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How to divide steamed milk to pour two identical coffees

This question was asked by Sandra, a home barista who was struggling to get consistent milk foam on her second cup. Sandra was steaming milk for two coffee’s at the same time and was continually frustrated that the second cup was not as silky and…
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How to train your palate

Following on from our acids in coffee sensory video we’ve decided to do a double feature: It’s not as good as Tarantino and Rodriguez, but in my humble opinion, it’s pretty good.  There’s two videos for you to watch below, one on developing your palate…
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Deepening our experience of tasting coffee

Part 1: Identifying acids As a way to deepen our experience – and enjoyment – of coffee, we’re doing a short series on how to identify the various flavours within each cup. Acids make up a huge component of coffee, so for our first exercise…
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How to get consistent results with a stovetop brewer

This question was asked by Angus, who wanted to know how to get repeatable and consistent results brewing coffee with a stovetop brewer. Thanks Angus, great question! I’ll write up an answer below, but we’ve also turned this into a What Would Dom Do episode,…
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Does it matter if my coffee beans are fresh?

A little while back we asked our customers to tell us what they wanted to know about making coffee at home. We’ve received some great questions, which has inspired numerous blog posts and What Would Dom Do episodes. Likewise, the following question asked by Wade…
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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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