Monthly Archives: August 2021
Once you’ve nailed the basics of making espresso, latte art might be your next destination.
Before we start, know that latte art takes a lot of time and practice, so don’t be too quick to give up if your initial attempts don’t go as planned. Even professional baristas don’t get it right the first time, so the key is to keep trying!
In this guide, we’ll give you tips on creating heart-shaped latte art. It’ll give you some ideas on essential techniques used by baristas to create the beautiful latte art that you see in cafes.
Why Master the Basic Heart Shape First?
Posted: August 18, 2021Categories: The Tools
Does the idea of having different types of coffee readily available at your convenience appeal to you? Love the concept of being your very own barista and experimenting with all sorts of recipes? Well, De'Longhi's Dinamica Plus might be the dream machine for you, especially if you’re a lover of brews who desires more control when it comes to coffee machines.
What is it?[caption id="attachment_17676" align="alignnone" width="1998"] You name it, the Dinamica Plus has it - brew all your favourite coffee beverages with this smart and versatile coffee machine.[/caption] The Dinamica Plus is a premium, fully automatic, bean-to-cup coffee maker, with a two-cup capacity. This all-in-one combination coffee machine has one-touch selections for all your favourite drinks, including lattes, macchiatos, and espressos – to name a few. It also features a built-in milk tank, water tank, and coffee grinder, making it super easy for you to make different types of java creations, including pure black coffee and milk coffees.
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Posted: August 11, 2021Categories: The Bean
Do you like your cup of coffee super caffeinated for that extra kick? Is that strong, nutty, earthy flavour important, or do you prefer fruity, slightly more delicate notes? How you answer questions like that will determine which team you’re on: Arabica or Robusta. If you’re in the camp of “less caffeine” and “light and sweet” tasting notes, then consider picking up these five awesome Arabica roasts, available in either (or both) Singapore and Malaysia. Don’t have a coffee machine just yet? Explore our range of De’Longhi coffee machines for top-notch, cafe-quality java, just the way you like it.
Aceh Gayo Arabica[caption id="attachment_17604" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The Aceh Gayo Arabica is lauded for its aromatic floral taste that delivers a bright and pleasant mouthfeel. Photo from JJ Royal.[/caption] Straight from the Gayo Plateau in Northern Sumatra, Aceh Gayo Arabica is a specialty-grade Indonesian coffee that gives you a balanced, medium-bodied drink.
Let’s face it, online shopping is unbeatable for today’s lifestyles, or what many are calling “the new normal”. Of course, there are plenty of good reasons why many still prefer making in-store purchases; you can see the item, feel the item, and at times, even try the item, thus greatly decreasing your chances of dealing with the dreaded buyer’s remorse. But when it’s not convenient to head out or you’re pressed for time, it’s natural to want to make purchases with a few clicks on the Internet. E-shopping is fast, easy, and you don’t even need to leave home. For hardcore java lovers, you’ll be glad to know buying fresh coffee beans online is 100% possible. You just need to know what to look out for.
Price[caption id="attachment_17397" align="alignnone" width="2560"] The price of a packet of beans says a lot about its quality/cupping score, so pay attention to that. Photo from Bogdan Carmaciu.[/caption] Price isn’t just a number when shopping for coffee beans. It’s directly related to a coffee’s cupping score. So what is cupping, you ask? It refers to a standardised, globally recognised process in which a cup of coffee is evaluated based on aspects such as flavour, acidity, texture, sweetness – just to name a few. The score ranges between one to 100, and by determining a coffee’s quality this way, a price per kilo can be decided as fairly as possible. A score of around 80 is regarded as pretty decent, but since cupping scores aren’t usually listed on the packaging, you’re better off looking at prices and