baristas. Members are based all around the globe encompassing every element of the coffee trade. The SCA is a unifying force in the coffee industry and through its efforts works make coffee better by raising standards worldwide and helping trading of coffee to be fair and sustainable whilst maintaining and improving quality.
To help with this coffees are graded using a numbered scale. Coffees scoring 80 or more are classed as speciality . as you may expect in the super geek level of coffee the process for grading is very detailed and the system scores the coffee including aspects such as fragrance, aroma, flavour, aftertaste , acidity, body and sweetness to arrive at an overall score . Basically any coffee with a score intop 80’s and 90’s is going to be good * *as long as its brewed well!


At Caffe Velo Verde you may have seen us brewing recently using V60 pour over filters which is a fabulous way to brew high grade speciality coffees. Brewing using this method allows you to taste the coffee fully without milk and its textures to get in the way. The pour over filter gives a really clean tasting brew and you can fully appreciate the subtle taste flavours whether they be a fruitiness or chocolate tones. Once your palette develops and you begin to fully appreciate the tastes this is a brilliant way to drink speciality coffee.

Over the coming weeks we will be introducing some new coffees to our range to enjoy brewed using the pour over method. There is visual theatre to this method as well as a world of tastes to explore.

The first #49 coffee will be a Rwandan coffee that scored very high and won a Cup of Excellence award….. We love it and are sure that you will too!

Our new #49 range of filter coffees will be arriving soon and we would love you to try them with us. For less than £30 we will also be able to kit you out with a V60 brew system to enable you to enjoy the same tastes at home – welcome to the world of specialist coffee!

Click here to receive our email news about the he latest coffees ….. You may even find you get a free coffee (yes really )

New Winter Opening Hours

With colder winter weather due please note we will be revising our opening hours until Spring is with us !

Our winter hours will now be;

 

Thursdays and Fridays 9.30 am – 3.00pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9.30am – 3.30 pm

 

Weekend mornings continue to be busy – so a reminder to groups and ride leaders – please let us know if you are visiting with more than 6 people or wish to book a table. We don’t wish to turn anyone away so please work with us to help us give you the best service we are able !

See you soon!

Team CVV

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