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Why you should buy a grinder.... my Quora response!

Why you should buy a grinder....  my Quora response!

I got asked, probably by a bot, to answer a question of Quora about why you should grind your own coffee.  Here's my response!    A few reasons. Here are two that in my current state I will pass on: Control - you can have your coffee beans ground to match the brew method you are using. One of my pet hates are ground coffee bags that state ‘suitable for all coffee makers’. Man that’s crazy talk right there. Each brew method (filter, cafetiere, espresso etc) works best within a range of grind fineness. So by grinding your own beans...

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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 alpro coconut milk (contains soy) to make a latte - a simple guide with a video!

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Frothing alpro coconut milk (contains soy)  to make a latte - a simple guide with a video!

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.   Remember to always check the label guys.. Take a look at Dave de Cafe's video demonstration   Preparation We used all the standard equipment: Temperature sensor Steel jug A coffee machine capable of pulling a good espresso shot Getting the right coffee shot An artist needs a canvas!  That canvas in coffee art world is the espresso shot and the 'crema' that gives you the contrast between the...

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About coffee - from coffee types to UK distribution.

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About coffee - from coffee types to UK distribution.

A quick guide to coffee bean types and distribution in the UK

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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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