Aeropress is similar to a plunger or drip filter, but with a little more refinement to the process. You are left with a very crisp and clean tasting coffee in the cup, so long as you are able to use the right beans for Aeropress. Ideally, aim for a coffee that is equally light and fresh, with some fruitiness; Daily Blend or Fairtrade are perfect choices, but my favorite is Mocha - all varieties are roasted fresh on the day you place your order and express delivered to you anywhere in Australia.
Grinding for Aeropress is quite a bit different to grinding for Espresso Machine - instead of the very fine grind used in cafes for their machines, you're looking for a grind that is similar in texture to crushed rock salt - its going to be gritty if you rub it between your fingers.
I’ve been asked to write a guest blog post about coffee. Having zero creativity this is going to be a challenge.
With my career being in the corporate world of Finance professionals, we work long hours, maintain tight deadlines and are lumped with loads of pressure. our meetings and catch ups are dominated by coffee.
So, who is the project manager here?
Someone in the team is responsible for organising the coffees, which almost needs its own project manager.. Steve wants a skinny Flat White, Mary is after a cappuccino, extra froth, get mike his usual long black and I'll have a hot chocolate, else i'd be on my fifth coffee for today!
I'm going to suggest we get a coffee machine at the office, use our own coffee beans and save ourselves from the insanity of the endless coffee run!
Time is up for assignment one. Off for a coffee!
You've decided its time you got some great tasting coffee out of your Nespresso coffee machine and you'd like to save some money too? No problems, I've got you covered.
This latest generation of Nespresso Compatable coffee capusles is tested on all of the Nespresso coffee machines including those manufactured by Delonghi and Mielle. These capsules are hemetically sealed so do not require an outer wrapper and will retain their roasted fresheness even when displayed on your countertop. Save some money too and benefit further with free delivery anywhere in Australia.
Christmas is here and it is almost time to reflect on 2016 and to plan for everything 2017. Thank you for your support and allowing me to continue providing excellent coffee beans and the one on one customer service experience I strive for. Merry Christmas, in a very Australian way!
Santa's helpers want to know, do you have enough coffee beans for Christmas 2016? Coffee Bean Shop is fresh roasting coffee beans for cafes, business and homes EVERYDAY these holidays, except 2016 and 2017 Public Holidays. Grab a bag or two of your favorite coffee beans to get you through the Christmas and New Year period, or grab a last minute gift for the coffee lover in your life.
They say its OK to not wash your coffee cup, but I ain't buying into it!
Infectious disease expert Jeffrey Starke, a paediatrics professor at Baylor College of Medicine, tells The Wall Street Journal that even though there might technically be germs in an unwashed coffee cup, it's fine because they are yours. These germs, even if you're sick, won't hurt you again if you drink out of the same mug. "Very few viruses can exist for more than an hour on an inert object" Starke said.
The only time I would take that advice is if the only option available to you was to use a shared dirty sponge from the office kitchen and the water was luke warm - in that case, doing nothing would have to be better.
Pro Tip: make use of the microwave to boil the water and rinse your cup. Maybe boil that sponge too!
Have you been looking for coffee beans made in Australia? Most of the world's coffee is produced in the equatorial countries such as Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Costa Rica and while we aren't famous for growing coffee (our climate is not ideal for coffee bean trees), we do have a great number of master roasters.
We are very fortunate in Australia to have access to some of the highest grade coffee's in the world - roasting is our final touch that delivers freshness and value. Coffee Bean Shop is proud to be one of the leading coffee houses in Australia and our customer service is world class!
I've owned more travel coffee mugs than I care to admit - most of them have ended up in the bin, which is ironic, since that is exactly why I bought a travel mug in the first place. My search for a great travel companion coffee mug has ended, and I am happy, very happy. It just works!
The Contigo West Loop v2 coffee travel mug is perfect. It does all of the following;
You'll pay about $30 in Australia for one of these, but that is great value when you consider the cost of all those travel mugs that don't perform. Pro-tip: get the stainless steel finish and not a coloured model if you'd prefer low maintenance - they are 100% dishwasher safe, where as the painted / coloured finish requires hand washing only.
The professional series milk jug, Europa by Metallurgica Motta oozed style and function when I first layed eyes on it in 2013. Promising creamier and silkier steamed milk for my flat whites and cappuccinos, how could I pass it up? So of course, I put aside the premium cost of about 3x the entry level and grabbed one - a small 350ml polished stainless steel version.
It wasnt long before I realised that while the 35cl 350ml jug was perfect for single coffees, I'd need something bigger for making two coffees at a time. That is when I bought a 500ml cl50 Matt Black teflon coated Motta. It looked wonderful when I first bought it, but after almost two years of daily use and abuse, the matt black exterior coating started to degrade (the inside teflon was still fine).
It was the perfect excuse to upgrade, again, this time opting for a bright orange 750ml 75cl Motta. I'd say its too big for everyday use, unless you are making 20 ounce drinks (large mugs), otherwise the cl50 (500ml) is just perfect.
Why even bother tamping? Well, mechanically, the tamp is important in the coffee extraction process. Without tamping, the water under pressure from your espresso machine will find the weakest path through the coffee grinds, resulting in a very weak and under extracted coffee.
To tamp correctly, hold the tamp level with the bottom of the portafilter and apply between 10 and 15kg of downward force. The result will be a very even and level coffee puck surface so that when your machine shower screen is activated, the water will be dispersed evenly through your coffee.
Be sure to get your eye level down to basket level so you can check that your tamp is level.
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