The Chemex is simply beautiful – a pour-over style coffee brewer, with a glass flask shaped like an hourglass. The design is so simple yet stunning that it’s actually featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. And, not only will it make your coffee look good, it’ll taste great too. That’s why it’s on our list of favourite at-home brewing equipment. Just be sure to use it right.
If you’re a coffee lover, you’re probably always on the lookout for the perfect cup (and hence the perfect bean). But, before it hits the packet and your grinder, do you know where coffee actually comes from?
At Science of Coffee, we are champions of Direct Trade. But what does that mean and why do we care?
Direct Trade occurs when coffee roasters buy (most often single origin coffee) directly from coffee farmers. The roaster pays the farmer for their coffee beans, establishing a direct relationship with them. This cuts out middle men, as well as regulatory organisations, with the aim of delivering a great product while respecting the farmers’ livelihood.