A Guide to Cold Brew Coffee (Recipe + Tips)

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew is a unique coffee brewing method that is never exposed to heat. It is made by steeping coarsely ground coffee beans in room temperature water for 12 to 24 hours, resulting in a less acidic, smooth, and strong coffee concentrate that’s then diluted with water or milk. The cold brew craze has gone … Read more

What is Turkish Coffee and How to Make it?

How to Make Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is a centuries-old brewing method that produces a strong and full-bodied coffee drink unlike any other. Finely ground coffee beans are simmered in a small traditional pot, known as an Ibrik, with the grounds remaining in the brew when served. This results in an intensely rich, gritty, and potent cup of coffee. What … Read more

What is Pour Over Coffee and How to Make It?

How to make the Best Pour Over Coffee at Home

Pour Over is a manual and one of the oldest coffee brewing methods. It is well-liked by coffee enthusiasts and arguably makes the best tasting black coffee drink with simple and smooth flavors. Pour over coffee is all about control and precision. By carefully pouring hot water over freshly ground beans, you unlock incredible flavors … Read more

Why is Espresso Puck Too Wet?

Espresso puck is wet

The top reasons why your Espresso puck is too wet are using uneven or wrong grind size, not distributing or tamping the coffee grounds properly in the portafilter, using fewer coffee grounds, or using the wrong portafilter basket. A dry and consistent puck is one of the most important aspects of a good cup of … Read more

What is Espresso Channeling And How to Fix it?

What is Espresso Channeling

One critical aspect of espresso brewing that can make or break the final shot is channeling. Espresso channeling is a common problem that occurs when the water flowing through the coffee grounds finds a path of least resistance and creates channels, resulting in an uneven extraction and an imperfect shot. But fear not, with a … Read more

How to tamp Espresso and Why is it important?

how to tamp espresso

Tamping is the method to properly level the surface of coffee grounds on the portafilter so that all the coffee grounds get extracted completely and evenly. Tamping the Coffee grounds in the portafilter is an art. You should master that art if you want the best from your shot of Espresso. Key Takeaways If you … Read more

How to make Espresso without a machine at home

How to Make Espresso Without a Machine

While nothing fully matches the pumping power of a traditional espresso machine, you can come surprisingly close to replicating an authentic shot at home. In this guide, I’ll show you how to make Espresso without a machine but with humble kitchen items to coax out as much espresso magic as possible. You can easily rival … Read more

A Comparison of Glass vs Stainless Steel vs Ceramic French Press

Glass, stainless steel, or ceramic – which material makes the best French press? If you’re searching for the perfect balance of flavor, durability, and aesthetics in your French press, the battle of materials matters. Key Takeaways Although, all the materials can brew a perfect cup of French Press as long as the construction material is … Read more

Why does Nespresso taste burnt, bitter or bad?

Nespresso tastes burnt

Nespresso coffee is typically robust, with a creamy texture and sharp notes. But sometimes Nespresso machines start producing coffee that tastes burnt or bitter. As you look out, you’ll see that your Nespresso machine is working fine and producing exactly the right amount of coffee or espresso. So what’s the problem? 7 reasons why Nespresso … Read more