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.
Coffee lovers — owning an espresso machine at home is like having a ticket to the glorious world of easy-to-make, homemade espresso-based drinks. But first, make sure you’ve mastered how to make the perfect shot of espresso.
From a classic latte to a fancy Dirty Chai Latte, here’s a list of our favourite coffee beverages made using espresso shots. Whichever drink you recreate, remember that it’s important to follow the exact order in which the ingredients are added into your cup.
Coffee extraction is the final, and one of the most important factors in determining whether your coffee tastes good, or not.
While the extraction process may seem like a simple and straightforward step, controlling the variables can result in a big improvement for your coffee.
If you want to brew the most flavourful and balanced tasting cup of coffee, here’s how to prevent under and over extraction.
What is Coffee Extraction?
Extraction occurs when water pulls out the flavours and aroma from coffee grounds. These flavours are made from a combination of the oils, sugar, and dissolved compounds that are present in coffee grounds.
The secret to perfecting coffee extraction lies in extracting the ideal amount of these flavours and aroma. Too much results in an over extracted and bitter brew. Too little and you will get an under extracted brew that tastes sour.
A lot of work goes into balancing the countless variables to extract a cup of deliciousness, but it’s well worth it. Here’s what a perfect cup of coffee tastes like.
Factors that Prevent Under or Over Extraction
Posted: February 03, 2021
Beyond their serving size, there’s a big difference in the milk and foam content of a flat white, latte and cappuccino – which ultimately impacts the flavour of these popular styles of coffee beverage. We get down to the nitty-gritty of their unique qualities.
The respective merits of a flat white, latte and cappuccino are hotly debated by caffeine addicts. While every coffee lover has their favourite, each drink delivers a uniquely satisfying experience in terms of taste, texture, and visual appearance.
Firstly, let’s look at what they all have in common. They all have the same three fundamental ingredients: a shot or two of espresso, hot milk (or steamed milk), and froth (milk foam).
The espresso – the actual coffee part – doesn’t change between them. The ingredient that makes a flat white, latte and cappuccino special all comes down to the white stuff. We’re talking about the way the milk is prepared and poured, as well as the ratio of hot milk and froth in the cup.
While a lot of attention – quite rightly – is given to the beans, it’s easy for coffee drinkers to forget how important good milk is to a good coffee. Using the right type of milk makes a difference, too.
Espresso – a full-bodied, concentrated shot of coffee that forms the foundation of every caffeinated drink. It is so important to perfect that single shot.
Brewing a barista-quality shot of espresso isn’t as complicated as you think. With the right knowledge and equipment, you can pull a flawless shot at home every time.
From Bali Kintamani to Mandheling, there’s much to explore and savour in the world of Indonesian coffee. The culture behind Indonesia’s coffees is much like the colours on an artist’s palette: each region has single-origin coffees that exhibit vibrant and distinctive tasting notes.
Coffee in IndonesiaIndonesia has a storied love affair with coffee, which dates back to the early Dutch colonial period in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The Dutch imported coffee seedlings and established plantations throughout the major islands. Although Indonesia is today one of the world’s largest coffee producers, the archipelago nation gets little recognition for its high-quality Arabica coffees. Its location along the Ring of Fire gives Indonesia the ideal micro-climate conditions to cultivate complex, specialty Arabica coffees on its fertile mountain and volcanic slopes. If you love coffee, continue reading to get acquainted with some of Indonesia’s most popular varieties.
Kintamani, Bali[caption id="attachment_6652" align="alignnone" width="2500"] The rolling hills of Mount Batur, a volcano on the island of Bali.[/caption] Bali Kintamani coffee is typically grown in the fertile volcanic soil of Mount Batur, in the island’s central Kintamani region. The volcanic activity in Kintamani also gives rise to natural spas and hot springs that are po