I’m sipping on a cup of filter coffee from Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. This is a favourite coffee growing region for many, and it’s always been one of my personal picks too. Clean, bright and fruity and floral. Wow. Coffee can be pretty delicious he? But there can be a true frustration when you try to recreate those perfect coffees from your local cafe in your own kitchen. In all my years working as a barista I would almost daily have conversations with customers about their home set up and why they didn’t get the results they wanted. Oftentimes it was the simplest of tweaks that helped to improve their brews. So I’m here to share five of those tips to instantly make better coffee at home.
Life as a new mom has definitely made me more thankful for my morning cup of coffee. While I’ve never been one to drink coffee for it’s caffeine ‘to get me through the day’, every bit helps when your little one keeps you up during the night hours!
For years I’ve worked as a barista with specialty coffee. And while I love a good espresso, at home we stick to the more gentle filter brewing. With filter coffee it’s a lot easier to get a good extraction (meaning yummy coffee) with simple tools. Contrary to an espresso, filter coffee becomes better when it’s cooled down a little and brings out so much of the character of the beans you use. We love sharing a cup together on our mornings off, especially when there’s cinnamon rolls involved!