by Matthew Spear

10 Need To Know Tips for Freshers 

10 Need To Know Tips for Freshers 

So I wrote this article about a year ago after finishing my foundation year and having experienced living in halls. I can remember back to this time last year as the final preparations, lists, IKEA and shopping trips played out.

This is a list of things I can recommend to people heading to university / college this term. As the first couple of months of university life played out there were a few items I kept exclaiming “This is so useful!” It isn’t an exhaustive list so feel free to comment below and help a fellow fresher (or student) out with some of your advice!!

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Why Roast Your Own Coffee?

Why Roast Your Own Coffee?

Following on from last week’s TED Tuesday post, I mentioned that I had jumped into the world of home roasting.

After watching the video I was sold and started my research. I ended up getting a ‘Whirley Pop Popcorn Maker’ which so happens to make a great coffee roasting drum. Additionally, it can make some excellent popcorn!popcorn-maker_300 +back 2

A cheaper alternative to a stove-top popcorn maker comes in the form of your standard pan or wok, although it is said to be hard to master and produce a less even roast.

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