K Bean Coffee Machines - Ethiopia Tour

The K in K Bean comes from Kaldi, the Ethiopian goat herder who, as legend has it, discovered coffee. The legend originates from the Kaffa region, so this was the place that I needed to visit. In June 2019 I headed off to Ethiopia for a journey with a photographer, a chef, a driver and a guide on what was to become a mind blowing and truly life changing experience.

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Paul Sadler
Espresso - Science & Art

Choosing an Italian espresso machine is just one step along the home barista journey. To me the hobby is not really about the espresso machine and other gadgets. What hooks me to the home barista hobby is the quest to control an uncontrollable process and the surprises and ah-ha moments that you get along the way. Enjoy the Journey.

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Beans for Italian Coffee Machines

When buying an Italian coffee machine for your Melbourne home don’t forget about the beans. Beans are at the heart of every coffee, so here’s a brief K Bean guide to coffee beans for Italian espresso machines. I briefly cover coffee species, varietals, origins, growing altitude, processing and of course, roasting.

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Holiday Coffee Machines

What do I do when I go on holiday? Do I lug my 25kg Italian espresso machine and 10kg grinder along? No way. I use the simplest, cheapest and probably one of the world's oldest brewing methods - The very humble but very capable manual brew pourover. The result is light, sweet fruity coffee with ease.

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Cold Drip Coffee

I remember the first time that I tried cold drip coffee - WOW - a slurp of ripened fruit, milk chocolate and thick honey. It really surprised me at the time. Cold processed coffee is so very different to hot coffee that has been cooled. 

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