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November 24, 2021

Cleaning and maintaining your coffee grinder

It’s no understatement to say that the grinder is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any coffee brewing setup. Without a high-quality grinder, it’s difficult to achieve even grind size distribution, which will in turn affect the quality of your extraction. But no matter how powerful your grinder is, cleaning and maintenance will be vital to making sure you get the best out of it. By regularly… read more

It’s no understatement to say that the grinder is one of the most important pieces of equipment in any coffee brewing setup. Without a high-quality grinder, it’s difficult to achieve even grind size distribution, which will in turn affect the… read more

November 26, 2018

Is A Fine Grind Better For French Press Coffee?

French press brewing is one of the most simple and inexpensive methods to prepare coffee. Even a complete newcomer to coffee can follow the method...

November 22, 2018

Coffee Extraction & How It Helps Create The Perfect Cup

Are you looking to improve your cup of coffee? It might be easier than you think. By understanding coffee extraction, you can better control the...

October 25, 2018

Understanding Single Origin, Single Farm & Micro/Nano Lot Coffee

Quality, traceability, direct trade, fairer prices, exotic profiles, experimental processing: these are just a few of the positive things associated with single origin and micro...

September 3, 2018

From Seed to Cup: How Do Producers Grow Coffee?

An espresso: 20–30 ml of delicious coffee. It takes just minutes to drink it. But it takes years to produce it. From carefully selecting and...

August 31, 2018

Discovering The History of The Espresso Machine at MUMAC, Italy

Is there anything more recognizably Italian than an espresso? Last month, I boarded a plane with one mission in mind: to learn more about the...

August 24, 2018

Get to Know The Coffee Plant

When we sip on that delicious latte or filter brew, it’s easy to forget that our favorite drink comes from a coffee plant. Yet millions...

August 17, 2018

Coffee Varieties Debunked: Why Not All Geshas Taste The Same

Not all Chardonnays taste the same. And the same is true for coffee varieties. Take a Gesha from Panama and a Gesha from Ethiopia: they...

June 15, 2018

How Grind Size Can Help You Brew Better-Tasting Coffee

So, you want your coffee to taste even more delicious, sweet, and balanced. You want that incredible aroma and lingering aftertaste. And you want this...

May 16, 2018

Acidic Coffees: A Brew & Roast Guide

Acidity is a revered but contentious attribute in specialty coffee. Loved by third wave consumers and prized by competition judges, it’s also often a cause...

March 29, 2018

What Do Coffees From Around The World Taste Like – & Why?

Colombia or Brazil? Kenya or Ethiopia? Indonesia or Thailand? Which country to choose from, but does it even matter? That last question is easy to...

March 23, 2018

What Is Terroir and How Does It Affect Your Coffee?

Terroir: we hear it more and more often when talking about coffee. But what does this mysterious word mean? What does it have to do...

March 16, 2018

How to Understand The Label on Your Bag of Roasted Coffee

So you want to buy delicious roasted coffee to drink at home – but purchasing coffee can be tricky, especially with so much information on...

March 8, 2018

Women in The Coffee Industry: What You Should Know

When it comes to women in the coffee industry, sometimes it’s easier to list what we don’t know rather than what we do know. Information...

March 2, 2018

Coffee Brew Ratios: What You Need to Know

Coffee, in its simplest form, is ground beans and water. What determines whether we get a complex, balanced and aromatic coffee or a sour or...

February 12, 2018

How to brew better coffee at home

So, you want to make better, more delicious, and more aromatic coffee? You’re in the right place. Learning how to brew better coffee doesn’t need...

February 9, 2018

What Is Coffee? The 5 Faces of Our Favourite Drink

Coffee: it’s an intrinsic part of our world. For many people, it starts their day. It appears at business meetings and lunch breaks, first dates...