Espresso Fundamentals – Dose

Espresso Fundamentals Espresso and espresso based drinks are notoriously difficult to get right. I see very often in commercial environments, baristas pulling shots that will never be reproducible. There is no weighing of the starting mass, end mass or timing of shot length. This is quite probably true of most home scenarios too. Therefore, I…

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Hario V60 Brew Guide

What you will need: [unordered_list style=”bullet”] Hario V60 dripper Filter paper Freshly roasted coffee beans Filtered / bottled water Kettle Pouring device Weighing scales Stopwatch [/unordered_list] Brew instructions: [ordered_list style=”decimal”] Begin bringing your filtered / bottled water to the desired temperature – 95 degrees Celsius Fold the seam edge of the filter paper over and…

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AeroPress Brew Guide

What you will need [unordered_list style=”green-dot”] An AeroPress Paper AeroPress filter Coffee grinder or pre-ground coffee (finer than filter paper) Scales Stopwatch Filtered or bottled water A stirring device A mug or decanter [/unordered_list] Brew Instructions [ordered_list style=”decimal”] Begin bringing your filtered / bottled water to the desired temperature – 90 degrees Celsius Put the paper…

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Cafetiere Brew Guide

How do you make the perfect cafetiere of coffee? Well, the instructions below will get you pretty close to a perfect cup and importantly, be able to replicate it time and time again. Firstly, there a few tools that you will require, so go ahead and put together everything on the ‘tools’ list: [unordered_list style=”tick”]…

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Stove Top Brew Guide

Firstly we would like to point out that a stove top / Moka Pot is not a method used to make an espresso, only espresso machines can do that! Instead, we use moka pots to make a strong, deep and balanced coffee. So, as set out in our guide to make the perfect cafetiere, what…

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A Short Guide To Brewing Coffee

Grinding our Wholebeans The ideal grinding practice is to grind immediately before you brew whilst achieving the finest grind possible without clogging the paper filter, or, if using a cafetiere, releasing too much sediment into the cup. The purpose of grinding is to effectively increase the surface area of the coffee exposed to the water,…

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