Four common espresso mistakes that we make.

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Does your espresso taste funny? Do you often wonder why you are unable to get that perfect shot? Brewing an espresso is one thing but improving and fine-tuning it is quite another. A bad espresso may lack body, or may be overly bitter, sour or even pungent. If that’s how your espresso tastes, you may […]

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How to improve your coffee palate?

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Stone fruit, brown spice, floral – yes it can be sometimes intimidating and confusing to see these flavour notes on the coffee bags but the good news is that you can get better at tasting coffee. You can develop an excellent palate and ascertain those nuanced differences between coffees. 1. Don’t just taste coffee Pay […]

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What does coffee processing mean for the coffee you are drinking?

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Process – You must have often seen this word on your coffee bags. It might be nice to know what it means while you are choosing your coffee as it affects the taste of the coffee. So, let’s talk about what it means and how coffee processing method can affect flavours and mouth feel. Touching […]

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What are espresso beans?

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Let me break it to you – there is no such thing as espresso beans or espresso blend. So why do we label coffee that way? Espresso is a method of coffee extraction in which hot water under pressure passes rapidly through the grounds to extract the oils and other aromatic compounds from the coffee. […]

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Winter Coffees

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When air turns crisp and begins to smell different, when temperature drops, we know it is not just the season that is changing. Our coffee cravings change too! We look for notes of caramel, chocolate, roasted nuts, cinnamon, apple, maple and cranberries. We hope these coffees bring the same comfort and warmth to you as […]

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Which Pour Over Method is right for you?

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If you like your coffee black or are willing to experiment some more with coffee flavours and aromas, think no more, take the leap into pour-over coffee. Pour Over Method involves extraction from coffee grounds held in a filter. As hot water passes through the grounds and filter, liquid containing aromatic compounds and oils run […]

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Decaf can be tasty too.

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As much as we enjoy caffeine in our coffee, some might be sensitive to it. To counter this problem, various methods have been developed to decaffeinate coffee. The world has moved away from the phase when Baristas looked down upon decaf drinkers. People in the coffee industry are increasingly realising that there are many people […]

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Can Coffee be ‘too fresh’ ?

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Coffee doesn’t taste good if it’s not fresh but did you know that a coffee ‘too fresh’ might not taste good as well? Coffee never expires. This means that there is no risk of consuming coffee even after the “best-before” date. Although it loses its aromas and flavours after a certain window no matter how […]

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Summer is here! The only summer coffee drinks you need to know about.

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Gone are the days when people only thought ‘hot’ when someone said coffee. Cold Coffees are all the rage nowadays and the coolest thing (pun intended) to be seen with in summers! We are not talking about ‘Frappes’. We are talking about coffee beverages that do not compromise with the taste of coffee. You can […]

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Are you a coffee lover but new to brewing?

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Do you often feel overwhelmed by the number of coffee options available today? You love the smell of freshly ground coffee; you relish Americanos, Macchiatos and Cappuccinos at the coffee shops but don’t know how to brew a similar cup at home? You are not sure which coffee maker/equipment to buy? If the answer is […]

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How to brew Coffee Cherry Tea or Cascara?

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Coffee beans are seeds of a fruit called coffee cherry. These beans or seeds are removed from cherry and eventually roasted. What happens to the cherry that was protecting those coffee beans all along? They are usually discarded unless they are used in farm as fertilizer. In some cases, the cherries can be dried and […]

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Let’s talk about Espresso.

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The simple definition of Espresso – coffee liquid on which you pour steamed milk to produce a cappuccino or latte. If you just pour it over hot water, you get an Americano. Only if making it were that simple. There is science behind espresso. This method of extraction differs from others as hot water is […]

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Mother’s Day Gift for all types of Moms

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The Perfectionist She makes sure everything around her is perfect – especially you. You carry no stains; your hair is perfect and you are well dressed even during a global pandemic. This bag of Mysore Nuggets is perfect for her. The Exhausted Mom You can look at her face and tell that she needs coffee. She needs […]

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Why grind size matters?

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Coffee is brewed once ground and it is important to know the right grind size for each type of brew. Whether you are drinking an espresso or a pour over, grind size is critical. Different brewing methods call for a different grind size as it affects the extraction speed and time. Finer the grind, more is the […]

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Biggest myths around coffee

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1. Coffee is bitter Contrary to popular belief, coffee well extracted is not completely bitter, it has different tastes and bitterness is one of them. Sourness, sweetness and even saltiness in some cases can be tasted in coffee. Much like wine, coffee has unique flavours that are specific to its origin, variety, processing method and […]

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