espresso


Rok espresso vs flair espresso.
When I heard about The Rok “Espresso Maker”, and then the more recent invention along these lines, Flair Espresso Maker, I was thinking of them as “Espresso style” coffee makers, as with Aeropress and Moka pots, in that they probably make something which is similar to Espresso, but not quite true espresso with all of the body, flavour and crema […]

Rok Vs Flair – The Battle of the Manual Espresso ...


5 ways to take your espresso to the next level .
This is a great guest post from Bryan, from The Coffee Maven, which was inspired by an earlier guest post – and provides some great tips for improving your Espresso. Like most people who frequent this site, I drink an absurd amount of coffee. Part of that is because caffeine is my fuel of choice, but an even larger reason […]

5 Ways to Take Your Espresso to the Next Level




Coffee Shop Menu
One thing I’m often asked by people who’re just in the process of discovering speciality coffee in the UK, as many people are, is about the difference between the various coffee types, for instance Americano vs. filter coffee, Latte vs. cappuccino, flat white vs. Macchiato and so on.  I’ve told the story here before about being stood behind a guy […]

Types of Coffee & the Difference Between Them


If you follow me on twitter, you will probably have seen my morning tweets where I post a picture of my morning flat white, with my latest latte art attempt. I only do this by the way when the attempt was at least slightly passable for latte art, sometimes I make a complete pigs ear of it, in which case […]

INSTANT Freshly Brewed Coffee Via Aeropress!


Coffee Grinder.
So I was in need of a coffee grinder, and I was amazed at what a difficult decision it is to decide which one I should get. I was also amazed by how much money I found I was going to have to invest, just on something with a motor and a couple of chunks of metal to grind coffee beans. It would appear that […]

Coffee Grinder – Which one??



Decadent Decaf. 4
    A few weeks ago I received a tweet from @DecadentDecaf asking me if I’d like to try their speciality decaf coffee, and after reading some reviews calling this the best decaf coffee in the UK, obviously I replied yes please, and they very kindly sent me four bags of freshly roasted coffee beans to sample: Ethiopia Sidamo, Signature Espresso Blend, Indonesia […]

Is This The Best decaf coffee in the UK? Decaf ...


Pulling an Espresso Shot.
If you’re wondering what is the difference between espresso and coffee such as drip filter and cafetiere, this short post should help. I’m writing this because I’ve had a few conversations with people who thought that espresso just related to the size of the cup and / or strength of the coffee, and I do seem to recall that I […]

The Difference Between Filter Coffee and Espresso


Broadening Your Horizens With Different Coffees.
Are you predictable in your choice of coffee? If you walk into your favourite coffee shop, does the Barista know what you’re going to order as soon as they see you? I know people like this, and I used to be like this myself until I purposely broadened my horizons by trying a different kind of coffee each time, and […]

Broadening Your Horizons With Different Coffee Drinks.