Why (You Think) Americanos Suck
Americanos have a bad rap. They are the bane of busy baristas, who would so much rather pour a quick medium drip and keep the line moving. In truth, many an Americano orderer might well be better served getting a decent cup of batch brew, if what they’re after is just a large cup of something warm and coffee-flavoured without a load of milk. But is this always true? Could there be such a thing as a good Americano. A drink that offers all that while being its own thing, with a touch of that espresso magic left in it?...
Get to Know Your DecafEver wondered how decaf coffee becomes decaf? In this article we discuss the different processes, and why decaf is so much more drinkable than it used to be.Read more →
Iced Coffee and Cold Brew, Your Summer Fix
It's back! Our cold brew cans are back in stock and with so many different versions of cold coffee out there, we thought we’d dive into a few of the different ways you can stay cool and caffeinated all summer long.
World Tour: Italy
While Ethiopia is widely recognized as the birthplace of coffee, Italy is where much of modern coffee culture as we know it began. As we wrap up our tour of global coffee traditions, we explore how this one country has influenced coffee consumption the world over, and is upholding its traditions in a changing world. Coffee first arrived in Venice, Italy in the late 1500s; not long after it had taken Turkey by storm. Arriving via trade with Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East, coffee started out as a luxury item, consumed only by those who could afford...
The Aeropress: the Swiss Army Knife of Coffee Brewing
At first glance, the Aerobie Aeropress is innocuous and unassuming. Its wordmarks and primary measurements are embossed and gilded on the outside of the brewer. This, combined with its extremely forgiving recommended brew method, makes this brewer easy to dismiss in favour of more sleek, established and sometimes finicky brew methods. However, make no mistake - the Aeropress is a formidable piece of coffee kit, and your creativity is the only limiting factor in exploring its mysteries. A fun fact about the Aeropress - Alan Adler’s - the inventor - first big invention was the Aerobie Flying Ring. Look it...
World Tour: Vietnam
Our exploration of the global coffee community and traditions continues this week with a trip to Vietnam to check out another unique coffee tradition. On our journey we take a look at the emergence of coffee as a cultural phenomenon and how the Vietnamese have made this drink, truly their own. Introduced to Vietnam by the French in the late 19th century, coffee has blossomed into both a cultural centrepiece and a highly traded commodity. Vietnam is currently the second largest producer of coffee, after Brazil, a result of a coffee boom that occurred in the 1980s and 90s. Vietnam’s coffee...