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James Hoffmann’s Moka Pot Recipe Explained

Photo of a Moka Pot brewing coffee in the coffee collection chamber.

James Hoffmann’s Moka Pot Recipe Explained Are you tired of your mediocre morning coffee? Look no further. In this article, we will dive into James Hoffmann’s Moka Pot recipe, a renowned coffee connoisseur and World Barista Champion. Whether you’re a seasoned coffee enthusiast or a novice looking to elevate your brewing game, Hoffmann’s method is […]

Ultimate Guide to Moka Pot Coffee

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Ultimate Guide to Moka Pot Coffee Here is your ultimate guide to Moka pot coffee, providing a one stop shop to ‘stove top espresso’. The iconic, stovetop Moka pot brews coffee by forcing hot water pressurised steam through ground coffee beans to quickly produce a concentrated brew. This complete guide covers everything from selecting beans […]

Ultimate Guide to French Press Coffee

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The Ultimate Guide to French Press Coffee The French press coffee maker is beloved for producing a robust, flavorful brew. Here is the ultimate guide to brewing french press coffee. From beans to brew time, you’ll find everything you need to know in this article. The French press is a humble, but well loved coffee […]

If Your French Press Coffee Tastes Bitter, Do This!

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If Your French Press Coffee Tastes Bitter, Do This! French press coffee is a popular brewing method known for its rich and full-bodied flavour. However, sometimes the coffee can turn out bitter, leaving a less-than-pleasant taste. Understanding the common reasons for bitter French press coffee and how to fix them can help you enjoy a […]

8 Fixes for Bitter Moka Pot Coffee

Photo of a Moka Pot brewing coffee in the coffee collection chamber.

8 Fixes for Bitter Moka Pot Coffee Moka pot coffee is strong, bold and delicious… when you get it right.  At its best it can be your trusty companion in brewing that rich, aromatic cup of coffee that kick starts your day. But what happens when that morning ritual turns bitter? Unfortunately this is often […]

Moka Pot Yield Explained

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Moka Pot Yield Explained Brewing coffee with a Moka Pot is a delightful experience that combines art and science. In this article, we will explore the perfect ratio for making 3 cups of coffee using a Moka Pot. Understanding the nuances of ratios and mastering the brewing process will elevate your coffee game to new […]

Coffee Blooming: Are You Missing Out?

Coffee Blooming: Are You Missing Out?  Let’s cut to the chase. Blooming coffee involves pouring freshly boiled water over coffee grounds to release their excess CO2. The initial wetting process involves de-gassing the coffee, which reduces its bitterness and sourness.  You might be thinking, is all this really necessary? Is this just another piece of […]

Moka Pot and Paper Filters: An Experiment 

Moka Pot and Paper Filters: An Experiment  Moka pots are simple devices that produce strong, robust coffee. Whilst they ordinarily would use a standard built in metal filter, some people believe a better taste can be achieved by using a paper Aeropress filter.  Coffee brewing methods that use paper filters tend to offer more clarity, […]

Should You Use a Paper Filter in a French Press?

Should You Use a Paper Filter in a French Press? French press coffee is known for its full bodied texture, bold taste and accessibility. So, why have coffee enthusiasts started using paper filters in their French press?  The idea of adding an extra layer of fine filtration to a French press should deliver a cleaner, […]

The Perfect French Press Brew Time Revealed

The Perfect French Press Brew Time Revealed Many articles out there describe how to make coffee with a French press, but there aren’t a great deal that address the point of brew time specifically. That’s what I’m going to do in this article.  Whilst the French press is pretty forgiving, there is definitely a sweet […]

Immersion Coffee Brewing Explained

Immersion Coffee Brewing Explained Coffee brewing at its heart is as simple as combining ground coffee with water, and creating a delicious drink. However, there are many different ways to do this, each with their own unique taste, texture and characteristics.  Rather than water flowing over the coffee grounds, or being forced through them with […]

The Good and Bad of James Hoffmann’s French Press Technique…

 The Good and Bad of James Hoffmann’s French Press Technique… James Hoffmann is arguably the king of coffee on the internet. He is an incredibly knowledgeable coffee practitioner, with a wealth of experience in various different coffee businesses, and of course, on Youtube.  He has been putting out coffee related videos for over a decade, […]

The Best Grind Size For French Press Revealed!

The Best Grind Size For French Press Revealed!  The French Press is one of the most popular, simple and forgiving coffee brewing devices out there.  However, so many people just can’t quite get the grind size right when using a humble French press, and this leads to disappointing results.  The fact that a French press […]

How Much Pressure Does a Moka Pot Really Generate?

