CRAFT OF COFFEE IS OUR MANTRA

We strive to understand the entire process of this unbelievable product.

Like true craftsmen of old, we work from the raw product through to the meticulously designed end, going through hours of painstaking process and energy to produce the best, most consistent product available.

We live this “craft of coffee” at UGR and constantly ask questions regarding the product and what it means to produce it consistently for our customers

We pride ourselves in our ability to want to learn as much as we can of each of the processes that lead up to the best formed product we can produce. We ask our customers intricate questions not only to challenge their understanding of this product but also to try and craft an individual solution for them and their drinking experience.

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COFFEE IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Just a couple of tricks we thought you ought to know

COFFEE MAKING TIPS

  • Coffee shouldn’t be too fresh or too old. It’s ideal to use coffee beans 10-14 days after being roasted, and they should be stored in a bag with a one way valve on them.
  • One should really buy roasted coffee beans and grind them at home.
  • Don’t store coffee in the fridge. For one thing, the condensation adds back water content to the coffee, which will change the flavour. And most importantly, coffee absorbs smells, so it would start absorbing the garlic or cheese etc smells and change the flavour.
  • The most important thing that affects the taste of your coffee is the quality of water that you use (and not the machine). It’s ideal to use filtered water.
  • Coffee needs minerals to bring out the taste. When we tasted the Guatemala coffee with the Lindt Sea Salt chocolate, it was amazing what a difference that made… the chocolate lost the saltiness, and the coffee was smoother. In fact, it was the only time I’ve really enjoyed the salt chocolate!
  • Not all coffees or their roasts are the same. You should buy a roast specifically roasted for the type of coffee you’re going to make… so a filter roast for filter coffee, and a espresso roast for espressos.

A FEW HANDY TIPS

TO PERFECT YOUR OWN COFFEE