Regular Coffee Drinkers Have ‘Cleaner’ Arteries

By Michelle Roberts – Health editor, BBC News online Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease – Korean researchers believe. They studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. Employees who drank […]

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How To Regenerate Your Water Softener

Regenerating your softener depends on the hardness of your water and the volume of water which has passed through the resin in the softener. Approximate time = 30 to 45 minutes. NB If your water has a high chlorine or chemical content, it’s advisable to install a suitable filter after the pressure regulating valve and […]

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How to Select Espresso Coffee Machines

Instant coffee out of a tin, or at best “Pour and Serve” filter coffee machines were the main way of providing coffee during the past thirty years. The need for real espresso based coffees has increased dramatically. Espresso is a concentrated beverage that is made by brewing and forcing extremely hot water through finely grounded […]

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How To Make Really Good Coffee

Infinite care goes into the growing, harvesting and processing of coffee in regions around the world. Equal care goes into the skilful blending, roasting, grinding and packing of the finished product. As a result of this careful preparation, it’s possible for you to enjoy the finest cup of coffee at your local coffee shop. But […]

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Programming A Coffee Maker

Although the exact directions for programming a coffee maker vary according to the machine, the basic steps for using one of them are all the same. First, pour your ground coffee into the coffee filter. Then add the water to the reservoir. Program your machine for the desired time. Some of the programmable coffee makers […]

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How To Make Espresso Coffee …..

Switch on your coffee machine. Let your machine rise to a working pressure temperature of 1 Bar (this should take between 15 to 20 minutes). Grind the fresh roasted coffee beans stored in the hopper of your coffee bean grinder ( about 250 grams). Put the filter holder under the discharge spout of the grinder […]

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How To Make Frothed Milk …..

Use cold milk (maximum 4o C), best if whole or full cream milk (3 – 3.5% fat). Fill a metal jug 1/3 to 1/2 full. Bleed the steam wand to remove any water that may have condensed inside of it. Submerge the tip of the steam wand 1 – 2 cm under the surface of […]

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5 Simple Tips to Select the Best Coffee Beans

If you are passionate about your coffee, you should know how to choose the best coffee beans and grind them yourself to have the best coffee experience. As a lover of coffee you have probably found the right blend or bean that exactly suits your taste. However there are many of us who have yet to […]

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Coffee Accessories for Great Espresso

If making a great cup of coffee can be considered an art form, espresso may be construed as the medium’s supreme expression. Few things on this planet can equal the full-bodied aroma and the intense but smooth taste of an expertly made espresso. It takes coffee to a whole new level of enjoyment. There was […]

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Espresso Buffs: Is it a Good Idea to Invest in a Home Espresso Machine?

While a lot of of us have considered brewing our own espresso, it has often seemed too complicated, or too costly. Even so, there is a large selection of espresso coffee makers that you can purchase for use at home. That is to say that you could undoubtedly acquire one that’ll do the job. Picking […]

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