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CHOOSING THE BEST COFFEE BEANS


Choosing the best coffee beans can be confusing with so many choices available to buy today. Don't worry we have prepared a series of articles about coffee beans, coffee capsules and pods, plus information on different varieties of beans based on geographical location.

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world – the fact that 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year

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There hasn’t a better time for espresso connoisseurs in the history of the world. Think about it – you don't need to

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The espresso or coffee world is very vast. It has all the authentic flavors and taste, which will satisfy your taste buds.

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Ethiopian coffee, of course, refers to coffee that’s grown in Ethiopia. Within its borders, there are a few famous coffee-producing regions such

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Separate, Grow, Repot, Water. In these four easy steps, you can grow your very own coffee plant at home. Every coffee enthusiast

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Waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee is a norm everyone follows these days. Coffee is a product

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2020 was a rough year, but that didn’t stop the world from enjoying great coffee! Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, some people

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All coffee beans look pretty much the same once they’re roasted. What sets them apart is taste. When choosing a type of

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There is nothing quite like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to stir you from your stupor in the mornings. While modern

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COFFEE BREWING METHODS


If you want to up your coffee game then we seriously recommend reading our Coffee Brewing Methods Guide.  Additionally, you can click on some of the posts below to find out some specific information about different ways to brew coffee and pick up some neat tips and tricks along the way!

Who doesn’t like an authentic coffee shot? The most infamous being espresso and cappuccino, so many of us miss on the other

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I can’t go on my day without my morning coffee. You can imagine how appalled I was by the notion of starting

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There’s nothing better than starting your day with a piping hot cup of joe. But for some people, the bitter taste of

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You might be a tea person or you might be a coffee person. But hot chocolate will always be a constant choice

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Espresso is known for its Italian origins, distinctive brewing technique, and of course, the fact that it is an “expressed” form of

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HISTORY OF COFFEE


The History of Coffee is a fascinating story which dates back thousands of years.  Not only have we prepared in-depth guides to coffee history, there also lots of cool and interesting coffee facts that you can discover at your leisure by reading through the articles below. So, grab yourself a coffee, sit back and enjoy learning more about the wonderful world of coffee.

The Frappuccino and latte are simply two different drinks, despite sharing similarities such as including milk in their recipes. The Frappuccino is

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Frappuccino and cappuccino sound nearly the same, so they must be nearly the same thing, right? Well… it’s a little complicated. I’m

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We’ve all faced the unfortunate situation of accidentally pouring coffee down our clothes. It hurts for a few minutes, but then you

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Whether it is morning or a break from work at noon, most of us look for a shot of caffeine that can

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An insightful conversation with the directors, cinematographers, and producers of the documentary film, "Black Gold - The Movie," Mr. Nick Francis and

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The internet has been flooded with decade retrospectives, but I haven't seen any involving coffee so I thought it would be fun

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If you are anything like us, then drinking coffee is one of the ways you ‘espress’ yourself. We are coffee addicts. We

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Coffee is the best source of caffeine that we can consume, and many people indulge in multiple coffees a day to keep

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You’ve seen them everywhere. You’ve seen them with Instagram models, movie stars, fashionistas, celebrities and your friends.  But what is a frappe?

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The espresso is known for being the ultimate caffeine quick-fix: strong, dark, and complex, usually favored only by the most cultured of

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When most people think of coffee, they think of something steaming hot that warms you up as well as wakes you up.

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THE BEST COFFEE MAKERS


Choosing the best coffee maker is probably one of the biggest decisions you will make on your journey to becoming a better home barista. With so many different coffee machines on the market, and such a range of brewing methods it can be very confusing to decide which coffee maker is best for your needs and budget.

Don't worry, we have done the hard work for you by providing a series of in-depth, honest reviews of the best coffee makers available to purchase today.  If you're not sure where to begin, we recommend starting here to give you an overview of the coffee maker options then you can check out our more detailed reviews below:

I received my Breville Barista Express as a birthday present a little over two years ago. Since then I’ve used it almost

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Automatic coffee machines such as the Keurig K Mini are one of the most popular home machines in the world. It totally

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As they continue to lead a legacy as a household giant, Breville is one of the market leaders in manufacturing espresso machines

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The layered taste of coffee and its deep aroma can only be extracted by careful processing. It’s a lot like alchemy, and

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I love my coffee milky. A cup of cappuccino, latte, macchiato, or just plain ol' coffee and milk will get me up

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To some people, stopping by Starbucks before work or class is essential to kick start their day with a nice shot of

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Are you are looking to purchase a pod, single-serve coffee maker but are unsure which one to choose? It is likely that

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Drinking coffee, I drink coffee, drinking coffee every day -Joey Cape (Lagwagon) America doesn’t run on gasoline, it runs on coffee.  We’re

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I am incredibly guilty of spending far too much money on my coffee shop habit, simply because it’s much more enjoyable to

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As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be? - Cassandra Clare Some infinitely wiser, and much

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Across the US, pour over coffee makers are probably the most popular way of getting your morning cup. They are a staple

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The experience of crafting a cup of coffee from start to finish can be amazing for professional and home baristas alike, but

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PORTAFILTERS


Last, but by no means least, on our list is a series of detailed Portafilter guides, sizing charts, cleaning and maintenance tips. In case you haven't heard of them before, or would like to learn more, we definitely recommend reading up on bottomless portafilters because they can transform your barista skills!

In this article we will review the La Marzocco Bottomless Portafilter which can be a great addition to your coffee equipment repertoire.

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The portafilter is the magical component of an espresso machine where water comes into contact with coffee to form an elegant, delicious,

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There are so many options when it comes to buying a new Gaggia portafilter. Whether you want to experiment with a different

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I had a friend who used to drive me insane. Whatever happened, he could never miss an espresso shot. I’ve never found

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The hardest part about pulling espresso shots at home is that you have too many variables to control. Dosing, tamping, grinding, temperature,

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The portafilter is one of the most crucial parts of an espresso machine. It’s the place where hot water and coffee get

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When you finally get your hands on the perfect espresso machine, you need the right portafilter basket to take your coffee experience

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If you want to know how to measure portafilter size properly, you’re in for a treat! In the following article, we’ll walk

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That strong, rich espresso shot wouldn’t be possible without a portafilter. One of the main components of an espresso machine, the portafilter

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To make the ultimate espresso, you’ll have to perfect a bunch of factors, such as the dosing, tamping, temperature, time, etc. But

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ABOUT US


Portafilter was founded in 2005. Our mission is to improve your home barista skills and knowledge by providing in-depth coffee making guides, history and facts about coffee, coffee product reviews, and more.

You can find out more about our team of coffee professionals and enthusiasts by clicking here.