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How to make a long black at home

That time I made a long black on a Linea Mini If you’ve never made coffee on a La Marzocco Linea Mini, put it on your bucket list! La Marzocco have hit the ball out of the park with this home espresso machine. It’s literally…
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Unboxing and reviewing the Bodum Siphon Vacuum Brewer

Yes, another siphon brewer review. Why, because it’s damn good, brews a fine cup of coffee and is “oh-so-simple!” I must point out that I won this brewer at the MICE 2018, however Bodum did not ask me to review it, nor would I review…
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Can fresh roasted coffee ever be too fresh?

Great question! While I have said before that you need to “buy fresh roasted coffee” to keep it special, beans can actually be too fresh for brewing. Let me explain. The word on the street is that fresher is better. And as a consumer if…
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How to make a killer filter brew coffee at home.

Beautiful design is not only stunning to look at, but it also can serve a functional purpose that improves both the experience and the outcome. This is definitely the case with the filter papers used with the Kalita Wave. These filter papers concentrate the hot…
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The smell of coffee and why it’s important to know.

As I sit at my breakfast table I sniff little bottles jam-packed with aroma and try to recall what I’m smelling. My brain searches for associations and memories that will give me a hint at what aroma is contained in each bottle. This one is…
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The romance of brewing coffee at home

Being a coffee professional I’ve been spoilt with incredible coffee experiences. I’ve savoured some of the finest coffees from all over the world, enjoyed espressos with world champion baristas, cupped with award winning producers, and sipped cappuccinos in cafes where the specialty coffee movement begun.…
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8 golden rules for keeping coffee special at home

Making a good cup of coffee at home is not as complicated as people make it out to be. In fact, you only need to remember a few fundamental rules to make good coffee at home. The more rules you follow the better your brew…
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How to make a Macchiato at home

When a macchiato is perfectly made it can be a time stopping moment. Imagine a coffee that has the soft mouthfeel of toasted marshmallow mixed with lightly toasted hazelnut and a sweet maple syrup finish. The macchiato is maybe the most different coffee on the…

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