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August 24, 2021

Enjoying great coffee while you’re travelling

August 9, 2021

A guide to brewing larger volumes of coffee at home

July 27, 2021

Cleaning your coffee brewer at home

June 28, 2021

Coffee grinder burrs: What should home consumers look for?

June 23, 2021

Choosing the best paper filter for your pour over coffee

November 23, 2021

Which filter coffee brewing method is best for you? Six years on

The coffee industry evolves, and as it does, so too do the most popular filter coffee brewing techniques. Keeping up with the ever-growing list of brewers and updated extraction techniques can be overwhelming. To help with this, we published a filter brewing method guide in 2015. It focused on recipes for four different brewing methods – including the AeroPress and V60 – and looked at how they affect coffee flavour.… read more

The coffee industry evolves, and as it does, so too do the most popular filter coffee brewing techniques. Keeping up with the ever-growing list of brewers and updated extraction techniques can be overwhelming. To help with this, we published a… read more

November 23, 2021

Which filter coffee brewing method is best for you? Six years on

The coffee industry evolves, and as it does, so too do the most popular filter coffee brewing techniques. Keeping up with the ever-growing list of...

August 24, 2021

Enjoying great coffee while you’re travelling

Time and time again, people have said it can be difficult to get their hands on a good cup of coffee when they’re travelling. If...

August 9, 2021

A guide to brewing larger volumes of coffee at home

Brewing larger volumes of coffee at home can be challenging. As you increase your brew weight, you need to correspondingly tweak other variables, including your...

July 27, 2021

Cleaning your coffee brewer at home

The quality of home-brewed coffee depends on a huge number of different factors, from the consistency of your grind to the temperature of your water....

June 28, 2021

Coffee grinder burrs: What should home consumers look for?

For home baristas, a coffee grinder is an important investment, and making an informed decision when you buy is important. The home grinder market has...

June 23, 2021

Choosing the best paper filter for your pour over coffee

Paper filters have a reputation for giving your cup of coffee a cleaner and more vibrant flavour when compared to filters made from other materials,...

May 10, 2021

Why are some coffee beans harder to grind than others?

There are many things brewers should consider when grinding coffee, including origin, roast profile, processing method, and brew method. Each should inform just how coarse...

November 3, 2020

How Does Your Dripper Material Affect Your Pour Over Coffee?

For as long as people have brewed pour over coffee, they have argued about drippers. Flat bottom or conical, the best size, choosing the right...

October 2, 2020

Which Type Of Home Coffee Machine Is Right For You?

There are so many different types of home coffee machine out there on the market. For those who don’t have experience using them, it can...

September 10, 2020

What’s The Difference Between Americano And Filter Coffee?

To people who don’t know too much about coffee, a cup of filter coffee may look the same as a coffee shop americano. However, the...

September 8, 2020

How Have Hand Grinders Evolved?

Ask any experienced coffee brewer about essential equipment for home brewing and sooner or later, they’ll tell you to invest in a grinder.  As many...

August 20, 2020

Enjoying Coffee While Going Back To Work

Covid-19 means the world as we know it has changed, and that means coffee consumption has, too. In May, there was an astounding 5,380% increase...

August 13, 2020

Improving Your French Press Coffee Brewing

The French press (or cafetière) is one of the world’s oldest and most popular brewing devices. It’s affordable, easy to use, and generally quite consistent,...

August 6, 2020

Using The Right Grind Size For Your Brewing Method: An Experiment

Trained baristas know the importance of selecting the right grind size for different brewing methods. In fact, most coffee shops regularly recalibrate their grinders throughout...

July 30, 2020

How To Take Your Pour Over Brewing To The Next Level

Brewers should be curious and adventurous when making pour over coffee. For those already equipped with a scale, grinder, thermometer, stopwatch, and a few expert-approved...

May 12, 2020

Coffee grinders: What’s the difference between conical & flat burr grinders?

Coffee grinders are one of the most important pieces of coffee equipment you’ll own, whether you’re a café owner or a home brewer. A poor-quality...