How to make a killer coffee?
Perfect in the morning, as a midday pick-me-up, or alongside a sweet dessert, there is no bad time for a coffee break! We talk to our in-house barista to grab all the tips and tricks for making a killer coffee.
‘Control the controllable’
The easiest way to ensure you'll get a great cup each and every time is to control the controllable and just like any process a recipe is the best way to minimise the error. Along with this is 'weigh your coffee' - who would have thought something so simple could be the difference to mediocre and brilliant.
Equipment is everything
Just like anything your coffee, the result is only as good as the equipment that you use to make it with. So below are a few things you should make sure your across;
- Use a flat based tamper
- Buy yourself some coffee scales - we've got your back check them out here.
- Get yourself a good grinder so that you can grind fresh every time you want to make a coffee! You can find one here.
Most importantly though, keep your equipment clean, clean your machine and grinder after every use. Clean equipment means great coffee all the time.
Respect your ingredients
Similarly to equipment, your coffee is only going to be as good as the ingredients you use. So if your after some incredible flavours you should be grabbing a bag of our House Blend Coffee Beans here. Also make sure you use your coffee when it is at it's peak which is around 10 - 25 days after it has been roasted.
To preserve your beans’ fresh roasted flavor as long as possible, store them in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature. Coffee beans can be beautiful, but avoid clear canisters which will allow light to compromise the taste of your coffee. Your beans’ greatest enemies are air, moisture, heat, and light.
Water is also so important to the flavour. Use filtered water, filtered water means clean water and clean water means clean flavours and consistency cup to cup.
Respect your ingredients and you’ll get a great cup each and every time.
Straight from our in-house barista's lips to your ears - it's short and sweet but oh so effective.
- 21 grams of ground coffee into the portafilter
- 50 grams of espresso out.
- 26-28 seconds is best!