Category: Brewing

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Revvivare shot

Revvivare shots get their name from the Italian word Ravvivare meaning to revive. It was popularized in the UK and has quickly gained popularity through Europe and into Australia and New Zealand. It is essentially a double Cortissimo shot with a caffeine hit making it an ideal morning coffee. Here are the methods and tips on…
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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…
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Cortissimo shot

Cortissimo shots are used as the base for many other drinks particularly the flat white and Cortado but work well in other coffee options if you prefer a stronger taste and less caffeine. Here are the methods and tips on making a good Cortissimo shot.

Ristretto Shot

Ristretto shots (literally restricted) can be used as the basis for many other drinks but also work quite well when drunk as an Espresso shot. Here are the methods and tips on making a good Ristretto shot.

Espresso shot

Espresso shots are used as the basis for many other drinks including Americano, Cappuccino and Latte. Some prefer a double shot. An espresso shot is the amount of coffee used to brew an Espresso which is a very small, intense coffee drink.

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,…
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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.


People usually associate drinking coffee with the caffeine hit you get. It is used to keep people alert and awake or to help get people going in the morning.

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,…
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