After each preparation, coffee traces remain on the equipment, for example, coffee in a coffee grinder or oils in an espresso machine. They start to spoil the taste of coffee: it becomes rancid, and nothing helps fix it. Professional equipment cleanliness is the first rule of good coffee.

The problem is that coffee, when exposed to air, quickly begins to oxidize, and this leads to its aging. As a result, a dirty coffee grinder, espresso machine, or other commercial coffee equipment will make the coffee taste bad.

To keep your dirty equipment running smoothly, you need to clean it regularly. This article will show you how often you...

Almond latte is one of the beverages that you can prepare at home using almond milk. Millions of people from all across the globe enjoy drink it, and so should you. Unlike other complicated beverages, almond milk is found in plenty in supermarkets and now you can actually purchase it online and it’s not expensive.

Here is a video on how to prepare almond latte like a professional.

One of the primary ingredients that you need to prepare this type of latte is unsweetened almond milk. It can either be plain or vanilla almond mind. There are a number of grocery stores that actually have barista blend of almond milk – it is the best but if you cannot find it using either the plain or vanilla.

The other ingredient that you need is...

Coffee Syrups are here to stay. Look at any real estate material promoting an area to live in and they will invariably use phrases like "enjoy the cosmopolitan cafe lifestyle just outside your front door". A cafe culture in your neighborhood is seen as aspirational, invoking images of the bygone bohemian coffee houses of Europe. This has led to a huge increase in coffee shops, from large multi-nationals like Starbucks, to individual organic cafes selling Fairtrade coffee blends from around the world.

These coffee shops will usually sell intriguingly flavored coffees such as Dark Amaretto Frappucino, Gingerbread Mocha, Raspberry Latte etc. These specialty coffees are flavored using one or more coffee syrups. Syrups come in many flavors,...

As any connoisseur already knows, grinding beans does take a bit more time but, it is well worth the effort. And The burr grinder is considered one of the best ways to grind coffee. Among burr grinders, the conical burr grinder is the best. But what's the difference between a conical burr grinder and a regular coffee grinder?

If you want to drink something special like, for example a Turkish coffee or an espresso, a regular coffee grinder can't grind finely or evenly enough to get the best result. Because of the two circular shaped steel wheels the bur coffee grinder uses, the speed of a conical burr coffee grinder can be adjusted very variably and it allows for the most fine tuning of the size of the grinds. Thereby the great taste and...

In a classic Rhode Island mill, near what most historians suggest are the origins of the American industrial revolution, another revolution of a sort is brewing – literally. Begun at the start of this new millennium, New Harvest Coffee Roasters represent a completely different approach to both coffee, and to the relationship between business owners, workers, and suppliers. In the first decade of the 19th Century children were the labor that powered the new textile mills of colonial America. Working, eating and sleeping in mill villages, these children were entirely at the mercy of the mill owners who could work them as long and pay them as little as they wanted. Today New Harvest is not only concerned with the welfare of its workers, but...

Though coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, you might not be as familiar with coffee oil. These natural oils sometimes referred to as the essence or extract, can be used in many applications. For example, you might be able to use them to create perfumes. However, coffee extract is most commonly used in cooking, featuring in many recipes. To make extract yourself, you’ll need to get the highest quality ingredients. You can find an excellent ground coffee analysis here, to help you find the right option for you. Let’s look at some of the methods that you might want to explore...