Want To Be A Coffee Aficionado? Here Are 4 Things You Should Own

words Al Woods

Regardless if you want to learn about coffee for professional use or for your own sake, there is plenty to learn! It takes a lot of time and practice to get to a certain level of skill but anything is possible! It’s important to note that the equipment plays a big role in this, so knowing what tools to use in order to make a specific type of coffee is essential! So if you want to become a real coffee aficionado, here are 4 things you should own! 

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Coffee roaster

Gathering all the needed coffee equipment has to start somewhere, it’s best to go by order of how the coffee is supposed to be made. There is plenty to learn about coffee in order to become truly immersed in it, and one of those things is learning how to roast it properly! There are various types of coffee roasters out there, it’s important to remember that every roaster is used to achieve a specific type of flavor. Drum and hot air roasters are the two types of roasters commonly used in the coffee industry. Drum roaster is meant for steady roasting, as the coffee beans are moved around ensuring that they are roasted evenly. When it comes to hot air roasters, direct health is being used on the coffee beans, allowing them to be done in 10 minutes or so, making the flavor more acidic and sharp. 

Coffee grinder

Another key element of preparing the coffee beans is grinding them – but it all depends on the type of coffee you have in mind. There are so many coffee bean variants and it’s important to find the perfect grinder for them! Manual grinders were vastly used in the past, but they are still relevant to this day, on the other hand, automatic grinders are pretty common too. The difference is that with manual grinders, you decide the pace and strength by grinding the goods by hand, on the other hand, the automatic grinder is faster and does the work for you. Manual grinders can be significantly smaller, so it’s not as suitable for commercial use – automatic grinders are better for grinding more beans at the same time, so keep that in mind! It all depends on your needs and wants at the end of the day, it’s all about making things as stress-free as possible when making your coffee! 

Coffee maker

Coffee is more than just pouring hot water into a cup and mixing it with grounded coffee beans! Nowadays there are a lot of different coffee makers, meant for different purposes! Coffee makers come in all shapes and sizes and depending on the type of coffee you want to make, Smeg Espresso machines have a slick yet complex design and are meant for making espresso, but it’s on the smaller side, whilst some machines are simple and are meant for brewing one serving of coffee. If you are looking to buy a coffee maker only for yourself, try finding something in a smaller size, the key is to swiftly make coffee in the morning, right? – so find a machine that’s not complicated! If you are looking to make coffee for commercial purposes, having multiple different coffee machines is a must! 

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Various types utensils 

Utensils are more important than you’d think – and this goes past the obvious items such as teacups and spoons! But some people seem to miss the point even when it comes to cups – different types of coffee work better when poured in a specific type of cup. Cloths are also an important item for your coffee-making adventures -you want to keep your space clean! When it comes to other utensils, especially if you want to make coffee with milk and other types of lattes, owning a milk frother is a must-have! Some coffee machines, like some espresso makers, already have this type of setting, but in some cases, you’ll have to get the additional gadget, portable and beginner-friendly ones are always a good pick, you don’t need anything complicated and over the top! But it all comes down to your preference and needs, if you want to go all out and create a little coffee shop inside of your kitchen or if you just want a coffee machine alone! 

At the end of the day, there is a lot to be learned about coffee – it’s such a vast topic, from its origins and its taste to how it’s supposed to be brewed and served, it all depends on your taste as well. Remember that practice makes perfect, so gathering the equipment is the first step, you can learn the rest along the way! Regardless of whether you want to make a coffee business, or if you are just an avid coffee lover who doesn’t want to spend money in coffee shops every morning – there is always a good reason why you should dive into this craft! 


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