Brewing and drinking at home; nothing can be better, right?

Brewing great coffee at home is easy. There are a tonne of ways to do it and lots of gadgets to help you along the way, but the main thing is to make sure you get the cup you need, morning, noon or night.

Espresso Method

 

The espresso method creates a dense and concentrated coffee by forcing pressurised hot water through finely ground coffee. This process is commonly referred to as "pulling a shot".

Espresso is the basis for most of the coffee we drink when out in cafes and bars and, although a straight espresso is great, it also forms the basis for all our favourite Flat Whites, Cappuccinos, Americanos and more.

 
 

Espresso Machines

There are a tonne of good buying guides online so we won't repeat all the detail here. We also won’t include info on the many capsule or pod options available if speed and simplicity is your thing. However, here are a couple of seriously good espresso machine suggestions if you have the time and inclination! Click on the images for more info.

 
 
 
 

Espresso Instruction Videos

Making espresso can be easy, but making truly excellent espresso is an art form that many dedicate their lives to. Getting the end to end process perfect can be really challenging and that's why going to an expert barista to buy a coffee is a part of the daily routine for many of us.  Here are videos from two ex World Barista Champions talking about the joys of espresso based drinks.

 
 

How we make Espresso, by Tim Wendelboe

How To Make the Perfect Cappuccino, with Michael Phillips