Espresso Machine Buyer's Guide

Previously posted on September 2010, on the now defunct webstylemag (broken link). Photo credit jimmyg When looking into buying an espresso machine it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed with choice, and it can be hard to know where to start. In this guide I’ll point out some of…

Choosing Coffee for Brewing in a French Press

Most good quality coffee beans will work just fine brewed in a French Press, but my current preference is to use African beans or any beans that are noted for having more berry or citrus characteristics. I’ve found that when brewing those beans as espresso, often certain characteristics end…

How To Use a French Press

The following is a step by step guide to brewing a great French Press. I should point out that my method is very much based on James Hoffman’s French Press video which itself borrowed Tim Wendelboe’s great idea to remove the floating foam after steeping. So full kudos…