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Vacuum PACKED: Why do coffee bags have a little valve?

If you’ve ever bought a large amount of coffee beans, you’ll likely have noticed the presence of the coffee bag valve. This valve, though very important to the health of your coffee beans, may seem counter-intuitive at first. Why would there be a valve in your coffee bag? Well, we’ll find out if this is the case, or if coffee bag valves are a little more sophisticated than that.

Coffee Drinks from Around the World - Africa

A lot of people may be surprised to learn that Africa is actually the birthplace of coffee. This is likely because compared to European and South American countries, coffee is generally consumed on a smaller scale by African locals. However, with 13% of the world’s coffee production taking place in Africa, the continent is seeing a surge in the number of people developing a passion for coffee. 

How many bars of pressure for the perfect coffee and espresso?

When it comes to understanding coffee, BARs of pressure are often laid to the wayside in favor of discussing coffee bean varieties, roast levels, and the various ratios required to make different styles of coffee. And yet, knowing about BARs of pressure is essential for anyone that owns a coffee machine – or is planning to buy one – since it directly correlates with how effectively your coffee machine can make espresso shots and extract flavor. So, if you want to learn all about the BAR necessities of coffee, look no further!

Making Turkish Coffee at Home

With a rich cultural heritage that goes back over 500 years, Turkish coffee is a traditional drink that is steeped in as much history as it is in flavor. Despite its longstanding historical significance, brewing Turkish coffee at home doesn’t take much time at all! In just a few minutes, you could brew a stunning cup of coffee that is sure to expand your coffee horizons!

Coffee Drinks from around the world - South America

Though coffee didn’t originate in South America, it has quickly become one of the most commonly cultivated plants in the region. Thanks to a combination of perfect geography, ideal topography, and the right weather conditions, South America (in particular, Brazil) has become the world’s leading region for coffee production. With so much coffee to go around, you can bet that South America has a thriving coffee culture with several unique coffee drinks found nowhere else in the world. Let’s take a look at four of these special beverages that you may never have heard of, but are beloved classics in various regions of South America!

Matcha Coffee Recipe

Who would have thought that tea and coffee would meld so well together? And yet, there’s no denying that matcha coffee is a delicious match made in heaven! Though matcha coffee is now a staple in cafes around the world, did you know that matcha actually has an incredible history that spans nearly a millennium and even has loads of amazing health benefits?

How To Thoroughly Clean & Descale Your EspressoWorks Espresso and Coffee Maker

Why is your coffee starting to taste worse than it did when your coffee maker was new? Well, the answer could simply be that you no longer have a clean coffee maker and need to spend some time descaling and maintaining your machine. That’s right, spending a little extra time to clean your coffee maker could be the difference between having an unsatisfying coffee experience and an amazing one!

Holiday Gift Guide for Coffee Lovers

Preparing a gift for coffee lovers can be a daunting task, especially if you aren’t super well-versed with all the tools, products, and equipment that coffee experts use regularly. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of wonderful goodies that will be sure to perk up the day of even the most ardent coffee lover – no caffeine necessary!

What’s the perfect coffee to water ratio?

Brewing coffee can be as exact or as approximate of a procedure as you like, but to brew a consistently good cup of joe, you’ll definitely need to be on top of your coffee to water ratios. Before diving into exact ratios and how to measure them out, let’s take a look at a few reasons why coffee water ratios even exist and why they can really level up your coffee brewing experience. 

Brew Up Some Knowledge: Fun Coffee Facts

We’ve compiled a list of coffee facts so strange and bizarre that your friends will start calling you factuccino before long! Okay, maybe they won’t give you the moniker of factuccino, but they’ll certainly be impressed that you know these 5 incredible coffee facts!

How to Make Starbucks Drinks at Home

Starbucks is known the world over for its iconic and creative coffee creations. Ranging from sweet and decadent to savory and rich, there’s a Starbucks drink that delights the taste buds of just about every coffee lover out there. But what do you do when that coffee craving kicks in but you’re nowhere near a Starbucks? Do you simply ignore what your body so desperately desires and give up? Of course not! You simply follow the instructions below and brew up your own Starbucks recipes at home!

A complete guide to the types of coffee drinks (and their ratios)

There are many delicious types of coffee drinks out there to suit even the most discerning of tastebuds. But do you know what makes your coffee taste so good? Of course, the ingredients you use will play a huge part in the flavors you are able to extract. However, there is another often overlooked secret that makes your favorite types of coffee drinks achieve their amazing flavor. 

Clean Cups, Clean Cups! The Many Shapes of Espresso Cups and Their Uses

Espresso is often considered to be a way of life rather than simply being a pastime to enjoy. This makes it important to tailor every part of your espresso journey so that it is just right, and adds to that ultra-satisfying feeling of drinking the perfect cup of espresso.

The Best Dalgona Coffee Recipe

This new type of coffee came from relatively unknown beginnings, but it is now not uncommon to see Dalgona Coffee featured in coffee shop menus in a variety of different regions. So just how did Dalgona Coffee become such a global sensation and what exactly is it?

Coffee Hits Different with this Biscotti Recipe

While coffee tastes amazing all on its own, it can be elevated to new heights when paired with biscotti. This iconic Italian biscuit is known the world over for its distinctive taste and simplicity to make. So, if you crave an Italian culinary adventure of your own, but are stuck at home, here’s our take on a simple biscotti recipe that’ll transport your taste buds directly on an Italian getaway!

What's the Difference Between a Latte and Cappuccino?

Cappuccinos and Lattes are two of the world’s most popular espresso drinks, but many people, including ardent coffee aficionados, are surprisingly unaware of what makes each one unique. Take your love of coffee to an entirely new level and get a shot of knowledge by learning about the difference between lattes and cappuccinos. 

Helpful Tips for New Baristas

There’s nothing quite like brewing the perfect cup of coffee early in the morning to set your day off on a high note. However, without consistency, you’ll almost certainly have a few mornings where your coffee will leave you wishing you’d have just stayed in bed. But fear not, aspiring home baristas, with these six simple steps, you’ll be able to build consistency into your coffee-brewing routine and guarantee the perfect cuppa every single time!

Barista Tools You Need to Amp Up Your Coffee Set Up

For those of us who love coffee, there’s nothing quite like the decadent smell of roasted beans and the familiar gurgle of espresso being freshly brewed. Many of us have to travel to our local coffee shop for a slice of heaven, but why not create your own setup right in the comfort of your own abode?