How to make the perfect cup of coffee at home
With many of us currently working from home, the daily morning routine, including grabbing our usual takeaway coffee from our favourite cafe down the road, has been replace with many of us trying to recreate something similar at home (with mixed results). So, how can we avoid any potential pitfalls and what should we look for when put our barista hats on? Firstly, we need coffee beans. Many people would argue that fresh coffee beans which are being grinded at home (by yourself) is the ultimate taste sensation. However, we found that ground coffee can be just as flavoursome. Once thing to keep in mind though, is to keep your beans or ground coffee in an airtight container at room temperature, and out of direct sunlight.
And luckily, whether you use an espresso machine, a plunger or grinder, there are coffee beans for all tools and taste preferences. Grounded coffee or fresh coffee beans, lightly roasted or strong and aromatic, fruity or earthy, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite coffee brands rithg now. Sometimes it’s trial and error to find your perfect blend, but when you do, your home-made cuppa will taste just as heavenly as your favourite takeaway coffee from down the road. There are also various ingredients to add to enchance the benefit of your coffee.
And lastly, enjoying your homemade brew in a beautiful cup makes the experience so much more special. Ceramic coffee cups are great to keep the coffee hotter for longer without making the outside unbearable to hold while you drink your coffee.
Utopia Espresso, Ground Coffee 500mg
This is the feel-good coffee, you know when you purchase this product you are doing your bit for the environment, the workers and farmers wellbeing. Byron Bay Coffee Company are the first Coffee Roaster to supply a retail pack of Rainforest Certified Coffee in Australia. It tastes great and leaves you wanting a second cup straight away.
Byron Moonshine Coffee Pilot Light Espresso Blend
For those craving a darker, more developed roast to enjoy as an espresso or with added milk, this is a winner. Drunk black is has an earthy, full body flavour with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate. When adding milk it develops to a more sweet taste with a smooth finish. YUM!
NQ Gold Coffee Roast Coffee – 1 kg bulk pack (whole bean)
Have your coffee roasted to your requiements; light, medium, espresso or why not try the house blend? Preferred by many coffee shops around the country, despite which blend you opt for, you can rest assured you will end up with a delicious cup of of coffee.
DHUWA First Light Ground Coffee 250g
DHUWA is Australia’s Indigenous-owned coffee brand, roasted in partnership with Griffiths Bros Coffee Roasters and now available at selected Woolworths stores. First Light is a light roast sourced from Brazil, Indonesia, India and Colombia, with toffee apple, butterscotch and cocoa flavours.
RRP $ 10.00
Vittoria Fashion Series 2021 Latte Set (with lid)
For several years, Vittoria has partnered with some of Australia’s greatest design talent, featuring their prints on limited edition ceramic and takeaway cups. The iconic coffee brand recently launched their new 2021 Fashion Series cups as part of their exclusive category sponsorship of Fashion Week. The new designs feature collaborations with Australian designers We Are Kindred, Macgraw, Alice McCall, VENROY and Rebecca Vallance.
RRP$50.00/ pack of six
Pottery For The Planet Sunny Day Travel Cu
A Limited Edition Sunny Day Solar Fired Travel Cup in collaboration with Climate Council, Australia’s leading Climate Change communications organisation. Not only is the coffee cup made from ceramic but the beautiful design will bring a smile to your face.
Kim Wallace Ceramics Carved Latte Cup
Thi gorgeous handmade ceramic latte cup is made from stunning sand-coloured, slightly textured Australian stoneware clay and carved by hand. The elegant shape is beautiful and holds a generous200~220ml, the perfect coffee cup for your morning latte. Each piece is created using a technique called slipcasting, where liquid clay is poured into a plaster mould, left to set for the desired thickness and the excess slip poured out.
ZAKKIA Speckle Oversize Tumbler – Seagrass
Part of the Speckle Range this mug is carefully designed in Australia by ZAKKIA. The speckles are a natural reaction from the heat in the kilning process and it gives every product its own unique pattern. Because this product is handmade and glazed by hand, there will be slight variations in the thickness and cover of the glaze which adds to the uniqueness.