Lungo Shot

Lungo shots are an alternative to the Americano, which is a shot of espresso topped up with hot water. The Lungo is a long full cup extraction through the ground coffee and can taste quite bitter and contains lots of caffeine.

Without realising it many beginners use their pod machines at home and pull a full cup from one pod creating a Lungo shot.

Here are the methods and tips on making a good Lungo shot
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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


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