Twilight over Austria's Grossglockner

Four Mountains and a Volcano

This week here at Brew News Bermuda we’re all about the high-level, altitude-attitude, emphasis on elevation coffees themselves so we’ve globetrotted all the way from Grossglockner in the Austrian Alps to Central and South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific to bring you this week’s fantastic feature flavours.

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Wolfgang Puck GO BOLD Realcups

The Puck Stops Here

Wolfgang Puck true or false: He’s Austrian-flavoured, like almost everything else here at Brew News this month.  At press time he was tied with Rachel Ray’s $75,000,000 net worth, or, as he’d probably rather, the fourth richest chef in the world.  Everyone says his favourite things on earth are macaroons. His favourite things are macarons.  You can learn how to make […]

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Sachertorte, fork and napkin from Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria

Sachertorte – Austria’s national chocolate cake

Possibly the best chocolate cake in the world! Apricot jam, three kinds of chocolate and centuries of European money — a great recipe for any story The trail of this heavenly, whipped cream-crowned creation meanders all the way back to the early 17th century through revolutions, family feuds and “torte wars.” An almost accidental creation […]

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Black and white photograph of animal artists painting at the Jardin des Plantes, Paris. From the magazine "L'Illustration", 7 August 1902.

The Panther — In Jardin des Plantes, Paris

His gaze, going past those bars, has got so misted with tiredness, it can take in nothing more. He feels as though a thousand bars existed, and no more world beyond them than before. Those supple powerful paddings, turning there in tiniest of circles, well might be the dance of forces round a centre where […]

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Black and white barista photo between two hoppers of coffee beans, a Dark Italian Roast K-Cup graphic and the logo

Fall in love with three Italians in under four minutes

— After an entire month of Lavazza in Torino, Nespresso in capsules and Napoli and other Vimeo shorts, here’s a four-minute read about three Italian hidden gems at As is the case with most Italians, Dark Italian Roast from Eight O’Clock has a little extra sweetness, is a little less acidic and possibly even […]

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Bologna library wire protected old books

Italy’s Famous Five Missing Letters

unFamous Italian Fact Numero Uno From the view above, atop 900-year old Prendiparte Tower in Bologna (yep, the birthplace of Bolognese) you can see that Pisa does not have the only leaning tower in the country. Bologna’s two leaning towers, Asinelli and Garisenda, are two of at least nine others. If you’re keen on things that lean, here’s Slow […]

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Francesca Lavazza

Buongiorno Bermuda

We thought we’d start this edition of Brew News, our third week featuring Italy and our Italian selections, with one minute and one second of passion with Francesca Lavazza, great granddaughter of Luigi Lavazza, founder of the company that bears his name. [vimeo 120574714 w=960 h=540]   … The next four don’t: AND they are all available […]

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Post Impressionist painter Henri Martin's, "Cultivation of the Vines," an Italian landscape of Italian men cultivating rows of young grape vines

from The Georgics Book II, lines 328-345

Then are the trackless copses alive with the trilling of birds, And the beasts look for love, their hour come round again: Lovely the earth in labour, under a tremulous west wind The fields unbosom, a mild moisture is everywhere. Confident grows the grass, for the young sun will not harm it; The shoots of […]

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Two hands holding fizzing sparklers in the dark


Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.” — Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President Modern Oats 5 berry is a nutrient-packed and antioxidant-rich, very, very berry blend of juicy blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, and raspberries PLUS California almonds and pecans. You can go two ways with this breakfast or break fusion: find the flavour connection […]

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Two Rainbow Lorikeets "kissing"

French kissing and roasting

French Lesson #1 – French Roasting: One sunny summer afternoon back in July of 1789 a few overheated tempers on the outskirts of Paris scorched the Bastille, sparked the French Revolution and ever since that fateful day, coffee that is roasted just to the point before it catches fire is considered to be “French Roast.” Now you know! And unless your European History Major exam is […]

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