Let’s Talk Coffee!

With many of our favourite coffee shops temporarily closed and lots of us staying at home right now, we thought we’d put together some tips we’ve picked up from some of the station’s coffee and foodie shops to give you a little home brewed inspiration.

Making great home brewed coffee with AMT Coffee

Emma from AMT Coffee shows us how to make rich home brewed coffee using some freshly ground coffee beans and a cafetière. If you choose to grind the beans yourself, unlike an espresso the granules for the cafetière need to be course and left to brew for around 4 minutes.

Creating foamy milk without a milk frother…

Recently Starbucks been posting some really useful coffee making tips on Facebook and Instagram to help us make the most of our coffee breaks at home, we’d recommend giving them a follow if you don’t already…

One of our favourites of Starbucks’ recent series of tips is how to make frothy milk, because let’s face it, how many of us have a milk frother at home? It’s super simple; you just need to heat up some milk, pop it into a heat proof container with a lid (a flask will do nicely!), and shake well for 30 seconds before pouring over your coffee.

 

Pret’s Head of Coffee shares his Coffee Frappe Recipe

Lots of people are missing their lunchtime runs to Pret, that’s why they’ve been sharing lots of great food and drink recipes and ideas on their Instagram channel. Pret’s Head of Coffee, Jonny, even shared his Coffee Frappe recipe… the perfect pick-me-up for those warm spring days!

Ingredients for 1 Frappe:

  • 100ml brewed coffee
  • 75ml of milk (or diary alternative)
  • 1 large scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Good handful of ice
  • Garnish (you could try whipped cream or another scoop of ice cream and grated chocolate)

Method:

  1. Brew your coffee and add 75ml to your blender to begin cooling (leaving 25ml to add later).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (milk, ice cream, honey, vanilla extract, salt and ice) to your blender.
  3. Blitz the ingredients together until smooth.
  4. Pour into your glass and then add the remaining 25ml of brewed coffee on top.
  5. Add your garnish. Try whipped cream or another scoop of ice cream and grated chocolate on top.
  6. Sip and enjoy!

Photos via Instagram: @pret

Making the perfect cup of coffee with a little help from Fortnums

It’s long been the case that wine drinkers are no longer considered the world’s only connoisseurs; like wine, there’s an exact science behind every delicious cup of coffee.

Since launching their exclusive speciality coffees, Fortnum’s have put together a handy guide to making the perfect cup. From choosing your beans and grind consistency, to using water and striking that delicate balance, Fortnums has you covered!

Read blog: Fortnums – How to make the perfect cup of coffee

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