Direct Connect Coffee - Colombia Fairtrade Organic

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Kimberley Coffee Company - Direct Connect Coffee Program Prides itself on sourcing the very best sustainable coffee in the World. Then roasting in small batches and express delivering to your door. Kimberley Coffee's new Direct Connect Coffee Program we are taking it a step closer to the farmer and his community. we have done this with our new Colombian Coffee Colombian SR Micro Lot La Jacoba (http://www.kimberleycoffee.com.au/shop/coffee/coffeesingle-origin/columbian-fairtrade-organic-sr-micro-lot-la-jacoba) The back story of this amazing must try coffee ASPROUNI  ...read more

Coffee Cupping - what is it?

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Do you have to be a professional coffee sampler/tester to know all about coffee ? The ‘coffee cuppers’ seem to have all of it, over and above their usual coffee buying, judging and writing reviews. But you can also enjoy the flavors of awesome coffee, if you wish to. Coffee is judging is dont by the professional ‘cuppers’ through its many attributes, like smell, taste, flavor, body, acidity and several others. You can also simulate a professional set up with some simple arrangements. First, you must have an abundant supply of fresh, filtered w  ...read more

Coffee Down The Columbian Way

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If you're a coffee drinker you have heard of, and probably tried, a cup of Columbian. Bland, sometimes adequate, and sold everywhere. But that's predominately coffee shop or supermarket store coffee. Would you criticize the fine food of a four star restaurant by comparing it to a cheap diner before you've tasted both? Like any major producer, Columbia does generate a lot of very average beans. If you're willing to look a little deeper within that huge output you will find some great gems. By contrast to Brazil, which dry-processes most of its coffee berries, almost all Colu  ...read more

Steaming in with espresso machine tips.

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So what exactly is espresso coffee? An espresso coffee is sold at the café in a small cup and is an extremely strong cup of coffee. Espresso is used in making café latte, cappuccino and café mocha. Espresso is made in the espresso machine by forcing about two ounces of hot water through tightly packed finely ground espresso coffee. The resulting liquid is a deep brown color with a slight froth on top. Espresso makers differ in the water temperatures, the fineness of the espresso coffee, the pressure with which the water is pressed through the coffee and how tightly th  ...read more

Tips For Buying A Great Espresso Maker

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Most people who love specialty coffee drinks eventually purchase an espresso maker. With a good one, you can make all your favourite drinks in the comfort of your own kitchen and try out a new recipe or two. Since this is a large investment, you should spend some time learning about these machines before you buy. Learn about the features available and then read some reviews to find the best machine for your home. Common Types of Espresso Maker Manual Espresso Makers Manual machines require you to do all the work. You measure and grind the beans, tamp the grounds and brew the coff  ...read more

What is the best Grind for my Machine?

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With so many options for making Coffee, and with many requests from customers like "I have a plunger what sort of grind do I need? " So I have put together a guide to help you decide the best grind for you and your coffee device, so using this diagram you can experiment with your Coffee to get the right result for you. happy brewing. Regards, The Coffee Grind   ...read more

five reasons your coffee tastes bad

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Five reasons your Coffee tastes bad ( and how to fix them ) You have just got up and it's that time the time you make yourself that wake up coffee to get your day started. So if you are a coffee lover like me you hang out for that first cup of life charging to get your day off to a great start. Sadly many of us don't get the coffee we deserve, this can happen for many reasons here are 5. 1. Stale coffee beans . This is a big one like all food Coffee can go off - there are many reasons for this, not stored in a cool dry dark place. We have covered storage of Coffee beans   ...read more

Coffee - The game changer

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Here at Kimberley Coffee Company we not only roast coffee we drink it as well, and a lot of it. Recently I got thinking about the whole coffee thing well about the drinking and the different methods of making coffee in the domestic and small office area. How things have changed.................. Growing up, most of us had our first experience with either instant or drip filter coffee. With a legacy of Tea drinking form England, Australia was starting to embrace coffee more and more. Italian migrants in the 50's and 60's bought the food, coffee and coffee drinking devices to  ...read more

Espresso Machine Back Flushing

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Espresso Machine Back flushing 1. Insert blind filter in porta filter and add 3 g of Espresso Cleaning Powder. Insert porta-filter into group head. 2. Activate brew cycle for 5 seconds. Stop 5 seconds. Repeat 4 times. 3. Remove porta filter. Activate new extraction cycle and rinse porta-filter in stream of water from group head. Stop cycle. 4. Insert porta filter into group head. Repeat step (2) without detergent 5 more times. 5. Make and discard a cup of espresso to ensure no residue remains. The Espresso Machine Cleaner is a specially designed cleaner for e  ...read more