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We are just a couple of guys who set out on a glorious quest to discover how to make the absolute epitome of perfect coffee.

We discovered that was really difficult; so we’ll settle for above average.

Do you want to make better coffee at home? Not sure where to begin? We can help.

We couldn’t tell you the difference in floral notes from one cup to the next, or even if it had the aroma of a dewy hipster’s armpit, but we can take you on our journey of learning how to make better coffee at home.


About Kieran MacRae

Kieran MacRae from Above Average Coffee

I haven’t always been a coffee lover, but I am a complete convert, I went from tea and hot chocolate through school to University where I grew to love a starbucks mocha or a super sugary Caramel Macchiato.

But that was almost 10 years ago and the love has grown from there, I started to enjoy a latte and have now made it all the way to loving black coffee. Along the way I got to sample coffee around the world (Australia makes the best latte’s) and my knowledge has continued to grow.

But it doesn’t stop here, I want to keep on learning and trying new coffee and ways to make coffee. So what better time to start a blog and share what I learn along the way!

I’ve currently got a drip machine and a French Press at home along with a subscription to my local coffee roasters to send me out delicious new coffee every month.

I don’t know it all, and I’m certainly not an expert but I’m eager to learn and hope I can share what I learn without getting pretentious and confusing. Some of the language coffee experts use just doesn’t make sense to us Average Joe’s.

So instead of getting all stuck up about the best coffee where you find yourself drinking coffee that’s been shat out by a jungle monkey/cat, let’s be real.

Let’s aim to make an Above Average cup of coffee.


About Scott Deans

Scott Deans from Above Average Coffee

I am by no means a coffee pro but my love for the fresh cup of joe makes up for this.

I have always loved the rich fragrant smell of coffee but struggled with the taste when I was younger. One day, when I was in my early teens, I discovered the mocha. The addition of a hearty squeeze of chocolate sauce allowed me to get to know the delicious flavor of coffee without any bitterness.

Oh how far I have come since then! I first progressed from instant to my trusty old drip machine and French press options which opened my eyes to the wonder of fresh coffee.

I made it my mission to try as much good coffee as I could get my hands on. I have visited every artisan coffee shop I could find in my area. From lattes to espresso, I have worked my way through many a cup and this landed me at the conclusion that I have developed a minor obsession with coffee.

To my wife’s delight, I have recently purchased an espresso machine and fancy myself as quite the barista of my home kitchen.

I’m still, by coffee shop barista standards, quite a coffee newbie. I’d say I make a perfectly Above Average cup of Java all the same.

With the aim of making the perfect espresso, I have been reading up on coffee and I am keen to share this all this new found knowledge on Above Average Coffee.