Brewing Tips

How To Brew A Strong Coffee

Dark coffee beans

We all have our favourite blend of coffee beans and will always have a bag in the cupboard for our morning brews, but coffee lovers also like to experiment from time to time – a different blend, a darker roast, single origin or organic. It’s an on-going search for a new flavour profile, a richer […]

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Coffee Equipment You Need for a Great Home Brew

Coffee Making Equipment

Coffee you brew at home never seems to taste quite as good as the coffee made by your favourite barista. Part of the reason for this could be the enhanced enjoyment effect we feel (the ‘eee’?) when someone else does the creating and we only have to do the consuming. A bit like having your […]

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Which Blend of Coffee is Right For You?

Image for Coffee Blend post

We try to keep it simple and delicious and although our House Blend appeals pretty much to everyone, we have different options to choose from for coffeeionardo’s to try. At the time of writing we have three regular blends available at all times – House Blend, Organic and Face Kicker – plus one seasonal blend […]

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Extraction Techniques 2. Plunger

Coffee Extraction Techniques

This brewing method is very popular due to its simplicity and convenience. First of all you need to understand that every brewing method has different outcomes and they vary drastically from one to another. Plunger coffee is water based, so it will taste similar to a long black, but it will reveal delicate characteristics from […]

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Extraction Techniques 1: Percolator

Stove Top Coffee Percolator

Hi there folks, coffee addicts, snobs and home baristas, this is Erik from Sipping Duck coffee. Just thought I would give y’all a rundown on an extraction technique used with a stove top percolator. These little buggers can be very temperamental with extraction outcomes due to varying factors. These simple to follow steps should have […]

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