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Espresso at its Best

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Espresso at its Best

There is a misconception that the word “espresso” implies a certain type of roast or bean. Although some coffee roasters do create roasts that they label as “espresso,” the brewing method is actually what makes it so. 1) Choose the appropriate grind. The important thing to remember is that the coffee MUST be ground very finely. Steam is forced through the ground coffee and if it isn’t ground finely enough, the steam does not properly absorb the flavor of the coffee. 2) Use fresh, clear and clean cold water that is free of impurities.The quality of your espresso beverage, as with...

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup

1) Keep your coffee maker clean! Sounds fairly simple, but residue from both water and coffee can build up in your machine and detract from the natural characteristics of the coffee. Since this generally happens at a slow pace, from pot to pot, it's not easily noticed - but it can, and certainly does, happen.2) Use fresh, clear and clean cold water that is free of impurities.Remember the old adage “coffee is 99% water”? Well, we believe it’s true and the quality of your brew is heavily dependent upon the quality of the water that you use. Your own freshly...

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