The cold brewed coffee method is possibly one of the easiest and most foolproof ways of brewing coffee. If you have been looking for a great base for your home made iced coffee's then read on to learn more about the cold brewed coffee method.Read More
Guide to Coffee provides information on everything there is to know about coffee, different styles of coffee, machines, espresso, drinks and more.
The Espresso Macchiato is a drink for the coffee lover. In this post we look into the difference between long and short macchiato's. The term Macchiato originates from Italy and means'marked' or 'stained'. So how does this relate to your coffee? Well a macchiato is traditionally a shot of espresso coffee with just a dash of steamed milk, served in a demitasse glass.Read More
Tamping is a critical and necessary step in the preparation of espresso coffee for a number of reasons. First it is important to explain a little about what in fact a tamp is. Tamps are available in many different sizes and shape, they are generally hand held, however some can be seen fitted to coffee grinders.Read More
The method that you use for storage of coffee beans is critical to ensure that you will be able to continue getting the freshest and best tasting drink. Coffee is just like any other fresh produce that you purchase as they get older if not stored correctly they will go stale, lose flavour and taste unimpressive. This post will look into a few of the key points to remember when storing coffee and how you can get the best out of those beans. The first thing to know is the biggest enemies of coffee. These are:Read More
The term 'stretching' milk is used to refer to the technique to heat and create a desired amount of foam for a milk based espresso drink. This post will explain a little about how to create the perfect latte, cappuccino or flat white through correctly steaming and stretching milk. To ensure you get the best results it is important to start with nicely chilled milk, followed by ensuring your milk pitcher is also cold.Read More
When it comes to espresso it all comes down to variables. Consistency is the key, without this every shot that you pull on your espresso machine will be different and theres nothing more frustrating than finally getting that great shot but not being able to replicate it.Read More
Roasters spend a lot of time and effort in developing the perfect cup of coffee, depending on the flavour profiles that they are looking to achieve. These flavour profiles are affected by many factors including the origin of the coffee and the type of roast chosen.Read More