Whether you’re new to drinking coffee, or a full-time coffee lover, crafting a delicious brew can take time to perfect. No matter how far you’re into your coffee journey, there’s always time to learn new methods or work on improving the basics. Luckily, we’re here to guide you into becoming the ultimate coffee guru, with 10 need-to-know essentials that will give you coffee shop results from the comfort of your home!
In this blog we’re spilling all the tea (well, coffee) by taking you through various brewing methods/facts that you can practice using Florence by Mills Coffee products, with the help of certain coffee appliances. Read along if you want to impress your friends and loved ones by supplying the best beverages on your next coffee date.
The Pour Over method involves a special manual drip pot which infuses the coffee by pouring hot water through coffee grounds into a filter.
- 1. Coffee itself has a bunch of natural oils and residues that will result in a bitter flavor profile. However, this method will catch these oils and will stop them from being in your cup.
- 2. This method is also environmentally friendly. The filters that are used here are made from paper, which is much easier to break down compared to other materials.
For Pour Overs specifically, you should use our Mindful Moments or Authentically Brew ground or whole bean coffee bags.
The French Press method uses pressure to force the coffee granules to the bottom of the pot, once brewed this captures bold and rich flavors.
- 3. The French Press method captures coffee in its purest form, as the oils wash away easily leaving no residue, and the coffee itself doesn’t burn whilst its being kept hot.
- 4. This method is also versatile. It allows you to adjust the strength of your coffee by simply altering how much grounds you add, plus the steeping time.
For French Presses specifically, you should use our Mindful Moments or Authentically Brew ground or whole bean coffee bags. Explore our French Press Brew guide here.
Coffee concentrate is basically super strong coffee, it’s so strong in fact that you literally have to dilute it – think squash but for coffee! It's currently the latest coffee trend so you know that Mills had to take join in and make it her own.
- 5. Coffee concentrate contains more caffeine than your average cup of coffee, so the measurements are far smaller, meaning that you get more for your money!
- 6. This product can be used for more than just coffee, but for cocktails and desserts too!
Dive into our Coffee Concentrate Brew Guide here.
Coffee Brew Bags are simply ground coffee inside helpful little bags that keep the coffee fresh but realises it when hot water is added. (For our British coffee lovers, it’s like a tea bag but for coffee!)
- 7. Coffee Brew Bags are 100% natural, biodegradable, and compostable.
- 8. This product contains a higher concentration of caffeine, meaning that they're perfect to take on the go for when you need that extra energy boost.
Explore our Brew Bags Brew Guide here.