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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Can I Get My Coffee Grinder Repaired?

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What Coffee Grinders Are Best?

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Why you should think about using a coffee hand grinder

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Where to buy coffee grinders

You've decided that you want to brew coffee at home and create a barista experience right in your kitchen. But where is the best place to buy a coffee grinder? With a huge growth in online shopping, a quick search on your phone will bring up a wealth of coffee...

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...