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Better Brewing For Coffee at Home

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Having quality coffee while you’re at the office can really help you through the day, but having quality coffee at home is one of life’s most simple pleasures. If you can get a great cup when you’re shopping or when you’re struggling your way through a Monday morning, why shouldn’t you be able to make your own when you need it?

Many of us buy instant because it’s quick and easy, mistakenly believing that getting an excellent espresso needs to be an expensive affair. There’s a plethora of different techniques you can use to get that cuppa, and you don’t need to spend a fortune on equipment either.


AeroPresses cost less than £30 to buy, making them highly affordable compared with professional barista equipment or coffee vans for sale. They’re quick to use and really convenient, although the differences in pressure applied can make it difficult to achieve a high level of consistency. You’ll need finely ground coffee and less time to brew, and also slightly cooler water than you might with other methods.


Again, a cafetière won’t set you back a huge amount to buy, and you’ll be able to achieve really great coffee very simply. To use, you want relatively course grounds. Brew from between three and a half to four minutes and then steadily push down the plunger. You’ll want to pour out all the coffee so that it doesn’t keep brewing too much.

Moka Pot

These make a great short, strong coffee – but they’re no espresso maker! They’re less controllable so it can be easy to over extract the coffee. You’ll need to grind the coffee as much as you would to use with a filter, and buy stainless steel as the metal won’t affect the taste. For a really high quality coffee though, have a look at one of our specially converted coffee vans for sale!

The right coffee

Brewing isn’t the only element of the perfect cup of coffee though. The ideal blend is a large part of getting everything just so. You’re looking for something which has been sourced by a company who cares about taste. The beans need to be as fresh as possible – and if you grind them or even roast them yourself you’ll find that you can achieve a much more rich coffee with an excellent crema.

Cafe2U@home is the perfect product, and there’s both grounds and beans available depending on your brewing method of choice. To buy yours you just need to speak to your local Cafe2U barista, or contact our head office where we’ll be able to send you all the supplies you need.

Storing your beans properly will help to keep them fresh for longer. Lots of people mistakenly keep their coffee in fridges or even freezers, but actually it should be somewhere cool and dry, away from sunlight. That means keeping them in the cupboard in a jar will work well, but they can easy absorb other smells and moisture in the fridge or freezer. Cafe2U@home comes in a re-sealable bag – just squeeze out a little air and press the seam together at the top. You shouldn’t keep the bags for more than two weeks once opened as this will preserve the aromas and freshness. It means that bulk buying will just cause more wastage!

Becoming a professional

Of course, if you want to become a barista and make amazing coffee both for yourself and for others, have a look at our coffee vans for sale and franchise opportunities, as we’re always on the lookout for the right sorts of individuals to get the Cafe2U message out there. Our coffee vans for sale and training are all part and parcel of joining the Cafe2U family so you’ll never have to drink a substandard cup again.

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