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Coffee Cupping at Home: How to Identify Tasting Notes

Written on September 24, 2022 at 12:27 pm, by

Coffee Cupping (or tasting) at home is easy to do and a lot of fun.   When on the lookout for specialty coffee, it’s common to see tasting notes like “floral” or “citrus” written on the bag. But when you go to try the coffee yourself, and all you taste is coffee, it can beMore

How to Make AeroPress Coffee

Written on September 19, 2022 at 8:26 am, by

When you’re craving a short, strong and delicious pick-me-up, look no further than the AeroPress. The AeroPress method is a favourite for coffee lovers because it does justice to specialty coffee with perfect, even extraction. If you’re finding your morning coffee routine is taking too long or isn’t tasting to your liking, consider adding thisMore

Does Caffeine Make Office Workers More Efficient?

Written on September 13, 2022 at 10:09 am, by

What’s the thing that can make people wake up at 6 a.m. and waste an hour commuting to work everyday? Well, admittedly, not a lot of things have this effect, but great coffee for offices is potentially just the thing. In a post-lockdown world where employees are dreading returning to their cubicles, great coffee forMore

Back-to-school: Tips for Coping with Parental Burnout

Written on September 6, 2022 at 11:13 am, by

The back-to-school season stirs up a lot of emotions depending on who you are. For many, it’s the season of excitement, nerves, nostalgia, new beginnings, and the madness of activity. This time of year can bring joy, in the form of hunkering down on studies or reuniting with classmates. But, if you’re a busy workingMore

Barista-worthy Steamed Milk : Microfoam for Beginners

Written on August 29, 2022 at 11:40 am, by

There’s no experience more decadent than drinking a well-crafted latte. A good latte merries a perfectly pulled shot of espresso and textured milk. But textured milk is easier said than done. That’s why baristas painstakingly steam your milk to perfection. Properly steamed microfoam isn’t thick and foamy; it’s creamy and velvety, and its sweetness complementsMore

Why Do I Need a Burr Grinder?

Written on August 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm, by

Blade grinders are not the best choice for grinding coffee beans. While they are inexpensive and easy to use, they don’t produce the same quality of coffee as burr grinders.  So why do I need a burr grinder?  The reason blade grinders do not produce high-quality coffee is because the blades heat up during operationMore