#cold brew #iced coffee

What's the Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Coffee?

Since the recent popularity of cold brew coffee many consumers have wondered - what is the difference between cold brew and iced coffee? The main difference is the brewing method itself; cold brew is steeped with cold water for 12-48 hours, where iced coffee is brewed with hot water and then mixed with cold water and refrigerated. Both methods are relatively easy to execute, but the flavor profile achieved can be dramatically different. ...

#coffee basics #coffee bean

How Is Coffee Grown

Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn in and area known as the "Coffee Belt". South America dominates coffee plantations with Brazil contributing more than 40% of all coffee production worldwide. The coffee bean is actually a seed, and it is tucked inside the fruit of a coffee plant similar to a pit of a cherry. The two most common coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta. ...

#filtration #water #water quality

Water Filtration: What to Do When Your Water Isn't Up to Snuff

So, you’ve done all of the research on which espresso machine is best for you and after what seems like forever, you make a decision and choose that a gorgeous direct plumbed espresso machine of your dreams. So why should I worry about the water? Scale deposits - which are due to a high amount of carbonate hardness in your water. These deposits can cause several issues, the least of which is coffee, that does not taste as it should! ...

#brewing methods #french press

Brew With French Press

As the saying goes, when in France do as the French do. Well, we’re not in France but you should definitely do as the French do when it comes to making coffee with a French Press. Some say that this classic coffee brewing method produces the best coffee with its rich and bold, yet clean taste. One of the reasons that the French Press brews such a great cup of coffee is because the concentrated, complex flavors of the beans are revealed when the water is in contact with the grounds for the entire brew process. ...

#how to choose a grinder #espresso grinder #coffee grinder

Choosing an Espresso Grinder

A consistent grind is hugely important in the process of making a high-quality cup of coffee, which is why the grinder is the most important piece of equipment when it comes to coffee preparation. Can it be more important than the actual machine itself? Yes, it can be. The grinder determines if the coffee you brew after you grind actually can be any good. Bad grind = bad coffee. To prove the level of consistency of grind, we need a burr grinder and not a blade grinder. ...

#la marzocco #linea mini

Linea Mini Review

The linea Mini is a compact version of the popular, well-known, classic Linea. If you don’t recognize the name, than you don’t know espresso! This miniature beauty is available in 3 bold colors - red, white, black, and of course stainless steel. The simplicity of this machine makes it not only a breeze to use, but to maintain for years to come. Although the brew paddle resembles that of the GS/3 MP don’t be fooled, you cannot play around with the pre-infusion. ...