Who hasn't been there yet: You bought high-quality espresso beans, a good grinder and a portafilter machine, but the espresso simply doesn't taste the way it should? We compare two coffees from our roastery and show you what to look out for when grinding and extracting.
Coffee shouldn't be sour/acidic or should it be? The discussion about coffee and its acidity has been dividing coffee afficionados ever since. In this article we explain what acidity is, why it is such a controversial topic and what it has to do with Horizonte Coffee Roasters.
For many, the fine foam on an espresso is the icing on the cake. As the saying goes, a coffee with crema has it all. But what is crema, how is it created, and what does it actually taste like?
This article describes the differences between the various types of espresso machines: single cycle, dual cycle and dual boiler. Which machine caters best, for which needs? By highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of machines, this overview points the way to the espresso machine that is best suited to various coffee preferences.
In this post, we will show you nine simple steps for preparing an espresso with a portafilter machine.
So you’ve heard a lot about speciality coffee but still don’t know what makes it different to ‘normal’ coffee? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.
Read on for our “Beginner’s Guide to Speciality Coffee”…
“For how long can I store coffee?” If there was a ranking of FAQs, this would be one of the top. Have a look at this blog and learn how to phrase it more accurately. The real question is: “When does coffee experience its peak flavor?”
Nothing comes close to a shot of espresso for the delivery of pure, concentrated caffeinated goodness, but when you’re looking for something more substantial to linger over and to savour, well, more is more.
How well-priced are speciality coffees in comparison with the world’s most popular espresso brand? We did the sums. The result might surprise you.
In our quest to connect coffee growers and coffee lovers around the world, Horizonte Coffee works with some remarkable individuals. Valentina Duque, the founder of Siruma Coffee, is one of them.
You’ve seen cold brew coffee and nitro coffee all over menus, T-shirts and social media for a while now, but these are still two of the freshest third-wave coffee trends worth keeping an eye on.