How to make coffee without a coffee maker

If you don’t have a coffee maker, you can still make coffee! You don’t need any appliances for making coffee. In this article, we’ll describe 5 methods of how to make coffee without a coffee maker. Makeshift coffee filter For this method, you’ll need a piece of fabric to act as your makeshift filter. A …

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How to do latte art (beginner’s guide)

Are you someone who appreciates that delightful artwork on the top of a perfectly made coffee? Also known as latte art, this trend is only growing in popularity as specialty coffee takes over the world. Below, we’ve put together a basic guide to help you get started on your latte art journey. In no time, …

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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 use an Aeropress (Beginner’s Guide)

The Aeropress is an inexpensive, simple and portable method of brewing great-tasting coffee. Below, we show you step by step how to use it to get the most from your coffee beans. Step 1: Boil water Boil water in a kettle, ideally a temperature-controlled kettle set to 80˚ C – 94˚ C, depending on personal …

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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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Espresso Tamping 101

So you have a portafilter, you have ground coffee, and you’re ready to tamp. Coffee tamping is not an exact science, but it is a skill that can be learned through practice. You’ll be pleased to know that tamping espresso grounds correctly isn’t as complex as it may seem. Read on as we break down …

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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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How to use a coffee percolator

Percolators have gone out of style in the past couple of decades as have many other kitchen appliances. There are far more efficient practices for brewing coffee, like drip machines that use paper filters. But, this doesn’t mean percolators don’t deserve a place in your kitchen. They make a rich, bold coffee, perfect for those …

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How to Grind Coffee for Espresso

To pull the perfect shot of espresso, you need to pay attention to one thing above all else: grind size. While things like the roast, freshness, and brew time also matter, it’s the size and consistency of your grind that plays the biggest role in the overall taste of your beverage. RELATED: Coffee Grind Size …

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Moka pot grind size: A complete Guide

Correct and consistent grind size is likely the single most important factor in making a good cup of coffee, regardless of your brew method. While a moka pot is more forgiving than some other methods, such as espresso or pour-over, it is still important to get the correct sized coffee granules in order to extract …

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