The holiday season is upon us once again, and with it comes the pressure to get the perfect gifts for the serious “coffee nerds” in your life. You already got the trendiest new toy for little Jessica, the new socks for Uncle Mike, but you are stumped on what to get for the coffee nerd in your life who seems to be WAY more into coffee than any one person should be…
Creating your at-home coffee brewing station is full of fun and excitement as you begin to imagine hand-crafting your own cafe quality drinks in your own kitchen everyday! Unfortunately, and often in many homes around the country, the focus is more heavily weighted toward aesthetics, and rarely the mechanics or functionality.
If you are in the mood to embrace a traditional coffee shop cold-weather flavor, you must try house-made gingerbread syrup! While most notably a holiday beverage, gingerbread is perfect in your lattes and/or coffee any time it’s cold outside (although it is delicious in the iced versions as well!). This is a great addition to your coffee beverages and/or pastries- FYI this syrup is also delicious on pancakes! When contained in a glass bottle, its deep mahogany color is a beautiful addition to any coffee shop counter.
Below you will learn the science, technique and best practices essential to making outstanding French Press coffee. If you want to learn more about coffee extraction and gain an in-depth understanding of every primary coffee brewing method, check out our Coffee Education Program for a complete list of upcoming coffee classes and barista training workshops.
ABOUT THE BREW METHOD:
Classic, elegant, versatile and simple. The French Press offers on-demand, low-waste coffee brewing and is a time-honored favorite home brewing method.
As Summer rolls around each year, our thoughts turn to iced coffee as a perfect complement to backyard barbecues and just about any get-together. You may want to try the simple, yet effective Japanese Iced Coffee method, which involves brewing a concentration of specially coffee directly onto ice. Melting ice contributes to the total water volume without weakening the final brew.
If you want to learn more about coffee extraction and gain an in-depth understanding of every primary coffee brewing method,