Siphon — Understanding the brew method

Vacuum brewers were originally designed to pull water through much finer ground coffee by using the force of vacuum in the final phase of the brewing process.   The Grind It was believed those days that finer ground coffee produced a tastier cup. It must be noted that finely ground coffee increases flow restriction and […]

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The French Press — Understanding the brew Method

French Press coffee

An Introduction First off- lets clear up some confusion around the name. In Italy it’s known as a caffettiera a stantuffo. In New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa it’s known as a ‘Coffee plunger’. In UK ,Netherlands and France the name is ‘Cafetière’. In the United States and Canada, it is known as a ‘French press’ or ‘Coffee press’. The coffee press was patented by Milanese designer Attilio Calimani in 1929. […]

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Coffee brewing theory: After the workshop

Understanding coffee brewing from all facets can be quite convoluted for some at times. Some people prefer to keep it simple. Understandably so, considering coffees history and consequent evolution over the last few years. So in an attempt to speed up Cape Town’s  ‘coffee-logic’, I decided to go a little further down the rabbit hole […]

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