How Much Pressure Does a Moka Pot Really Generate? Moka pots are traditional coffee making devices that brought pressurized extraction to the masses. But, how much pressure does a Moka pot actually generate, and how does this compare to some of its coffee making rivals?  For even coffee extraction, it is more desirable to hold […]

The Best Grind Size For Moka Pot Revealed!

The Best Grind Size For Moka Pot Revealed!  The Moka pot has become a mainstay in coffee loving households across the world, especially in Europe. This small but mighty device can brew strong, espresso-like coffee quickly and with no fuss. However, dialing in the correct grind size can be a tricky task, especially for new […]

How to Use a Moka Pot Properly (Step By Step Guide)

How to Use a Moka Pot Properly (Step By Step Guide) The moka pot is one of the most traditional, simple and effective ways to brew strong, espresso-like coffee in minutes.  Born in the home of European coffee, Italy, the Moka pot has become a staple across Italian households as the coffee brewer of choice.  […]

Can You Make Cold Brew in a French Press?

Can You Make Cold Brew in a French Press? Cold brew coffee is the perfect companion on a hot summer’s day! It offers a refreshing, thirst quenching pick me up that will please your taste buds and cool you off at the same time.  The traditional method for making cold brew coffee calls for a […]

Why You Should Replace Your French Press Filter

Why You Should Replace Your French Press Filter The French press is such a popular device for brewing coffee due to its simplicity, ease of use and affordability. However, just because your humble French press is incredibly accessible and inexpensive to buy, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look after it!  You should replace your French […]

How to Make Kava Coffee in a French Press

How to Make Kava Coffee in a French Press Kava may not be the most well known product in the coffee world, but it serves a purpose for people that want a relaxing alternative to the regular drink.  Kava coffee can be made in a number of ways, including in your French press!  So, let’s […]

13 Common French Press Mistakes to Avoid Them

13 Common French Press Mistakes to Avoid Them A French press is a humble, but well loved coffee brewing device that is used all over the world. However, many people don’t get the best results out of their French Press (or cafetiere as it is often referred to) and can make the common mistakes listed […]

How to Froth Milk in a French Press (Step by Step)

How to Froth Milk in a French Press (Step by Step) Frothy coffee is incredibly popular for good reason! The silky smoothness of steamed, frothed milk is to die for. You may see your local barista steaming a jug of milk when making your favourite latte, thinking ‘if only I could reproduce that at home!’.  […]

How to Use a French Press Properly (Step By Step Guide)

How to Use a French Press Properly (Step By Step Guide) A French press is a humble, but well loved coffee brewing device that is used all over the world. However, many people don’t get the best results out of their French Press (or cafetiere as it is often referred to) as the proper technique […]

What is Colada (Cuban) Coffee?

What is Colada (Cuban) Coffee? Many people associate coffee with central Europe, mainly Italy. However, South America has a rich history of coffee trade, production and creative recipes!  The Colada coffee is a Cuban drink that combines brown sugar with a small amount of coffee to form a sweet paste. The first few drops of […]

 What is a Mocha? (And How to Make One)

 What is a Mocha? (And How to Make One) The mocha is a deliciously sweet and nutty flavor sensation that brings together classic coffee and delicious chocolate. The mocha is actually a close relative of the latte, making it velvety, creamy and smooth. But, what exactly is a mocha, where did it come from and […]

7 Ways to Make Espresso Without a Machine

7 Ways to Make Espresso Without a Machine Espresso is universally loved in the coffee world. This short, sharp shot of concentrated aromatic goodness forms the basis of so many coffee drinks that we know and love.  However, one of the barriers that stops many home brewers from enjoying great espresso is actually expensive espresso […]

What is a Breve Latte? (And How to Make One)

What is a Breve Latte? (And How to Make One) A breve latte is a modern take on a classic coffee based that comes in a wide range of variations. This American version of the classic Italian latte is richer, creamier and frothier thanks to the use of ‘half and half’, as opposed to regular […]

What is an Espresso? (And How to Make One)

What is an Espresso? (And How to Make One) Espresso is often used as a synonym for coffee since the two are so closely related. High quality espresso is arguably the purest form of coffee, the pinnacle of java drinking experience. It is so great I even named this website after it!  But, espresso is […]

What is an Americano? (And How to Make One)

What is an Americano? (And How to Make One)   The Americano is a classic, simple and everyday coffee drink that should be championed more than it is. This straightforward expression of black coffee has humble beginnings, but is a pure expression of coffee flavor with a slightly less abrasive flavor.  The americano has an […]

What is a Macchiato? (And How to Make One)

What is a Macchiato? (And How to Make One)   A macchiato is a traditional Italian coffee drink that offers a short, sharp caffeine hit with a dash of luxurious milk foam. The cafe macchiato has been around for a long time, and it is easy to see why! This simple, small and mighty espresso […]

