How roasting affects coffee taste

How the roast type (darkness) affects your coffee taste? Coffee consumers are varied, as are their tastes. And wouldn’t it be a boring world if we were all the same. By experimenting with roasting coffee beans for different duration’s and temperatures, speciality brewers have been able to offer to these varying tastes. Coffee roasting has […]

Best espresso descalers

If you want to keep your machine in top condition the single most important thing you can do is descale it regularly. When water is heated up the solid particles in the water separate and form over the heating element and inside the coffee maker. In hard water areas this can happen at an alarmingly […]

Descaling an espresso machine

If you live in a hard water area it is a good idea to descale your espresso maker frequently as the build up can eventually cause a blockage and descaling becomes incredibly hard. A scaled machine makes poor coffee as flow and pressure are affected and in bad cases the heating element is almost ineffective.

Indonesian vs Greek vs Indian vs Turkish vs Italian coffee

Every part of the world has their own way of brewing coffee. Something I found very interesting is that in regions that are world renowned for their coffee quality, the bulk of people drink coffee in very “primitive” ways. Most of the following are simply coffee grounds added to simmering or hot water and poured […]

Alternatives to milk for coffee

A few weeks ago I found myself the proud owner of a milk allergy. I never realized how much it limited my choice when it comes to coffee leaving me with an Americano or espresso. I really like my Flat whites and Cortados, and sadly due to the amount of milk in them I am […]

10 interesting facts about coffee

Here are 10 amazing things you probably didn’t know about coffee! Enjoy these 10 facts. If you can remember them and tell your friends you’ll be well on the way to being a coffee nerd! We have many things to thank Coffee for from webcams, to health benefits.

The waves of coffee

In the coffee world, a set of revolutionary technological advancements, when coupled together, declare a new “wave,” or point at which coffee became drastically more accessible than it was beforehand, or a shift in popular demand was significant enough to warrant specialty types of coffee. Currently, there are three waves of coffee advancements that are […]

Coffee consumption trends

The world loves coffee, so much so, that over 2 billion cups are consumed per day. In the United States and United Kingdom, overall coffee consumption has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and show no signs of stopping. In the United States, the daily consumption of espresso based beverages has tripled since 2008, […]

How Instant coffee is produced

First invented in the 1770’s in Britain, instant coffee wasn’t able to easily be produced in mass quantities until much later in 1910, when the instant coffee business started to really take off. There are two main ways that instant coffee is produced, the first uses dry hot air to absorb the moisture in the […]

How is coffee decaffeinated

The Truth about “Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee” Many brands of coffee promote their decaf as ‘Naturally Decaffeinated’. This might conjure up images of obliging coffee plants producing caffeine free beans or coffee producers tempting the caffeine out of the coffee beans with videos of baby pandas sneezing. How to decaffeinate coffee The truth has rather more […]

Guide to coffee regions

With the seemingly endless amount of coffee beans produced in a plethora of growing regions each year to keep up with the demand of billions, coffee aficionados strive to find the best of the best. One might wonder, “why don’t these people just grow their own coffee?” And while that is a legitimate question, growing […]

10 espresso myths

Let’s take a look at some commonly held myths about espresso and put some facts out there. 1. What is the crema, and why is it so obsessed over? Crema is the lighter cascading portion of an espresso shot, that slowly dissipates the longer the shot sits. Crema is responsible for a ton of the […]

History of Coffee

Coffee is a drink that has been around for a long time, since about 850 A.D or so, actually. Starting from humble beginnings, coffee has throughout the years has become a commodity that touches base with oil. The first documented case of coffee consumption comes from the goat herder, Kaldi, in 850 A.D in what […]

Compare coffee types

Many people get confused with popular coffees so we are going to take a look at the most common ones people compare and see the differences in our coffee 1 vs coffee 2 guide. Because coffees can have similar names or due to unfamiliarity it can be confusing so hopefully this simple pocket guide will […]