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Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home Like a Barista *

*This is a collaborative post.

Coffee has become one of the most popular drinks in the world, with branded coffee shops popping up in every corner of the high street. It has quickly become one of the nation’s favourite drinks, even challenging a cup of tea for the top spot!

Many people are spending hundreds of pounds a year on convenient, barista-made coffee from these shops, but they could be saving themselves all that hard-earned cash by making some small investments at home that will let them make coffee shop quality coffee themselves.

It is easier than you may think to get make a perfect cup of coffee at home, and pretty soon you will be walking past all those high street coffee shops with your own special brew already in your hand. Beat the queues, and start making your own high-quality cups of coffee at home with this quick guide to everything you are going to need.

Your Cup of Coffee Begins with the Beans

The coffee bean is the single biggest component in coffee. Except for water, and milk and sugar, if you use them, this is coffee’s only ingredient. The quality of the bean influences the taste and quality of the coffee.

If you buy whole, roasted beans instead of pre-ground bean or instant granules, your coffee will taste fresher, stronger, and last longer. There are lots of different types of beans from many different companies, and this gives you an opportunity to mix beans and quantities to find the perfect tasting cup for you.

Get Grinding

A high-quality manual coffee grinder should be one of the most highly prized pieces of equipment in your kitchen. A manual grinder gives you more control over the grinding process, letting you lightly or finely grind beans, and grind just the right amount for you.

The best manual coffee grinder will be simple and solid, and allow you to keep adding beans as you grind. You can learn more at, as they have years of coffee-making experience and have sourced some of the best coffee making products on the market for you to choose from.

Milking It

Not everyone likes milk and sugar in their coffee, and not everyone always has a strong, black unsweetened brew. Milk can be an important component of your coffee, especially if you like a latte or a cappuccino.

Getting a milk frothing device is a great addition to your coffee making equipment. This lets you get the perfect milk for a cappuccino, and can let you try your hand at latte art. You can get creative and artistic with your cup of coffee and milk, and learn an impressive and fun skill to show off to your friends and colleagues.

Use a French Press

Is one cup of coffee enough for you? Me neither. Getting a French press is the perfect way to make three, four or five or more cups of coffee all at once and keep them warm enough for you to keep going back.

This classic and elegant design has been keeping people caffeinated for centuries and is the perfect way to start your day. Make a big brew of coffee and keep going back for more cups when you need them. They are great for dinner parties too!

Coffee is the world’s most popular drink, and you can save yourself a lot of time and money by becoming an expert at-home barista.

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