What is a Flat White? (And How to Make One)

What is a Flat White? (And How to Make One) A flat white is an up and coming coffee drink that has taken the world by storm. Often referred to as the ‘baby latte’, the flat white is a shorter, stronger version of the cafe au lait.  But, what exactly is a flat white and […]

What is a Latte? (And How to Make One)

What is a Latte? (And How to Make One) A latte is an iconic coffee based drink that comes in a wide range of variations. Millions of coffee shops around the world sell lattes in one form or another, and it’s no wonder when you think about how the silky smooth milk combines with the […]

What is a Cortado? (And How to Make One)

What is a Cortado? (And How to Make One) Cortados are becoming more and more popular in local coffee shops these days. This strong mix of a double espresso and lightly steamed milk is an attractive proposition for the coffee lover that wants to experience the caffeine hit from a double espresso, but without so […]

What is a Cappuccino? (And How to Make One)

What is a Cappuccino? (And How to Make One) A cappuccino is one of the most popular espresso based drinks out there. The creamy, frothy milk offsets the dark, rich, bitter espresso nicely to make a delicious contrast of textures and flavors.  Whilst there is actually a lot more to a cappuccino than meets the […]

39 Iced Coffee Drinks (And How to Make Them)

39 Iced Coffee Drinks (And How to Make Them) Iced coffee is incredibly popular in the summer months, no matter where you are in the world. This refreshing pick-me-up is a great way to quench your thirst on a hot day, and one of the best things about chilled coffee drinks is how customizable they […]

Iced Espresso: The Refreshing Pick Me Up

Iced Espresso: The Refreshing Pick Me Up Espresso is the cornerstone of a coffee enthusiast’s drinks arsenal. Espresso forms the basis of so many of our favorite coffee beverages, be that a single or a double shot.  But, another, lesser-known application of espresso is simply to serve it over ice… This offers a simple and […]

Everything You Need to Make an Incredible Iced Latte

Everything You Need to Make an Incredible Iced Latte Iced lattes are by far the most popular ice coffee drink on the planet! Popularised by coffee giant Starbucks in the late 1990s, the iced latte turns the everyday milky cup of joe into a refreshing, thirst-quenching delight!  But, you don’t need to visit your local […]

How to Make a Fantastic Frappé From Home

How to Make a Fantastic Frappé From Home Iced coffee is incredibly popular these days, with so many different varieties to choose from! Whether you want a simple and straightforward iced americano or a more sophisticated iced latte, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Frappés have been around for a number of years now and […]

Avoid These Mistakes When Making Cold Brew Coffee

Avoid These Mistakes When Making Cold Brew Coffee Cold brew coffee is one of the most thirst-quenching drinks out there. It allows coffee lovers to enjoy the nutty aromas of their beloved drink whilst not overheating on a hot summer’s day.  Cold brew coffee differs from iced coffee in the way it is prepared and […]

Want to Make Nitro Coffee Yourself? Here’s Everything You’ll Need

Want to Make Nitro Coffee Yourself? Here’s Everything You’ll Need Nitro coffee is becoming one of the most popular new coffee-based drinks on the market! It is an alternative take on the traditional cold brew that takes texture and taste to the next level.  Nitro coffee may sound like a space-age invention if you have […]

How to Brew the Perfect Iced Americano

How to Brew the Perfect Iced Americano Iced coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the summertime. That refreshing hit of bitter-sweet coffee on a hot day is hard to beat! The taste, mouth feel and overall drinking experience of an iced coffee are vastly different from regular, hot coffee.  Not everyone wants […]

Iced vs Cold Brew Coffee: The Difference Explained

Iced vs Cold Brew Coffee: The Difference Explained Many coffee lovers around the world tend to enjoy a chilled version of their favorite caffeinated drink when the summer rolls around. Iced coffee is a very popular variant, but it is often confused with cold brew. However, these drinks are actually made using a very different […]

How to Make the BEST Iced Coffee from Home!

How to Make the BEST Iced Coffee from Home! Iced Coffee has become incredibly popular in recent years, especially with coffee lovers that crave a more refreshing and thirst-quenching drink in the summer months. Iced coffee is a pretty self-explanatory drink, but it can actually be quite tricky to nail down the perfect formula. If […]

How to Make Coffee in a Percolator: In 6 Easy Steps

How to Make Coffee in a Percolator: In 6 Easy Steps Coffee can be brewed using a range of different methods. From the humble, straightforward french press to the most high-tech and precise espresso machines, coffee lovers are well-catered to regardless of how much effort they want to put in.  One of the most rudimentary […]