Your Coffee 101

A jam-packed guide to the world of specialty coffee brewing. Brew like a world-class barista with news, tips and advice on making kick-ass coffee

Making great coffee simple for you

Every coffee lover wants a great-tasting brew at home that’s easily as good as the cup of Joe served at your local coffee shop. But with so many brew methods, different types of coffee and grinders on the market it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We’re here to take away the confusion with a vast bank of tutorials, recipes and brewing guidance for you to nail this once and for all.

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Unleash your inner barista

Where do you start with specialty coffee brewing you may be wondering? What different techniques are there and what equipment do you need to tackle them? There’s a ton of coffee gear on sale – but what do you really need to take your coffee to the next level? Delicious coffee shouldn’t feel this complicated. You’ll find all these questions and much more answered in our article library below.

We’re here to make your brewing experience easier

Coffee Hit only stocks products designed to make your brewing experience even easier – and deliver a flavoursome cuppa every time. The products mentioned in our articles are handpicked for their quality and brewing abilities. We only sell gear we can service and support ourselves or where we know you’ll get great aftersales support from the manufacturer. Gear you can trust. Enjoy the read!

And if you have a question you can’t find answered here, feel free to reach out to our team. We’re always happy to help you embark on the next stage of your coffee adventure!

101 of Specialty Coffee brewing – how to brew artisan coffee at home

By Coffee Hit | July 20, 2022

Specialty Coffee brewing how to brew artisan coffee at home DRINKING COFFEE Every Brit drinks, on average, two cups of coffee a day. It’s the most popular drink in the world (apart from water) and has been around since at least the ninth century, when an Ethiopian goat herder reportedly stumbled upon a coffee plant…

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What Grind is Best for AeroPress?

If you’re anything like us (and a lot of other coffee lovers), then you’re likely to have buckets of high praise for the AeroPress. Originally invented by a coffee enthusiast and Stanford University engineering instructor, Alan Adler. Alan was already a business success, having launched the Aerobie flying ring in...

Does Cold Brew Have More Caffeine Than Regular Coffee?

As the hot summer days continue, you might find yourself reaching for your trusty cold brew instead of your usual hot cup of Joe that got you through the winter months. It’s cooling, refreshing and delicious. What’s not to love? But how does it stand up to its steamy counterpart...

What is Big Batch Cold Brew?

Cold-brew, it's just iced coffee, right? Wrong! Iced coffee is coffee blended with ice, whereas cold brew is coffee that is brewed with cold water. Big batch cold brew involves steeping coffee grounds in cold water for up to 24 hours, to produce a coffee concentrate. This can then be...

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee Using the Clever Coffee Dripper

The innovative and newly-improved Clever Coffee Dripper is a one-cup brewing gadget which works by adding ground coffee to a paper filter. You simply add hot water and let the grounds steep for two or three minutes. Then a one-way valve allows the coffee to exit the vessel when it's...

Hand grinders for manually grinding for pour over coffee and espresso

Buying a coffee grinder can be a big investment, so you want to make sure you’ve got the right one for your brewing needs. There’s nothing worse than getting excited about a new bit of kit, only to discover that it doesn’t live up to expectation. While many people think...

Coffee grinders and brewers: finding the perfect combination

Brewing a great cup of coffee is a very personal experience. That’s why there are always so many options in your favourite coffee shop, but no matter whether you are brewing a flat white for one or americanos for everyone in the office, there’s a coffee grinder and brewer set...

Best Manual Coffee Grinders in 2022

No matter whether you are an early riser and want to keep the noise levels down when enjoying your first brew of the day or are a regular traveller looking to enjoy your coffee blend away from home, a manual coffee grinder is a must have for every coffee lover’s...

The Top Coffee Trends for 2022 To Keep Your Brews Exciting

After a tough couple of years, many coffee shops put their creativity to the test to lure back customers. The good news is that means there are plenty of exciting new options to look out for to keep things spicy! We’ve put together a list of coffee trends we’re expecting...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Coffee Fresh

It’s a universally-held belief that a fresh cup of coffee is one of the best starts to any morning. Emphasis on the word fresh! Though coffee doesn’t technically go bad, it does lose its flavour and freshness over time – meaning you’ll have a sub-par brew, and no one wants that. But there...

Where Are Baratza Coffee Grinders Made?

Baratza makes some of the best home and home/commercial grinders available on the market today. Coffee Hit is the official UK distributor of the Baratza coffee grinder range.  The design and engineering teams for Baratza grinders are based at their HQ in Seattle, while the grinders are manufactured out of the...

Broken Baratza Grinder? We’ll fix it for you from as little as £59!

You bought a Baratza coffee grinder and love it. So when your trusty companion decides to ‘opt-out’ of its coffee grinding duties what do you do? How do you fix your broken Baratza? Trying to troubleshoot these problems yourself is a) confusing and b) time-consuming! But that’s where we come in. Baratza...

Professional quality precision grinding from the Vario W+

Say hello to the new Vario W+ coffee grinder, the next-generation of the award-winning multipurpose Vario line! Baratza’s new ground-breaking Vario W+ is now in stock and ready to ship, but be quick - we are expecting these beauties to fly off the shelf.  The team at Baratza know that enjoying a...