There are many varieties of barley (with many uses in the farming industry as well as in the food and drink industry). Orzo Coffee is made with a specific variety of barley, orzo mondo (hulless or naked barley). Naked barley differs from covered barley in that the grains thresh freely from the outer covers.
This variety is usually is usually seeded in early spring in the Veneto Region - to avoid the cold winter - and is ready to harvest in early summer.
As you can see below, orzo is almost ready for harvest in the fields of Veneto region as the rich soil and warm sunny days have performed their natural magic!
Once harvested the seeds of barley will be dried and stored and ready to be roasted and grounded to produce our lovely orzo coffee.
There are plenty of reasons to take a trip to Petersfield on the 23rd and 24th of June as the Petersfield Food Festival takes place.
Orzo♥Coffee will be there, and if you need any, here are 6 extra reasons to come and find our stall:
1) Taste and enjoy Orzo♥Coffee
At the Festival you will be able to sample our freshly brewed Orzo♥Coffee and taste the smooth and nutty aroma.
Orzo♥Coffee can be enjoyed by everybody*: adults, children and mums-to-be at any time of the day.
*Allergy advice: contains gluten
2) Find out about the tradition of 'orzo' in Italy
Orzo (the Italian word for barley) has been grown in Italy for centuries.
There is also a well-established tradition of toasting orzo in rural Italy as a coffee substitute.
At the Festival you can see our historic tostaorzo (see photo) from 1900 circa, used by farmers to roast the barley an the stove.
3) Buy Orzo♥Coffee
Of course at the Festival you will be able to buy our Orzo♥Coffee at a special Festival price.
You will be able to buy:
- Orzo♥Coffee Originale (Italian organic ground roasted barley) brew it like ground coffee
- Orzo♥Coffee Pronto (Instant soluble organic barley), simply add hot water or hot milk
4) Pick up your Orzo♥Coffee bookmark
Come and collected your Orzo♥Coffee bookmark, they are free and they are a nice reminder, if you get lost in a book: time to put the kettle on!
5) Get you FREE Orzo♥Coffee Bag
Buy any two Orzo♥Coffee products and you will be given for FREE* an eco-friendly jute shopping bag!
*Retail value £2
6) Come and meet us!
If you bought Orzo♥Coffee before or simply like our products, come and say hi, we would love to meet you. There is no corporation behind Orzo♥Coffee just two smiley faces in love with Orzo♥Coffee .
We have received so many requests from Orzo♥Coffee lovers in London wanting to try a warm mug of barley coffee and we are now happy to let you know that Orzo♥Coffee is now available in London!
You will be able to find both Orzo♥Coffee Originale (organic ground roasted barley) and Orzo♥Coffee Pronto (organic instant soluble barley) when you visit John, Gillian and Yannis at EARTH natural foods at 200 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AE (follow this link for travel direction Find Us/Parking).
Their phone number is 020 7482 221
An remember, after you have made yours a lovely mug of Orzo♥Coffee take a photo or write a review and you can enter our monthly competition
We really love to hear from you and we love to know about how you like to drink your Orzo Coffee, where you like to drink it and who you drink it with ... a little bit of orzo gossip :-)
So we are having a monthly competition* during 2012 open to orzo coffee lovers.
E-mail us a comment, a short story, a review or even a photo of your orzo coffee experience and every month we will select one winner among the entries to our competition. The winner will be able to choose a prize of their choice, amongst the following options:
♥ A bag of orzo coffee (either ground roasted or instant);
♥ An eco-friendly Orzo Coffee jute bag;
♥ A £5 donation to a charity of your choice (must be a UK registered charity)
Read more to find out about the Terms and Conditions of this competition
in this blog you will find some curiosities, updates and events ...so treat yourself to a lovely cup of Orzo & enjoy the reading!