Robusta vs Arabica

Differences between Arabica & Robusta beans

It is not really hard to choose, but they both offer something different. It is common for both Arabica and Robusta varieties of beans to be blended after separate roasting to create a controlled flavour and experience.

Purists will always favour Arabica. Robusta is rarely chosen as a favourite but there are many that prefer the blended Arabica/Robusta with a respective ratio of 80/20 being the most popular. Continue reading Robusta vs Arabica


Best Espresso machines

Espresso machines can be some of the most complicated coffee brewing contraptions, and easily some of the most expensive, some costing over $20,000 for commercial level machines.

But, not all machines are created equally; many more expensive models come with a ton of bonus features, such as a milk thermometer inside of the steam arm, bean hoppers than can hold 5 pounds of beans and have a built in coffee grinder, and hot water ejection for certain drinks. Continue reading Best Espresso machines


Types of Coffee

Have you ever entered a cafe with friends, and had no real clue as to what everything on the menu was?

When still walking through the doorway to the mythical land of coffee, almost everyone feels this sort of confusion.

Today’s goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible when it comes to the various coffee beverages. Continue reading Types of Coffee


What is the cold brew method

Within recent years, cold brew coffee has built quite the reputation in the casual coffee scene, and even the more enthusiastic coffee drinkers.

But what exactly is this “cold brew”?

Cold brew is the name given to coffee that is made with either room temperature or chilled water, and steeped for a duration of time. Continue reading What is the cold brew method


Best grinds for each brew method

With every coffee making contraption, be it a French press or the traditional coffee machine that is in the break room of offices across the world.

It is important to find the best grind size for the type of coffee you’re making. Too fine of a grind, and the coffee can be extremely over extracted, but too coarse, and it will lack key flavors. Continue reading Best grinds for each brew method