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

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

Espresso Martini

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With the popularity of Cafe's is it any wonder that the Espresso Martini has become popular as well most night clubs and bars have it on there menu's? Sometimes called the espressotini, this drink is a perfect blend of coffee and alcohol. If you’re looking for a buzz that picks you up while relaxing you at the same time, then it's time that you asked your bartender for an Espresso Martini. So what is an Espresso Martini? Well, that depends on who you ask. There are so many variations of this drink out there that there isn't a generally accepted recipe. The only consistent i  ...read more

Fresh Coffee Beans - The Daily Grind

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Air is the enemy of fresh roasted coffee . Once air comes in contact with your coffee grinds, they begin to lose their flavor and oxidise . Coffee manufacturers vacuum seal their grinds and introduce nitrogen to keep them fresh while they sit on the shelves at the supermarket but once you break that seal, it’s all downhill from there. Buying whole coffee beans and grinding them yourself is a great way to ensure that your coffee remains as flavorful as possible. But do you know how to grind your coffee beans properly? Different types of coffee calls for different types of grinds  ...read more

The Travelling Coffee Maker - or how do I make a Latte with a Plunger or French Press

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So how do you make a Latte ( or cappuccino ) on the run at home or in your hotel room without an espresso machine or cafe near by? We get that question all the time when we are talking to customers who are on holidays here in Broome. In most cases you will have a Coffee Plunger ( french press ) in your hotel room, grab some ( or take ) some awesome Coffee and take your hand grinder with you on your trip ( or pre ground your coffee ) as well as your small plunger or Aeropress. This video from Coffeefusion will give you the idea on how to put it together. www.kimberleycoffee.com.au (http://www.k  ...read more

Coffee - Understand What Caffeine Does To Us And Why We Have Decaf

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I’m no different from any other Australian; I love a good coffee after I wake up. In fact, I adore grinding my coffee fresh and putting it through my home espresso machine. I also crave the flavour even after having had dinner. Unfortunately, dependent on your body, your reaction to the caffeine will vary. This can mean the difference between a cup of coffee at night or a sleepless night of tossing and turning. I personally cannot drink coffee before bedtime because I am sensitive to the affects of caffeine. I can’t even drink soft drinks containing caffeine, before  ...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