11 Common Mistakes You Probably Make When Brewing Coffee

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Crafting a perfect cup of coffee at home is actually easier than it seems. Nonetheless, there are some common mistakes that we can avoid, in order to improve and refine our coffee-making skills. Let’s learn the fundamentals of brewing while addressing 11 of the most common mistakes that homebrewers make. 1. Not Using Fresh Coffee […]

What Are Coffee Blends and How Are They Made?

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Have you ever sipped on a cup of coffee made from 100% Arabica and wished that it had just a little more flavour and richness to it? Do you love the full-bodied aftertaste of Liberica coffee but miss the citrus acidity of a Kenyan coffee? You are not the first to feel that way. That […]

How You Can Support Coffee Farmers by Drinking Good Coffee

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Just like any other crops, bad weather, diseases, and pests can dramatically impact a coffee farmer’s harvest from year to year. Market prices can be volatile and are highly competitive, which makes it tricky for coffee farmers to predict their income or plan their financial future. But as coffee drinkers, we can play a part […]

Factors that Influence Caffeine Levels in Coffee

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As coffee lovers, we love a caffeine kick to get the day started. But we don’t want to end up with a queasy stomach or having to deal with heart palpitations from an overly-caffeinated cup of coffee…or drift off to sleep in the middle of a meeting because we’re under-caffeinated. Not sure what it takes […]

The Importance of Water in Coffee Making

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It’s pretty obvious that a cup of coffee is largely made up of water. 98%, in fact. Which means that the quality of water plays a significant role in the taste of coffee. For those who want to get the best cup, here are a few basic coffee water brewing principles and tips. pH Level […]

The Coffee Taste Profiles of Asia

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Asia is a treasure trove of diverse cultures, traditions, architecture, food, and more. In recent decades, the coffee scene in Asia has blossomed, with many countries moving into the “third wave” of coffee. In this article, find out which Asian countries have begun to show a change in their coffee taste profiles and which have […]

How to Make a Cold Brew at Home

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On a sweltering hot day, there are some things we can’t get enough of. Like a cold, cold brew. Note: It’s not the same as regular iced coffee, which we’ll explain later on. The thing about ordering a cold brew from a coffee joint is its price as it can easily set you back by […]

9 Factors that Affect Coffee Taste

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How would you describe a cup of coffee? Sweet, bitter, or perhaps…chocolatey? But why does coffee taste the way it does and what makes the difference between a decent cup of coffee and a perfect one? Read on to find out 9 of the most important factors that influence coffee taste and its quality. 1. […]

How Your Coffee Brewing Methods Affect Caffeine Extraction

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For most of us, coffee is fundamental to starting the day on a good note. Some prefer it with a strong caffeine kick, whereas others prefer a milder, decaffeinated version. We already know how various elements such as grind size and the coffee’s roasting date can affect the flavour and perceived “strength” of a coffee. […]

How To Make Non-Dairy Milk at Home

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Searching for a dairy-alternative for your coffee or breakfast cereal? You’ve come to the right place. Using only natural ingredients, you can now indulge in these non-dairy milk guilt-free. If you are wondering which milk alternatives are suited for your coffee or food allergies, here’s a comprehensive guide to get you started. Oat Milk Oat […]

Why Is Your Coffee Sour and How to Prevent It

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We’ve had days where our morning brew fell short of expectations. If you are struggling to figure out why your coffee is tasting sour, it could be down to a few factors. From the coffee bean to the water temperature and brewing technique, we list common mistakes and how to correct them so that you […]

Ways to Froth Milk for Your Coffee at Home

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Foamed milk is a great addition to beverages like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate – and you can now enjoy it in the comfort of your home without heading to the nearest cafe. Whether you have an espresso machine or not, here are some ways you can froth milk for your morning brew at home. […]

How to Make the Perfect Shot of Espresso

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Espresso – a full-bodied, concentrated shot of coffee that forms the foundation of every caffeinated drink. It is so important to perfect that single shot. Brewing a barista-quality shot of espresso isn’t as complicated as you think. With the right knowledge and equipment, you can pull a flawless shot at home every time. The Bean […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Appreciating Black Coffee

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In the coffee world, crema – the coveted layer of amber foam on a freshly brewed cup of espresso – is hailed as the mark of an excellent espresso, and is much sought after by enthusiasts and baristas.

Easy (and Fancy) Coffee Drinks You Can Make at Home

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In the coffee world, crema – the coveted layer of amber foam on a freshly brewed cup of espresso – is hailed as the mark of an excellent espresso, and is much sought after by enthusiasts and baristas.

All the Types of Coffee Drinks – Explained

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In the coffee world, crema – the coveted layer of amber foam on a freshly brewed cup of espresso – is hailed as the mark of an excellent espresso, and is much sought after by enthusiasts and baristas.

Debunking the Myths of Decaffeinated Coffee

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In the coffee world, crema – the coveted layer of amber foam on a freshly brewed cup of espresso – is hailed as the mark of an excellent espresso, and is much sought after by enthusiasts and baristas.

A Taste of Culture – Italian vs French Coffee

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In the coffee world, crema – the coveted layer of amber foam on a freshly brewed cup of espresso – is hailed as the mark of an excellent espresso, and is much sought after by enthusiasts and baristas.

Why Does My Coffee Taste Bitter and How Do I Fix It?

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To a coffee lover, the practice of starting the day with a strong brew is ingrained into our morning routine. Imagine the joy and anticipation of taking that first sip out of an aromatic cup…only for it to be ruined by a wave of lingering bitterness. Contrary to popular belief, bitterness isn’t caused by the […]