What is Espresso Crema Made Of Anyway?

By | July 4, 2019

In the world of espresso, crema is all the rage. Often, a coffee shop’s reputation exists in the two or three inch layer of crema that sits atop their espresso beverages. Everything from a cappuccino to a flat white has crema. This layer of crema reveals much about the espresso beans used in the brewing process. It can… Read More »

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What Causes Crema on Espresso Anyway?

By | July 11, 2019

Have you ever had an espresso? Have you ever wondered how espresso gets that layer of crema on the top of it? Well, you are in luck. Today, we are going to learn together how exactly espresso gets its crema! What’s All the Crema About? Anytime someone mentions espresso these days, it seems like they are only concerned… Read More »

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How Espresso is Different From Regular Coffee

By | July 10, 2019

You want to learn more about the world of coffee and the different ways coffee is produced? Well, regular coffee, often called filtered coffee, and espresso are two of the most popular forms of coffee production. To better understand the differences between filtered coffee and espresso we must understand the differences between: Espresso beans and filtered beans Espresso… Read More »

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Can You Make Espresso With Regular Coffee Grounds?

By | July 2, 2019

Quite a common question in the coffee world, individuals wonder everyday if they can make espresso with their regular drip coffee grind. The shortest answer is yes, but…. The next shortest is you can but no one should recommend it, because using regular coffee beans to pull in an espresso machine can leave the drinker with one “sour”… Read More »

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Is French Press Coffee Less Acidic Than Other Brewing Methods

By | July 4, 2019

Coffee addicts all around the country seem to covet the french press as the purest and most reliable method for producing the tastiest cup of coffee. Though lately, the coffee industry has been concerned with producing the least acidic cup of coffee possible. So, is the french press a valid method to lower your coffee’s acidity? Acid, a… Read More »

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How to Keep French Press Coffee Hot

By | July 5, 2019

It happens to all of us. You make the perfect cuppa joe in the morning and then your kid starts crying and before you know it, you sit down to another cold cup of coffee. How can you avoid this age old problem? There isn’t necessarily one answer that will solve the problem for everyone, but here are… Read More »

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Why Does French Press Coffee Taste Better?

By | July 8, 2019

Coffee aficionados agree, the French Press is one of the best ways to brew a delicious cup of coffee. But why is that? Here are a Few of the Main Reasons That People Think French Coffee Tastes The Best Grind Freshness Texture Brewing Ritual These are just a few of the main reasons I think. Let’s look at… Read More »

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Can You Use Normal Coffee Grind in a French Press?

By | July 8, 2019

While it is possible to use a French Press to brew a finely ground coffee, it may not always be the optimal choice. A finely ground coffee will be too fine for the mesh strainer of your French Press to be able to remove the coffee particles. So, unless you enjoy a mouthfeel of coffee grounds, you’ll need… Read More »

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Can You Filter French Press Coffee?

By | July 11, 2019

A large part of the reason people love the French Press, aside from its delicious coffee of course, is the convenience. A French Press allows you the freedom to simply brew, pour and go. Adding the additional step of filtration may be cumbersome for those seeking a quick and delicious cup in the morning. Others who have a… Read More »

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The Difference Between Sour & Bitter Coffee

By | June 28, 2019

First of All – What is Sour Coffee? Sour, or acidic coffee is the flavor profile of coffee beans that have not been fully extracted. What causes sour coffee? Too much water/not enough coffee imbalance The water was not hot enough or was too hot The coffee was not brewed long enough The grind may be too coarse… Read More »

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