A Guide to the Different Types of Coffee Beans

All coffee beans come from the Coffea coffee plant. The plant produces fruit-like coffee cherries which each contain two coffee beans. The Coffea genus branches into different varietals that are part of the same species but differ in characteristics such as the colour of the coffee cherry, height, density and how resistant they are to …

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How to steam or froth milk for coffee

Fat, protein, and lactose are the three main components of milk. To create the perfect micro-foam milk for coffee, these components need to work together with applied temperature to produce a result that is smooth and consistent in texture. The more protein milk has, the more stable it will be when you froth or steam. …

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The Best gifts for coffee lovers in Australia

Looking for the perfect gift for the coffee obsessed person in your life? To help you in your search, we’ve put together a list of gifts for coffee lovers that are guaranteed to please. These coffee gifts will all work well for brewing beginners through to enthusiasts or coffee professionals. From coffee makers to coffee …

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How to make a long black Coffee

Not to be confused with a Lungo (an espresso shot that has been extracted for a longer period, weighing about 60ml), the Long Black combines freshly extracted espresso with hot water. The result is a drink that retains most of the complexity of an espresso shot but with less bitterness and is able to be …

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How to make cold brew coffee

While often grouped together or confused with iced coffee, cold brew coffee requires a different process and is less acidic. This is because, unlike iced drip/filter coffee, with cold brew the coffee grounds are never in contact with hot water. The result is therefore very different from other forms of cold coffee drinks. One great thing about …

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The best coffee beans for espresso

Espresso beans are roasted for a longer period of time than those used for manual methods like plunger or drip coffee. Since they are roasted longer, usually reaching a medium-dark roast, the coffee has a deeper flavour, removing a lot of the acidity in the process. The result is a full-bodied coffee perfectly suited to …

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How to make plunger coffee

A coffee plunger uses immersion brewing, which means that the coffee grounds are submerged in hot water for a certain period of time. This is contrast to to drip / pour over methods, where the coffee is only in contact with water for a few seconds. Standard pot sizes for a french press range from …

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The best way to store coffee beans

There are a lot of opinions when it comes to how to store coffee beans. Should you keep them in the freezer? Or the fridge? In a container away from the sun? The bottom line being: if you care about your coffee, you should know how to store it. In this article, we discuss tips …

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Fellow Stagg EKG Kettle Review

The Fellow Stagg EKG is the most critically acclaimed gooseneck kettle in the specialty coffee world. It’s used in coffee competitions around the globe and is often praised for combining a stylish minimalist design with precision pouring. In this review, I assess whether the EKG lives up to the hype, and whether its additional features justify the …

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Acaia Pearl Coffee Scale Review

Brewing scales are getting smarter by the minute and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. When looking for a brewing scale, it can be difficult to know which is best for your specific needs. For me personally, I brew mostly espressos and smaller manual brewing methods. Therefore, I don’t need a big …

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