Last Update: 26th May, 2019If you have been considering getting into the home espresso machine, but you are on a budget and don’t really want to break your bank, here are some options for the best espresso machine under 300 that not only brew espresso but also gives you the feature to froth milk.You can … Read more Best Espresso Machine Under 300 – Top Picks and Comparison 2019
They call it “cupping” — tasting coffees in as neutral a setting as possible, to suss out their faults and features and to compare various beans and roasts. You could just brew a bunch of different coffees in your percolator and drink them, but following the established formal procedure makes it easier to evaluate the … Read more How to Taste Coffee Like a Pro
For a fresher and more flavorful cup of coffee, many people grind coffee beans for themselves either at home or at a store. However, far fewer people roast their own coffee beans, or even know much about what separates, say, a Vienna roast from an Italian roast. Knowing the different coffee roast levels and their … Read more Coffee Roasts: From New England Roast to Spanish Roast
Before I experienced a coffee tasting firsthand, the term always conjured up images of caricature-level-pretentious wine tasting events fused with black-clad beatniks in a coffee shop. I recently attended a coffee tasting, and I can tell you that my preconception couldn’t be farther from the truth.The atmosphere was relaxed when I walked in, and that … Read more How to Taste Coffee: Guide to Coffee Tasting
Before coffee “beans”* can be processed, they have to be grown and picked. This stage of coffee production is more complex than you might guess, and it has far-reaching implications for the coffee industry at large.* Coffee “beans” are not actually beans, but fruits. They are also referred to as coffee “cherries” for this reason.Coffee … Read more Coffee Picking : A lot of work goes into harvesting these little beans!
Just as different types of grapes will radically influence the flavor of a wine, the type (or types) of coffee beans that go into your coffee can drastically change its flavor, aroma, body and chemical composition. Learn about each of the major coffee varieties and cultivars, including where it’s grown, how it’s used, what it’s … Read more Coffee Varieties & Cultivars: Arabica, Robusta and More