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Coffee storage basics

Posted by Carla Q on

When investing in top quality, specialty coffee beans for home, you want to get the most out of them. Incorrect storage can really mess with your brew, so we’ve compiled a basic cheat-sheet on coffee storage...
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Processing the details: coffee processing 101

Posted by Carla Q on

Natural, dried, honey processed: We take a look at the various coffee processing methods and the effects they have on the final cup.
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Father’s Day Gift Guide for coffee-loving dads (2019 edition)

Posted by Carla Q on

This Father’s Day, don’t make Dad settle for yet another tie or wallet. Think about what he really loves – coffee! Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a challenge, that’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and have come up with a list of our favourite coffee-themed gifts that all of the father figures in your life are going to love. There's not a single sock or handkerchief included.
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The anatomy of the coffee cherry & what it means for your cup

Posted by Carla Q on

Most of us have seen pictures of the bright red coffee cherries — the fruit of the coffee plant. While they look pretty sweet, inside each one is a reasonably thin skin and flesh layer encasing a pair of hard green coffee beans.
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The lowdown on cold brew

Posted by Anee Sampath on

Summer is officially over in Australia but warms days still linger and there’s plenty of opportunity to kick back with our favourite icy beverage- cold brew coffee. It’s benefits reach well beyond summer refreshment however, including some interesting health benefits. If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go!

To clarify, cold brew is not the same drink as iced coffee. The cold brew coffee process involves steeping coarse coffee grounds in cold water for up to 24 hours. Grounds are filtered out carefully, leaving a powerful coffee concentrate that can to be diluted with water/ice or milk/cream before drinking. Due to the slow rate of extraction, the nature of the flavours are altered and a reduction in bitternress and acidity can be noted.

There are a few ways to make cold brew easily & conveniently at home, and we’ve done the hard work for you by road testing a few (which are featured in an upcoming blog post- stay tuned). But first – what are the pros of cold brew?

It gives all of the major health benefits of hot coffee—such as decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes type 2, and Alzheimer's in addition to: 

1 - Antioxidant powerhouse
Cold brew contains phytonutrients, which are partially destroyed by the temperatures of hot brewing. Lower temp brews retain more of these antioxidants as well as the amazing benefits of Chlorogenic acid.

2 - You won’t need to add sugar
Cold brew is described as being of delicate flavour, sweet, smooth and lacking the bitterness of hot brews. This means you will be less likely to add sugar, which is a great health gain in itself.

4 - Can be easier on the stomach
It is generally thought that the acid content of coffee can cause acid reflux and stomach issue for some. The acidity of coffee however is actually around ph5, compare that to a can of Cola at ph2.3 and you can see coffee is not the acidic concoction it is often assumed to be. Cold brew has lower acidity than hot brewed coffee (studies have shown up to 67% lower). Though there’s not a lot of scientific evidence to back the reasons why, many claim they can tolerate cold brew much better than heat extracted coffee.

Also to note: dairy milk is also acidic so try serving your cold brew with almond milk if you have issues with stomach acidity (we love almond milk with a dash of cinnamon and honey!)

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