Koop er 1, krijg er 1 GRATIS
Koop er 1, krijg er 1 GRATIS

£1000 Annual Student Scholarship

Hello there from us - the Coffee Mate!

Let’s introduce ourselves. Firstly, we are coffee lovers who supply high-quality coffee machines, and we are an excellent example of successful business. We have clients in over 9 countries, and we could truly say that we know the rocky road to success, and how long it usually takes. Especially for students, it might take ages to reach certain goals, that’s why we’re happy to financially support one student’s dream with £1000 Annual Creative Scholarship for any U.S. or E.U. student. All you need to do is to show your creativity! More details below.

DEADLINE:  2018-12-31

Who can apply?

A person who currently has a legal student status in our Universities and Colleges partner list.

How to apply?

Press the button “APPLY”, then enter your personal details and upload an essay. The essay must comply the following conditions:

  • Original content and text
  • At least 700 words length
  • At least one keyword: coffee, coffee machines, coffee maker, coffee beans, coffee capsules, coffee pads
  • The topic – independently chosen subject
  • Format – fee format, can be educational or creative writing

The most creative and original essay will be selected by The Coffee Mate's Content Marketing department.

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Winner of 2018 scholarship


"I did not except to win at all! Although, I love writing and coffee is one of my inspirations. 🙂 I‘m very happy because this opportunity will allow me to dedicate more time to my studies and deepen my knowledge. Thank you for the opportunity."

You can find the scholars work bellow.

Coffee drinking rituals: from ancient world to World War II


During the World War II most of German soldiers were carrying inseparable part of equipage – coffee grinder. Grinder was small, fitted for transportation. Iron box with a handle on top and the tankage down below was fitted for quick assembling and dismantling on sight. Europeans love for coffee was so strong that the lack of steel after the war ended, didn‘t stopped manufacturing of coffee grinders and coffee roasters. While dealing with the problem of lack of steel, the part of ammunition was melted down and remade to coffee making equipment.


The meaning of coffee in different cultures is revealed in coffee museum located in Dubai, where visitors can get to now with different cultures coffee brewing traditions and try for themselves different rituals of coffee making.

Visitors of the museum can see how coffee beans are roasted and brewed to coffee. Processing of coffee is shown with the historical and recent technologies. While visiting the museum you can get to now coffee made by different methods and technologies and while tasting find out the differences of coffee brewed in various methods.

Museum holds human size coffee grinding machine with carriage wheel size handle from Great Britain. This coffee grinding machine belonged to 18 century British monarch. Museum also holds the exhibits from Osman Empire. Here you can find few grinders and roasters, which dates back 600 years.

In some source are mention, that the first coffee house in Europe was opened in Viena. Coffee brewing euipments in this coffee house was stripped away from Osman empire soldiers, while defending city walls.

Some of coffee grinding machines is decorated by historical, authentical elements. Museum holds even rare features, adopted specially for woman. These machines was made by installing additional leg, witch eases machine’s bending towards the ground, for pouring coffee beans into it.

Museum combines past with the present. Visitors can witness coffee making and drinking rituals from Ethiopia, Egypt, Arab, Bedouin and Turkey regions. While visiting the museum you can try almost all coffee tasting rituals from all over the globe.

Big part of the museum is dedicated to coffee researches. The study center library holds wide collection of rare books and documents.

Up to these days the beginning of coffee history is the question of discussion and holds a lot of different versions. The most popular version tells that coffee drinking traditions began in the highlands in Ethiopia hundreds years ago. Herdsman, looking out for goats, noticed that after eating berries, from at that time unknown tree his heard became hyperactive. Stories tells that herdsman, driven by curiosity, tasted these berries himself, and unexpectedly felt the wave of energy, and upcoming night - wasn‘t able to sleep.

In addition to various coffee history versions, a lot of first coffee making stories exists also.

One story tells that a wife of a herdsman threw berries on to fire, and in that way roasted them. Then she crushed them and poured with hot water. Other versions states that herdsman brought coffee berries to saints man, witch stating that this is a drug, threw it into the fire. When berries was roasting in fire, the sweet scent, these days known to everyone, filled the room. Berries roasted in the fire, latter was grinded and poured with hot water. In that way the first coffee drink was created. Nowadays it‘s raw materials in world market is in the second place after oil.

Stories tell that, coffee was a drink of monasteries. Monks, used this drink to keep them sharp while they prayed during the night. Coffee road from Ethiopia came to Yemen, where Muslims also used this drink as a help for praising their gods. Exactly In Yemen, for the first time this drink was named – Coffee.

Harbor of Mocha, located in Yemen, was the main point of coffee export in this region. From the mane of this harbor, came the name of well-known Moca coffee.

Coffee as we known today, started to spread from Arab, turkey nations and only later reached Europe and the rest of the world. African, Asian, Central and South American, Caribbean coffee three plantations, and its varieties of coffee trees are tracing to ancient coffee forests in Ethiopia.