Coffee

The Evolution and Global Impact of the Nespresso Machine: A Revolution in Coffee Consumption

I’ll be honest, as a bit of a coffee snob, I’ve always looked-down on the Nespresso machine. Largely due to ...
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We have a new sister site: neverplayed.co.uk

It’s been a little quiet here recently. Mostly due to just struggling for time to get things written-up. We’ve got ...

Quick Look: Coffee Talk

I think we all know by this stage that here at ninjarefinery.com, we love gaming and coffee. So a game ...

The coffee roasting process

When we buy coffee, we often read about flavours and roast profiles. Dark roasts, light roasts, medium roasts. Heck, a ...

A history of coffee in the UK

Coffee has a long and interesting history in the UK, dating back to the 16th century when it was first ...

How do they decaffeinate coffee?

Coffee is really popular around the world for its unique taste and stimulating effects, and a lot of us love ...
Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway!!

Happy ho-ho-holidays everyone! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s still a great time of year when friends, family and ...

Blog: Ninja Refinery Update

It's been a little while since anything has been posted up here. Not for lack of want, or even for ...
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Quick Sip: Cold Brew Coffee Guinness

It's no secret that here at ninjarefinery.com we love coffee. And whilst it's likely not as apparent, Guinness is good ...
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Java Update: Coffee on the road

Sometimes, you're out on the road, possibly hitting service stations on the motorway or even in the middle of an ...
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Java Update: Getting the best from your Aeropress

Man, do I love the Aeropress. A seemingly innocuous collaboration of two plastic tubes and a rubber stopper. How has ...

Review Ratings – Update

This is just a quick one but a worthwhile note on how ratings are changing a little here at Ninja ...
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Java Update: Coffee at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune – Hario V60

The hobby of home coffee-making can be a little bit snobbish, and people can get waaay too far into the ...

Ninja Refinery’s Best of 2021

I'll keep this relatively short, because all the work is done in the listing, reasoning and plotting-out of the best ...

Blog – Coffee changes

It's been a little while since any posts, but that's fine, it's in the name of progress behind the scenes ...

Blog – Small Changes

Nothing drastic going on here, in fact, nothing much going on, hence the update. I've tried to invest time in ...

Blog: Post 300!

It's been a little while since I've put anything up here. Although I have a lot of stuff half-written and ...
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Java Update – Crackd Coffee: G-Force

The third and final review of the Crackd coffee trilogy. G-Force, the dark roast. I love a dark roast coffee, ...
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Java Update – Crackd Coffee: Gamr

Number two in my review of the Crackd Coffee roasts. Gamr is up, and damn, it's a contender for one ...
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Java Update – Crackd Coffee: Focusd

Crackd Coffee is a UK coffee roaster, that roasts and sells gaming themed coffee’s! When I found a UK-based gaming-focused ...

Ninja Refinery 2021

I think it's fair to say that 2020 has been erm…..a substantial year. Global pandemic aside, I had a son ...
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Java Update – Tiki Tonga 232

I'll be honest, until I got a follow from Tiki Tonga Coffee Roasters on Instagram, I'd never heard of them ...
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The Cannonball Coffee Double

Cannonball Coffee are one of my favourite coffee companies, and recently I purchased a couple more of their roasts. The ...
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The Coffee Mate – Santa Petrona

The Coffee Mate were good enough to reach out not so long ago, and send me through two different bags ...
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Java Update: Cannonball Coffee

Cannonball time: It's easy to write coffee's-off as a gimmick when they focus on the "strongest ever" or "ultra-high caffeine" ...

Ninja Refinery 2020

A whole new decade is upon us! 2020 is going to see the release of the next generation of consoles, ...
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Nescafe Azera – Nitro Coffee

I'll be honest, if you say Nescafe I just think of "Gold Blend" and horrible freeze-dried coffee. It isn't for ...
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Quick sip: Costa Coffee in a can

Over the weekend I saw that Costa Coffee have released a range of canned, cold coffee drinks. Never one to ...

Keeping up with coffee and games

The past month has seen quite a drop in me creating and publishing posts. Not so much because I have ...
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Java Update: Percol – Protein Latte

Coffee drinks are always fun to try. The spin that people put them on generally boils down to new flavours, ...
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Monster Energy – Monster Espresso Drinks

In my lifelong quest to try the biggest variety of coffees and coffee-based drink, I often find myself taken aback ...
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Java update: Rave Coffee “The Italian Job”

Rave coffee is a name I've heard several times over the past couple of years, but I've never gotten around ...
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Java Update: Cornish Coffee “The Original”

When you think of coffee, you think perhaps of Italy or France? With the rise of single origin beans, you ...

Coffee: Mastering the Moka Pot

Until a little while ago, a Moka Pot wasn't something on my radar. That little stovetop kettle thing that you ...

Java update: Coffee Cola

Let's be fair, when you see the words "Coffee" and "Cola" bunched together, you'd perhaps expect them to be on ...

Java Update – Starbucks Cold Brew

I gave the Costa cold brew a bash and it was ok. How does the Starbucks attempt hold up? Pretty ...
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Java Update: Alpro Caffe – Coffee and Hazelnut

It's personal taste, but I think it's fair to say that the combination of coffee and hazelnut is a classic, ...

Java Update: Cold Brew at Costa

Cold Brew has been a pretty big deal in the past couple of years, with every man and their dog ...

Java Update: Bay Bank – The Baytown Coffee Company

Frankly, it's embarrassing how long it's taken me to get this review together. Not only did The Baytown Coffee Company ...

Java Update: Baytown Coffee Company – Christmas Blend

One of the best coffee findings in recent years is that there is a relatively local (North Yorkshire) coffee roaster ...

Java Update: Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso (in a can….)

My coffee coverage is going to improve, I've got bags of beans to get through, but I don't rush the ...

Getting back into the swing of things

2018 has seen a pretty slow content-feed so far.  With the Christmas break, work, a holiday and doing a part-time ...

Trying something new

Now I've gone past 100 posts published, I've started to see some patterns in what I'm doing. That's no bad ...

100 published posts!

It's perhaps no major event to most, but here at Ninja Refinery, it's a big deal! Starting off as killthekage.com ...

Coffee Review – Loading Coffee

I've waited for the right coffee to hit me for the first review on here. Sure, any coffee would be ...

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

I love coffee, simple as that. I brew and grind and try every bean and blend that I can get ...