This site has background and info on making an inverted coffee – if it’s a user guide you’re looking for then there is a great guide over at Stumptown Coffee
An introduction to the design and operation of Aeropress® coffee makers
Believe it or not… but coffee making is a competitive thing… you can find the latest on the world championships over at World Aeropress Championship
You may not have heard of the Aeropress coffee maker world championships, and indeed you may never even heard of an Aeropress coffee maker – and that’s perhaps understandable as the Aeropress coffee maker has been on the market for barely Continue reading Championships
You could go out and try all of the different ways to make a coffee – indeed I think you should, but before you do… maybe you’d like to read about them?
Once you have your roast coffee beans – and the story behind that is a whole other article in itself – the process of turning them into a drink of coffee is, in essence, quite a simple one. Continue reading Methods of Making Coffee
It’s a long story and an interesting story… you might just want to drink your coffee? But how about reading some history whilst you drink your coffee? I certainly think that you’ll enjoy the drink more when you know about its long and complex history… it even explains why there are the different varieties that you get today.
You almost certainly have a jar coffee in your kitchen. Everybody you know almost certainly has a jar of coffee in his or her kitchen. Even people who don’t like coffee have coffee. It would seem very odd if you called at someone’s house and they offered you a drink, but coffee was not one of the options. Not only do you have a jar of coffee, you will probably have coffee paraphernalia: a cafetiere, say, or an Aeropress® Coffee Maker, maybe a grinder. Certainly you will have some coffee cups.
Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is these days most well known for its teas, and rightly so: the country’s climate and geography are ideal for producing some of the finest teas in the world. It is the world’s leading tea exporter and around a million of its citizens work in the industry. Less well known, however, is that until the mid-19th century the country was far more famous for its coffee. Indeed, “Ceylon coffee” was regarded as being superior to Java, and was served in some of the finest establishments in Europe and America.
This is just a fun story… something to read while you take your coffee break… don’t take it too seriously!
Most of us drink, in the west, drink coffee. In the US for instance, more than 80 per cent of adults consume it every day or most days. The figure is somewhat lower in the UK due to our traditional love of tea, but even here more than half of us drink coffee, even if not every day. And with the flood of high street coffee chains over the past couple of decades, combined with increasingly long working hours that often seem to call for a shot of caffeine in the mornings and then again throughout the day, that figure is only increasing.
For many hundreds of years, coffee houses have been hubs of social interaction. There is something about the rich aromas, the clinking of cups, the warming feel of the beverage and the mind-sharpening effects of caffeine which encourages lively discourse, serious or otherwise. It is no coincidence that some of the world’s great financial institutions – including Lloyds of London and the New York Stock Exchange – sprang forth from coffee houses. Indeed, Lloyds actually was a coffee house at one stage.