Coffee: Fresh Roasted or Not Fresh Roasted?

Question: Which coffee is better, Fresh Roasted Coffee or Roasted Coffee that is more than 6 weeks old. Fresh Roasted Coffee is a catch cry used by many Australian and New Zealand Coffee Roasting companies. Fresh roasted coffee is a term used to describe coffee that is brewed and served within 1 to 14 days of roasting. … Continued

Office and Cafe Coffee Machine Buyers Guide

With so many kinds of office coffee machines available nowadays selecting the most appropriate one for your business can prove challenging. So below we take a look at just a couple of the things to take into consideration when figuring out which coffee maker is going to be suitable for your business. 1. Quality What you … Continued

Coffee Machine Buyers Guide

Consider the details below as to how to select the coffee machine that is right for you: 1. The Size How large do you need your coffee machine to be? Most people buy an 8 to 12 cups coffee maker although they only make a few cups. They do this so that they can have … Continued

5 Healthy Reasons to Drink Coffee

The health impact of coffee has long been a controversial topic, with advocates touting its antioxidant activity and brain-boosting ability, and detractors detailing downsides such as insomnia, indigestion and an increased heart rate and blood pressure. But the latest wave of scientific evidence brings a wealth of good news for coffee lovers. Here are 5 … Continued

Coffee’s Biggest Enemies

Coffee’s biggest enemies are oxygen, moisture, heat and light. Always store opened coffee beans in an airtight container. Glass canning jars or ceramic storage crocks with rubber-gasket seals are good choices. Never refrigerate (roasted coffee beans are porous and readily take up moisture and food odours). Flavour experts strongly advise against ever freezing coffee, especially … Continued

Getting the Right Coffee Grind

Different methods of brewing  and different styles of brewing equipment demand different sizes of coffee ground. The normal categorisations are FINE, MEDIUM and COARSE. The general rule is “the finer the grind, the quicker the infusion”. So smaller grounds do not need to be in the water as long as larger grounds. GENERAL GUIDELINES Brewing … Continued