30Aug/20
Ratio and Intro to Dose

Brew variables series – Talk 3: Ratio and Intro to Dose

The video Introduction We continuing going into the understanding of the variables and terminology around brewing This is a guide for you to create you own recipes, it is not a prescribedRead More…

23Aug/20
Title-Using-Brew-Variables-to-create-your-own-brew

Brew variables series – Talk 1 & 2: Extraction and ABCD

A summary of Talk 1 and 2 of the video series discusing coffee brew variables

06Aug/18
Tanzanian Map

Tanzania Iyela AAA

The Tanzania Iyela, we have sourced via Nordic Approach. The description below is from their description on the coffee (it can be read here: AAA Iyela…) Iyela Coffee Group Iyela Coffee Group isRead More…

22Oct/17
AeroPress Brew Optimization

AeroPress Brew Optimization (general principle)

In this post on an AeroPress Brew Optimization, we cover a methodology to use whenever you purchase a coffee. It is great to play with the coffee to see how different temperatures,Read More…

03Jul/17
Jura Decalcification

General Jura Decalcification/Descaling process

We recommend that since most of South Africa’s water is quite soft, that using an in-line filter is not really necessary. But this does mean that every 220 litres or so youRead More…

29Mar/17
How is Quality Coffee Produced – Part 1: Cultivation

How is Quality Coffee Produced – Part 1: Cultivation

For a product to reach the end-consumer, who is driven to enjoy a quality product, each step along the way needs to be one where quality is a priority. Coffee, being anRead More…

08Feb/17
filter to use with your manual brew or pour over

Which filter to use with your manual brew or pour over?

Need a guide to as to which filter to use with your manual brew or pour over? Information in this post comes directly from the post by Mike McDonald – as postedRead More…

02Jan/17
Hario starting point brew

Hario starting point brew

The Hario starting point brew we use is our first brew with a new coffee. We love the flexibility of the Hario almost every coffee has a sweet spot. That said how do weRead More…

02Aug/16
4 / 6 Brew Method Tetsu Kasuya

The 4:6 brew method – some quick notes

Source: Presentation of Tetsu Kasuya – Japan – Brewers Cup Dublin 2016 – final winner. What is the 4 : 6 Brew Method It is a method where you divide water youRead More…

31Jan/16

How we categorize our coffees at Quaffee

So much coffee too little time. We love tasty (quaffable) coffee and there is quite a bit out there. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has 78 registered Arabica growing countries, each ofRead More…

23Nov/15

Basic steps in calibrating a grinder for espresso

Calibrating a grinder so that you can pull a relatively regular espresso should be done as often as possible. Depending on the grinder and the espresso machine, calibration should be done atRead More…

19Feb/14

A quick Hario guide

Are you using a Hario brewer? Below is a quick beginners guide. Also take a look at the 4/6 brew method and once you have played the starting-point Hario brew. Here is aRead More…