For my daughter Suzanne's pre-birthday treat we decided to hit some coffee shops - most of which we have never been to before. Armed with the South African's Coffee-Lover's Bible we set off for a caffeine trip. First stop: Munch I have to say, having a coffee shop as a nursery did not promise great … Continue reading Coffee Shop Road Trip
I heard a comment last week: "I can not make coffee in the Aeropress without everything leaking out", and wondered how many people struggle with this? Now there are two methods of using the Aeropress and the foolproof way which I will describe is what is known as the inverted method. Some of the wonderful things … Continue reading So you bought your self an Aeropress?
Last week my wife and I attended an alternative brewing course at Vintage coffee. It was a real eye opener for me who is mostly a cappuccino / sometimes espresso drinker. Firstly all coffees are tasted black and secondly, coffees are tasted and allowed to cool down as you repeatedly taste them. The evening started … Continue reading An evening brewing black
The Chemex is one of the most iconic, classic brewing methods. When I first saw one I thought , "what a weird name" and "this looks like nothing"! It grew on me though and now it is one of the brewing methods I would like to pursue. You just have to look at the elegant … Continue reading Chemex – The sexy one
French Press? Sounds like the paparazzi, but it is probably one of the most accessible brewing methods. In it's simplest form it is a tubular container with a removable metal filter used to press down on the coffee. This is the first in the series of blogs about alternative brewing methods from the steeping group. … Continue reading The Cafetière aka The French Press
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. William Shakespeare I was sent a post about alternative brewing methods by my daughter and that got me thinking.... I have seen a few alternative methods and have even seen videos on making your own. So what methods are there? What characteristics does each present? … Continue reading Brewing Methods
Why coffee? Is it because coffee smells like freshly ground heaven? Perhaps it is what coffee does to us, to our bones, to our soul. It is not about the much published rush, but rather, the opposite - it's the feeling of "ahhhh" when you take your first sip on a cold morning or sitting … Continue reading Baby steps