2017 Coffee Trends

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2017 Coffee Trends From Plantation to Cup The humble coffee bean travels the long journey from grower to bean selector, roaster to café and barista to the cup of every discerning coffee drinker. 2017 will continue to be a growth year for specialty coffee (http://kimberleycoffee.com.au/) and all the players will become more spotlit as the consumer seek more information about their favourite drink, such as origin, growing methods and certifications. With this demand for information, all in the chain of creation to service will keep the up flow of information ch  ...read more

Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India

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Put a Tiger in your tank with Tiger Mountain™ India Tiger Mountain is part of the Direct Connect Coffee program - run by Australian Coffee importers H Bennett - who donate money from each green bag sold to save the endangered tigers of India..... Tasting Notes Its great being involved in this great industry discovering new beans and blending new award winning Coffee - So I am going to share some of my discoveries with you all through this Blog. Today I am talking about ------- One of the best single origin coffees on the market today and very hard to get. A shade  ...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 Is It Good for Your Health?

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If you are a coffee drinker, you no doubt have asked yourself how much coffee is it safe for you to consume on a daily basis. This is not surprising since so much has been blamed on coffee. Heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, you name it. At one time or another, coffee has been made to blame. Here's a new question that you may have never asked yourself: is coffee ever good for you? The answer may surprise you. Here is a statistic to ponder: did you know that there are over 160 million coffee drinkers in the United States alone? In terms of consumption in 2013, the average   ...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

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