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How to make great moka pot coffee - YouTube instructional video

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How to make great moka pot coffee - YouTube instructional video

Making great coffee with a Moka Pot Moka Pot coffee is a great way to make excellent coffee at home.  The Moka Pot is cheap, easy to clean and use and if you follow some simple instructions a way of providing consistently excellent coffee. The team at Sidewalk Coffee have produced this simple instructional video.  https://youtu.be/-JLoCWOSyvU Please follow our YouTube channel for further updates.  

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Frothing coconut milk to make a latte - a simple guide with a picture

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Frothing coconut milk to make a latte - a simple guide with a picture

So we did it!  Coconut milk might not be for everyone but if you're trying to cut out dairy it's a great alternative and we can even froth it like standard milk. Preparation We used all the standard equipment: Temperature sensor Steel jug ECM / Rocket coffee machine (half moon dial) Frothing the coconut milk Coconut milk has a different consistency to cow's milk - our Alpro milk was 'gloopy' so we decided to put a little more air into the coconut milk at the start of the process. We then used traditional frothing techniques and created a vortex in...

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About coffee - from coffee types to UK distribution.

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About coffee - from coffee types to UK distribution.

Bean Types There are two main coffee bean types: Coffee Arabica and Coffee Robusta. Around three quarters of the coffee grown around the world is Coffee Arabica. This coffee is grown at higher altitudes than Robusta and is also harder to grow due to lower tolerance to disease. However it tastes better and has better aromatic properties. Coffee Robusta has around twice the amount of caffeine as Arabica coffee and is more disease tolerant. It can also be grown at lower altitudes. It is however an inferior product to Arabica in terms of flavour and aroma.Other bean types do exist...

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Making coffee in a cafetiere, simple steps, great coffee.

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Making coffee in a cafetiere, simple steps, great coffee.

It's all about the coffee grind and the coffee to water ratio! Actually, there's another dimension. The temperature of the water.   So here's a rough guide to making perfect cafetiere coffee. 1) Ideally, start with freshly roasted beans (less than a month old) 2) Boil the kettle 3) Grind the beans, coarse setting, similar to granulated sugar 4) IMPORTANT - don't let the grounds sit around for more than 15 minutes or so... 5) Depending on your coffee strength preferences, put between 7 and 10 grams of coffee per cup into the cafetiere. So, if you have a 2...

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