Top tools for the best brew
London – Arabstoday
There are few things more satisfying than waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Make sure you have everything you need to make the perfect cup, from stove top cafetières though to espresso cups and milk frothers, with our pick of the best beverage accessories. If you are a true caffeine aficionado you’ll probably be a stickler for detail where your cuppa is concerned, so be sure to follow these top tips from the National Coffee Association:
-Fresh roasted coffee is essential to a superb cup of coffee. Purchase your coffee in small amounts—only as much as you can use in a given period of time. Ideally you should purchase your coffee fresh every 1-2 weeks.
-Make sure that your equipment is thoroughly cleaned after each use by rinsing it with clear, hot water and drying it with an absorbent towel. Check that no grounds have been left to collect on any part of the equipment and that there is no build-up of coffee oil. Such residue can impart a bitter, rancid flavour to future cups of coffee.
- A finely prepared cup of coffee should be enjoyed as thoughtfully as it was brewed. Take a moment to smell the aroma. Take a sip and notice your coffee's flavour. How does it compare to other coffees with regard to body, acidity and balance? If it is a coffee that is new to you, notice how it is different. If it is what you normally drink, note its degree of freshness or how simple changes in preparation affect the cup's flavour.
Bialetti Venus Induction Stove-top Coffee Maker £35
Robert Welch Radford Coffee Spoons, Stainless Steel, Set of 8 £28
House by John Lewis 3 Cup Cafetiere, Teal £10
John Lewis Stripes Coffee Cups & Saucers, Set of 4 £35
Bodum Schiuma Milk Frother £13.60