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Coffee Bean Suppliers

November 20, 2013

The Finest CoffeeBean Suppliers in Gauteng

 

Millions of people around the world start the day with a cup of coffee. Although there are many people who are living quite happily under the illusion that they are enjoying the most refined and sophisticated coffee available, many of them are drinking bland and unexciting instant mixes which are – let's face it – not much more than throwaways of gourmet coffee bean suppliers.

 

Are you a coffaholic? There’s a rapidly growing number of serious coffee lovers out there who have tasted and enjoyed some of the finest coffee beans that the world has produced and for these die hard aficionados, anything less than a cup of freshly ground, gourmet roasted coffee beans from renowned coffee bean suppliers has become a sacrilege.

 

If you love coffee, then you already know how purchasing whole coffee beans from reliable coffee bean suppliers can make your coffee experience absolutely wonderful. If one is going to enjoy coffee and really savoir its aroma and taste, one needs to buy real coffee from genuine coffee bean suppliers, not the so called premium bland blends from local supermarkets.

 

About Stil.Coffee

 

Welcome to Stil.Coffee, the home of the finest coffee bean suppliers and barista supplies in Sandton,Gauteng.

Not only do we run a successful coffee bar, we serve and sell a range of the most sought after coffee beans in the world, we also run a successful barista school and we supply a range of the finest state of the art manual coffee makers, fully auto espresso machines, grinders, coffee maker accessories, and filter and espresso equipment. In addition, our specialist knowledge makes us well placed to offer our coffee consulting services throughout Gauteng.

 

At Stil.Coffee, we are the coffee bean suppliers that would never sell coffee beans that we would not be happy to use ourselves, we are very proud of our roasts, every batch of roasted beans is tested, tasted and checked in order to maintain the same highquality that has given us the reputable status we enjoy throughout Gauteng today. We carefully select only the highest 100% quality roasted imported premium quality Arabica coffee beans from leading coffee growing estates from around the world –Africa, Asia, Central America and South America.

 

We take extraordinary measures to ensure every roast is not only of exceptional quality, but delivered to every customer at the peak of freshness. Once the bean is ground,it can go stale in as fast as 30 minutes, so, if one is truly after freshness and real flavour, it is best to buy whole roasted coffee beans as there's certainly no other way to go; whole and fresh beans are everything!

 

Additionally, we also all stock a variety of filter and espresso aromatic coffee blends using the most sophisticated roasting methods, ranging from vintage black espresso, black exotic, ebony black and midnight black supreme to wild black blends, as well as our limited and extremely popular dragon blend.

 

Having said that, itis really important to choose coffee bean suppliers that make your every caffeine experience fresh, smooth, rich and authentic At Stil.Coffee there are no shortcuts and no pretense, just real, full-flavored, aromatic, fresh imported authentic coffee beans. If you are looking for coffee bean suppliers that REALLY hit the spot, find out what’s roasting at our Africa Black Espresso Coffee Bar in Sandton or visit our website to place your order now!

Home Barista

November 20, 2013

Become Your Own Home Barista – Learn to Roast, Grind and Brew thePerfect Cup!

 

Buyingcoffee from a café is expensive, but it can taste just the same, if not better,if you make it at home.

Wouldn’tit be nice to be your own home barista and learn to brew good strong coffee,like the kind you find at a coffeehouse?  Making your own coffee at home may seemintimidating at first, but really isn’t that difficult.

 

However,good, strong coffee takes a little more than just a heavy hand with the coffeegrounds. To make good strong coffee, the process starts long before the brewcycle; it starts with using the best quality coffeebeans,the right roast and the right grind. Keep reading to find out how you can getthe most out of those delicious, fresh green premiumquality Arabica beansyou just bought.

 

The Right Roast for theRight Brew

 

Once you have found the right beans, the next thingthat you need to do is to find the right equipment. There are several methodsavailable to home barista roasters from a stovetop popcorn popper, a skillet toa fully automated roasting appliance. Pour a small amount of your green coffeebeans in your popper, pan or machine and after the firstthree minutes youshould hear cracking. Watch the beans carefully, constantly turning them to prevent scorching or uneven roasting. Ideally, it takes15 minutes to roast coffee beans. In coffee roasting, sound, sight, smell andtiming is of paramount significance to determine when the beans are roasted toperfection. Justbefore they reach the dark colour you want, pour them into a colander and shaketo cool.

 

The Grind MeansEverything

 

Ifyou grind your own coffee, choose a setting that gives you a coarse grind. Youdon’t want to use a powdery grind to make strong coffee. You want a chunkyconsistency to get the best strong brew. Store your grinds in a glass jar withan airtight lid. Keep the jar away from light, not in the fridge or freezer.Coffee is at its absolute best when roasted, ground, and brewed within 24hours. However, if you store it in an airtight container out of the light, yourgrounds will stay fresh up to five days.

 

Brew the Perfect Cup

 

Withdarker roasts, you do not have to use more grounds to achieve a good strongbrew. Since tastes vary, this is the part where you get to experiment to suityour own taste. Start with a ratio of one rounded tablespoon of coffee groundsper six to eight ounces of water. Gradually increase grinds in ½ tablespoonincrements until you find the perfect ratio for your tastes and coffee maker.

 

Becomeyour own home barista, and learn to roast, grind and brew the perfect cup. Visitour Africa Black Espresso Coffee Bar in Sandton and enrolin our one day home baristacourse offering you an introduction to espresso and cappuccino making, coveringstep-by- step espresso coffee roasting, grinding, brewing and tasting.  Additionally, if you are in the market for a coffee maker – take a look at our rangeof the fineststate of the art manualcoffee makers, fully auto espresso machines, grinders, coffee makeraccessories, and filter and espresso equipment.

 

Baristasdon’t make coffee, they create it! Combining skilled craftsmanship, passion andthat special extra something, you too can learn the craft and science of creatingincredible coffee, right in your own home!