Coffee 101

Learn All There is to Know About Coffee


If you dive a bit into it, you will soon find out there is a lot to learn about making coffee. All the various ways to make coffee come with their own piece of equipment, from entry-level to high end. Then there's a lot of technique to be learned, like how to make the perfect espresso, or how to do latte art. And let's not forget the coffee beans. Not only are their thousands of different beans to begin with, but there are also a number of roasting methods to bring out their unique flavor. 

In this section we will try to explain everything you need to know about coffee machines, equipment like coffee grinders, different types of coffee bean, as well as learning the proper technique to get the most out of all these components. 

If there's anything missing, or you want us to be more specific about a certain topic, please let us know, and we'll try to get that included as well. 

Featured: Bottomless Portafilter


We are currently still building this section, but we didn't want to withhold you from our article on bottomless portafilters. If you want to get a head-start on making perfects espressos, this is an article you shouldn't miss.

Bottomless Portafilter for Breville Barista Express

What Can You Learn From Using a Bottomless Portafilter?
Using the Breville Barista Express and a custom-made bottomless portafilter, Jacco (our Chief Grinder) shows you what you can learn by looking closely at the coffee coming out of a bottomless portafilter. Using videos, Jacco will explain you the impact your tamping has, or when happens when you grind too coarse (spoiler alert: It gets messy!). Read the full article:
Finally! A Bottomless Portafilter for Breville Barista Express

Coffee 101: Espresso Machines


Coffee 101: Espresso Machine Maintenance


In this section we will cover all you need to know about properly maintaining your espresso machine.

Coffee 101: Coffee Grinders


In this section we will cover all the technical details of coffee grinders and espresso machines.