What is Pre-Infusion? A Welcome Addition to the Specialty Espresso Scene

Pre-Infusion - what is it and how it can help make the perfect espresso

A new word that seems to be cropping up more and more in the specialty espresso world is “pre-infusion”. What exactly is it, and why should you care Espresso is a complex world with plenty of jargon to go around. A new one that seems to be cropping up more and more is “pre-infusion”. What … Read more

The Essentials of How to Steam Milk (And Froth It)

Essentials of How to Steam Milk - the only guide you will need

Want to know how baristas make such amazing milk coffees? Learn the basics of how to steam milk that’s silky and velvety smooth. Discover how to position your milk jug and steam wand for the best results. Milk and coffee. A match made in heaven. If steamed well, milk adds a layer of velvety, natural … Read more

The Home Guide to Espresso: Your Favorite Types

The Home Guide to Espresso - Your Favorite Types

Espresso, a beloved staple in the world of coffee, is more than just a drink; it’s an art form. This guide delves into the rich world of espresso, exploring its various types and how they can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. Whether you’re a seasoned coffee enthusiast or new to the espresso … Read more

Long Black vs Americano: 4 Major Differences

Long Black vs Americano - Learn the Differences

A long black and an Americano are two of the most common espresso-based black coffees. At their cores, a long black and an Americano are just hot water + espresso. The ingredients list is essentially the same. They are closely related, yet there are subtle differences that make these two drinks similar, but not interchangeable. … Read more

A Complete Crash Course: How to Use a Moccamaster

A Complete Crash Course - How to Use a Moccamaster

Your one-stop guide to everything you ever wanted to learn about how to use a Moccamaster drip coffee maker. Welcome! This is your one-stop guide to everything you ever wanted to learn about the Moccamaster drip coffee maker. I’ve written it for beginners in mind, so if you’ve never touched a Moccamaster before, this is … Read more

What Is a Flat White? A Hip Drink? Or Is It Better Than a Latte?

What Is a Flat White Coffee - Is It Better Than a Latte

Hey, hey! We have a ‘new’ kid on the block. A flat white coffee. What is it, and how does it compare to the timeless latte? What’s it’s storyFor newcomers to the world of specialty coffee, you might have heard of a new kid on the block. A “flat white” coffee. Maybe you even saw … Read more

Battle of the Baby Coffees: Piccolo Latte vs Cortado

Coffee enthusiasts often find themselves in a delightful dilemma when choosing between the subtle variations of espresso-based drinks. Among these, the Piccolo Latte and Cortado stand out as unique, petite options for those who love their coffee strong but balanced with milk. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore these two beverages in-depth, unraveling their nuances … Read more

What Is Magic Coffee Melbourne? – What Is This Sneaky, Secret Drink?

Magic Coffee Melbourne - Coffee

Melbourne, the coffee capital of Australia, is renowned for its vibrant coffee culture, with every laneway echoing the sounds of espresso machines and the scent of freshly brewed coffee. Among the plethora of coffee choices, there lies a hidden gem known only to the locals – the Magic Coffee. This blog post delves into the … Read more

Latte Art Lab: The 4 Basic Latte Art Patterns

Latte Art Lab - Four Basic Latte Art Patterns

You’ve got to learn how to walk before you can jump. Wanna learn how to pour unicorns and seahorses in your latte art? Make sure you’ve nailed these 4 basic latte art patterns first! The crema is literally a blank canvas awaiting your brush, or in our case, our milk pitcher. You can go wild, unleashing … Read more