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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How to Make a Flat White

If you’re a fan of robust flavor and smooth, velvety texture, a flat white is likely one of your go-to coffees. This true-to-Australia beverage is the perfect pairing of espresso and microfoam, and with the right gear and a little practice, is extremely easy to make at home. For those looking to assimilate a flat …

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What is a Piccolo Coffee?

The piccolo latte has won over many a coffee lover in the last couple of decades and has now cemented itself in Australian coffee history. In this post, we delve a little deeper into the mechanics and history of one of the countries trendiest espresso-based drinks. We also take you by the hand to lead …

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