You can make great pour-over coffee at home with a wee bit of experience and a good coffee dripper. Both the Hario V60 and the Cafec Flower Dripper are excellent choices for a home dripper, but they aren’t exactly the same. Let’s discuss the differences and which of these two is better for you.
Magic Coffee From Melbourne: Sweet Espresso and Smooth Milk
Australian coffee culture has become a significant influence on specialty coffee, and Melbourne is at the heart of Australia’s influence. One of the most notable creations that originated from Melbourne but now can be found many places is magic coffee.
Siphons and pour overs are two of the most elegant slow coffee-brewing methods, and both are capable of brewing delicious coffee once you master the technique. Each has a place in the home barista’s kitchen (or dining room). When you have to choose between one or the other, however, here are some of the differences that might make you prefer either one.
The Rocket Appartamento and La Marzocco Linea Mini are both compact and capable home espresso machines, but they differ significantly in price and quality. While you’ll be happy with either, there are good reasons to upgrade with the La Marzocco Mini if it’s within your budget.
The Hario V60 is one of the most dominant manual pour-overs, commonly found in kitchens, cafes and brewing competitions. It’s the brewer that has won the most World Brewers Cup (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021), yet is also a favorite of home baristas.
With so many professional baristas using the Hario V60, a number of different ways to brew with the pour-over have been developed. Here are some of the most popular (and most flavorful) pour-over brewing methods and recipes for the Hario V60.
Portafilters and filter baskets are essential for making espresso. While they might seem simple and all similar, there are major and minor details that can make a difference in your at-home coffee experience.
If you have recently purchased an espresso machine or are looking to upgrade one, here’s what you should know about portafilters and filter baskets.
Bottomless portafilters look exotic when brewing espresso, and have a cult following among baristas. There also are practical reasons to use these. If you have a home espresso machine, here’s why you might want one of these among your accessories.
Portafilters come in many sizes, shapes and styles. The aesthetics can vary (e.g. handle wood/color, single spout/double spout), and so too can the functional design (e.g. size, basket/naked). One of the most fundamental differences in portafilters is whether they’re pressurized or non-pressurized. How Espresso is Made At its most basic, espresso is brewed by extracting …
The right espresso machine will provide many enjoyable moments at your coffee bar, and it’ll make many delicious drinks. You’ll want a machine that’s well-suited for your needs and preferences, though, and there are many different factors and types of espresso machines to consider. Here’s what to look for when buying an espresso machine.
Espresso is a single category of coffee, but within the category there are diverse aromas, flavors and profiles that espresso can have. Similarly, there are diverse methods among the machines that brew espresso.
Espresso machines can be grouped into several categories based on the level of effort vs. convenience, and other features further differentiate various machines. Below are the various types of machines followed by some other major differences in designs.