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8 golden rules for keeping coffee special at home

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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 will be. Adhere to them all, and your coffee...

Perfecting the Big Mac, the Double Macchiato

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Last week we looked at how to make the most delicious macchiato possible. You can read about where the name came from and how to make it here if you missed it. A number of you tried it at home and said you had great results and have a newfound love for this little...

How to make a magical Macchiato

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"Hi my name is Cam, that's Mac backwards." That's how Cameron from Sister Fox first introduced himself to me and I thought it was classic and remember it to this day. Cam is lovely guy and has been a Sister Fox barista for ages. He’s the one in the hat, so say hi to...

How to brew coffee with a Kalita Wave pour over

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Next up in our keeping it special at home brewing series, we walk you through how to brew a full-flavoured delicious cup of coffee with the Kalita Wave. The Kalita Wave offers a classic brewing dynamic to the pour-over method which has become very popular in specialty coffee circles. These wave drippers feature a...

The Long Black, where it came from and how to make it well

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To be a great home barista it is important to know how to make many styles of coffee, not just the one or two types you regularly make for you and your family. You and your partner may like flat whites and espressos, but some of your guests may like macchiatos and long blacks....

Making delicious coffee with a stovetop moka pot

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If you've been following our articles about brewing coffee at home, you will know that we love to brew in different ways ... some traditional, some not so. We wanted to write about all these interesting ways to brew coffee, as a way to tempt you to follow us into the world of alternative...

How to brew AeroPress like a champ

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Alternative brewing methods in the specialty coffee scene has taken off over the past few years which gets us really excited. One of the newer methods is the AeroPress which was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler. This is the same guy who invented the Aerobie long-flying frisbee, you know the one with the...