How does an Aeropress champion brew an Aeropress?

How does an Aeropress champion brew an Aeropress?

Dan Erasmus runs one of the latest and most exciting additions to the Johannesburg speciality coffee scene, Firebird. And he won the 2013 South Africa Aeropress championship with this recipe. Ingredients: Coffee: Long Miles Coffee Gaharo Hill Peaberry Coffee dose: 17.5g Coffee grind: medium-coarse Water weight: 220g Water temperature: 94 degrees celsius 1.  Bloom for 25 [...]

How does a barista champion brew an Aeropress?

How does a barista champion brew an Aeropress?

Ishan Natalie has been a friend of @manmakecoffee for a while now. He is a 3 time South Africa Barista Champion, a 2 time Africa Barista Champion, the South Africa Aeropress Champion 2012 & a Humans of Coffee alumnus. And this is his Aeropress recipe. Coffee: Ozone Coffee's Burundi, Munyinya Hill by Long Miles Coffee Method: [...]

What is Specialty Coffee?

What is Specialty Coffee?

To this question, one cannot merely state what it is, but rather comment on what their individual perspective is to this illusive question. This question was recently asked by good friend and special friend of the coffee community, Ben Carlson, during a gathering and presentation on the work he and his family are doing in [...]

A guide to coffee brewing techniques

A guide to coffee brewing techniques

A Guide to Coffee Brewing Techniques People have been drinking coffee for hundreds of years. The earliest evidence of coffee being roasted and brewed goes back to the 15th-Century in Yemen (Weinberg et al., 2001).   They simply roast and ground the coffee before throwing it into a pot with hot water. Over the years, the [...]

Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Flat White: What’s The Difference?

Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Flat White: What’s The Difference?

The choice of coffee is no longer one of whether you’ll take it with sugar, milk or black. Nowadays every local and chain café offers a wide range of coffees of which most are espresso based. While many people probably know that an espresso is a small shot of black coffee and a cappuccino has [...]

You’ve been using the French Press wrong all this time

You’ve been using the French Press wrong all this time

The French Press has been a household staple for a very long time. Depending on where you come from, the French Press is also known as a plunger (Australia, New Zealand), caffettiera a stantuffo (Italy), cafetière à piston (France) and coffee press (USA). Its classic design hasn’t changed much since its invention in 1929 by [...]