So you walk into a coffee shop and look through the menu for something new. Espresso, Caramel Macchiato, Americano, Flat White, Ristretto… A what? What on Earth is a Ristretto?A Ristretto is a ”restricted” espresso. It has half the volume of a regular espresso shot, takes … [Read more...] about Ristretto vs Espresso (It’s Quality Over Quantity)
I first noticed it in my French press, the water goes in and this foamy bubbly layer appears on top, what is that?This is one of the first things I discovered on my coffee journey and one that has always stuck with me.This foam or bubbles are made by trapped carbon … [Read more...] about What Are The Foam Bubbles On Top Of Coffee?
Imagine the scene. A hot, dry, summer evening, and the sun is beginning to set. Dinner is almost finished and the heat of the day, plus all that food, has got you feeling hot and sluggish. A hot cup of coffee is needed to wake you up but the thought of the warm beverage is too … [Read more...] about 10 Chilled Cold Brew Coffee Cocktails
Warm cocktails are the epitome of cozy. On a dark winter's evening, snuggled on the couch in front of a roaring fire a cup of coffee can complete the experience. After a long walk in the snow, a warm mug to defrost cold fingers is better than any custom made hand warmers. … [Read more...] about 12 Warm and Cozy Coffee Cocktails
It may seem hard to believe that the thick, dark, delicious cup of coffee you’re tucking into is not a man-made invention. The coffee bean actually comes from a species of plant and it experiences a long journey to get from the growing on the plantation to ending up as your … [Read more...] about How Is Coffee Harvested? (From Plant To Bean And Everything In Between)
The more you learn about coffee the more you find out that the answer is almost always, it depends.And the same goes for French press coffee, what grind size you choose is dictated by what method you want to use to make your coffee. I know of 3 different brewing methods … [Read more...] about What Is the Best Grind Size For A French Press?
This is something I’ve been experimenting with over the weekend and the perfect next blog in this French Press series. I’ve figured out how to make french press foam and how you can use it to make yourself a faux-ccino, it’s not quite a cappuccino but it is pretty damn good all … [Read more...] about How To Make Milk Foam in A French Press – Homemade Cappuccinos
French press coffee will always have some sediment in it, it’s just part of making coffee that way.But it can go too far and your coffee can feel like it’s more sediment than liquid so here’s what to do.French press coffee will always let some grounds through, it’s … [Read more...] about French Press Letting Grounds Through? Here’s What To Do
Of course, I’m a coffee lover, but you know what comes as a close second? Tea.Sometimes you don’t want a cup of coffee and you want to brew yourself a nice fruity batch of loose leaf tea that’s going to set you up just right for a relaxing evening. If I’m being honest I … [Read more...] about How To Make Tea In A French Press – Easily Brew Perfection
I love a French press coffee, but what I don’t love is the sludgy siltyness you get at the bottom of the cup, which raises the question, can you use a paper filter with a french press and will this give you a cleaner cup? I thought this was the perfect continuation of the French … [Read more...] about Can You Use Paper Filters With A French Press? You Can But Don’t