What are coffee distribution tools and do you need one?

Also known as espresso distribution tools, coffee distribution tools allow you to spread ground coffee evenly inside a portafilter. These tools can be used by both home baristas and professionals. They promise to improve an espresso-making routine as well as make it more consistent. Wondering whether you should invest in one of these nifty tools? …

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What is Geisha coffee (and why is it so expensive)?

Geisha coffee is known to be one of the best and most expensive coffees in the world. Chances are that if you’re into specialty coffee you’ve come across or heard about this variety in different coffee shops. But what makes Geisha so great and what does it taste like? Read on as we take a …

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How to make greek coffee

Coffee is a way of life for people in Greece. The drink plays a major role in its society and it is an important part of the country’s culture. Traditional coffee from Greece requires an ibrik or cezve (a special coffee pot with a long handle) as well as coffee beans that have been finely …

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How to Dial in Espresso

The perfect espresso should have the correct balance of sweetness, acidity and a smooth finish. This is achieved by dialling in. Dialling in helps extract the correct amount of soluble flavour in the coffee. But, without the appropriate experience or knowledge, dialling in can be a frustrating task. Knowing how to dial is a must …

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A Guide to Aeropress Grind Size

The Aeropress coffee maker is hailed across the specialty coffee world as one of the best ways to brew coffee. It’s simple, portable, and brews delicious full-bodied coffee that rivals most other brewing methods. But this amazing little gadget does have a few drawbacks: it requires some trial and error with the grind size and …

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Coffee grind size Chart and Guide

No matter how good your coffee beans are, the wrong grind size can mean you never achieve a consistent and accurate flavour profile. But how do you know which grind size is the correct one for your favourite brewing method? In the guide below, we compare the grind size for different brewing methods, outline the …

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Iced latte vs Iced coffee: What’s the Difference?

Iced coffee and iced latte are two of the most popular coffee orders on hot summer days. They are refreshing, delicious, and provide that much-welcomed caffeine hit. So what’s the difference between the two, how do you order one at a coffee shop, and how do you make one at home? In the guide below, …

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How to Make Iced Coffee – Top 3 Methods

There’s no denying how refreshing a cup of iced coffee can be on a hot day. What’s more, iced coffee ensures you don’t need to forgo your caffeine kick when the weather warms up. Luckily, with a few simple pieces of coffee gear (and some freshly roasted beans), you can make delicious iced coffee from your …

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Brazilian Coffee: All you Need to Know

Brazil is one of the world’s largest producers of coffee for both Robusta and Arabica beans, being responsible for around 40% of global coffee production. If you’re into specialty coffee, you will have come across many varieties from Brazil. Not only is Brazilian single-origin very popular, but beans from Brazil are also present in many …

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A Guide to Ethiopian coffee

Ethiopia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world and a mainstay on specialty coffee menus around the globe. Chances are that if you’re into single-origin coffee, you’ve come across a fair few varieties from Ethiopia. But what makes Ethiopian coffee so great and what varieties should you look out for? Read on …

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