Australians love to drink milk-based espressos, such as lattes, flat whites and cappuccinos. In fact, 93% of coffee consumed outside the home is a milk-based espresso. However alternative brewing methods are starting to be seen more and more in cafes around Australia – both due to customer demand and due to roasters tailoring the blend and roasting style to non-espresso methods.
With so many different ways to brew great coffee, is it time to experiment with the coffee you are drinking? Perhaps you are keen to learn some new skills and taste some new flavours? From the ubiquitous French Press to the sexy Syphon, we’ve collated some useful instructions so you can tune up your coffee brewing skills, impress your mates and maybe be inspired to try something new. You could go all out and train for the World Aeropress Competition! There are even a few techniques that you may not have heard about (sock coffee anyone?).
Coffee roasting is both a science and an art form. For some coffee lovers – like Dr John Ku, Director at SkinSense Clinic in Sydney – roasting coffee at home augments the enjoyment coffee by enabling experimentation. We recently chatted with our mate John, who was also one of our first customers, about his experiences with his Behmor 1600 roaster. We started by asking how long he has been roasting for, and how he got into home roasting in the first place.Read More »Roasting coffee at home: Interview with a home roaster
It’s no longer summer here in Australia but many of us are still enjoying warm days and balmy evenings. Coffee drinkers all over the country are still turning to a freshly roasted and brewed batch of cold brew coffee for refreshment.
If you are not familiar with cold brew you may be surprised to hear that it is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for a long period. We brew it this way with a single origin roasted just for cold brew because it makes a coffee that has a lower acidity and is less bitter, whilst exhibiting depth of character and of course those delicious flavours of origin.Read More »What is Cold Brew Anyway?