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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Say hello to two new Fellow carafes!

Picture this: you’ve brewed yourself a delectable morning brew – but life happens, and you don’t get to enjoy it immediately. Instead, it’s left in the carafe on a hot plate, and before you know it, the taste has been annihilated due to overheating. Disaster!  But it doesn’t have to...

The Etzinger etz-I – setting new standards in manual grinding

If you’ve been on the hunt for a new grinder and have focused solely on electric for ease of use, you might want to think again. While there are plenty of great handheld grinders for home use, many choose electric for the speed and convenience they bring. Now there’s a...

Latte art like a pro with Fellow Eddy Steaming Pitcher!

Latte art – you’ve either mastered it, or you likely want to…  Whether you’re a pro or a complete novice, chances are you’ve sat and watched a video or two (or twenty - no judgment here!) of someone pouring a swan or a tulip like it’s no big deal (how do they...

Coffee Grinder Reviews: What our customers said.

We’ve all seen those articles where people ask the experts and, while we are experts in making sure you get the best cup of coffee in the morning, there’s nothing better than seeing what our customers think about the coffee grinders we recommend. After all, they use them every day to...

Burr v Blade: Which Coffee Grinder Wins?

If you’re a coffee enthusiast who wants to experience that barista experience from the comfort of their own home, it makes sense to invest in a coffee grinder. But with a choice of bladed and burred grinders, how do you pick the best device to give you the authentic brew...

Coffee Grinders For AeroPress

The AeroPress is a manual coffee maker invented by Stanford University engineering instructor Alan Adler (of Aerobie fame) and was originally released in November 2005. It's a one-cup brewer, which is super convenient if everyone else in your house wants a different type of brew. It's also a great manual option that you can easily take...

Are Coffee Grinders And Espresso Grinders The Same?

There are essentially two ways to make coffee. Pour over (or drip-style) or espresso-based coffee. If you think a coffee grinder should be able to do both, you might be surprised, as that is not always the case.  Choosing A Grinder For Espresso Based Coffee When you grind for espresso,...

Who Sells Coffee Grinders?

When we started out in 2008, there was only Coffee Hit and maybe one or two other companies selling coffee grinders for Specialty Coffee. But, as more and more people started to enjoy café-style coffee at home, the number of places to buy coffee grinders has increased, and now there...

Coffee Grinders for Espresso

So you love espresso and fancy the idea of making some great espresso at home. Either to drink straight or with milk as a lovely Flat White. As well as having an espresso machine at home, you'll need to have an espresso coffee grinder if you want to make the...

Are Coffee Grinders Loud?

There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. But, when you wake up before your family or housemates, you want to get some fresh coffee grounds for your cup of joe without waking up the whole house.  You could compromise and use ground coffee...

The Baratza Vario W+ brings café quality coffee home!

It’s finally here! The new Baratza Vario W+ has arrived – at long last. And we’re here to tell you what all the fuss is about. When it comes to your morning coffee, the grind matters, but getting a consistent precision grind is not always so easy. Thankfully, the Vario W+ grinder masters this...

Get The Best From Your Coffee – The Difference Between Light, Medium, and Dark Coffee Roasts

If you’re a coffee connoisseur, you probably know which type of roast you prefer. But what’s the difference between the various types of roasts, and why does it matter?Though all coffee comes from the Coffea plant, with the most common species being Coffea arabica (commonly known as "Arabica"), and Coffea...