Calling all coffee lovers! Are you missing your morning coffee habit, stopping off at your local coffee house and kick-starting the day with the perfect cup of coffee?
While life in lockdown has meant a surge in food delivery services, where does that leave our love of coffee shop coffee? The drink we rely on our expert barista to deliver into our hands every morning.
Since so many of us are housebound, we've probably found ourselves craving those deep, chocolatey, heady, velvety coffee shop flavours and wondering how we can re-create them in the comfort of a home kitchen and probably without the luxury of a state of the art coffee machine.
With that in mind, we've rounded up a series of handy videos where learning how to make good coffee is possible, armed with a few simple skills and a bit of knowledge.
So, if you are blinded by the science and the skills of your local barista, where the perfect cup of joe is usually topped off with some compelling latte art, try mastering the basics and then having a go at brewing favourites like espresso and flat white through to dalgona, the quarantine coffee, all with normal kitchen kit!
Here's how to make a good cup of coffee at home.
Pick your favourite type of coffee.
Take it from the top and start with a one hour tutorial from Michael Phillips at California roaster Blue Bottle, from sourcing beans and brewing to tasting, this will give you a great grounding in making a simple cup of really good coffee or going the distance with pro equipment.
The tutorial can be found on Skillshare who are currently offering 2 months free subscription more than enough time to master brewing an amazing cup of coffee!
2. How to make the perfect espresso
Ready to get started? Then first things first, how to make the perfect espresso. The team at Chefsteps get into the science behind making the shot of coffee, also the foundation of the flat white, cafe macchiato, Americano and many more classics.
There's a lot of science to it, from the grind size of the coffee grounds and water temperature. But nail the three-pillar approach and you'll soon arrive at the perfect espresso, brew after brew.
3. How to make an Iced Latte at home
Once you've nailed the perfect espresso you have the foundation for a serious iced latte. All you need are plenty of ice, espresso and a generous pour of shaken milk. Watch how it's done ...
4. How to make the perfect flat white
Caravan Coffee Roasters show how to make the perfect Ozzie favourite, the classic flat white with a professional coffee machine and share some useful tips, like you need a 61/2 to 7oz cup for the perfectly poured flat white.
How to Make a Flat White at home without a coffee maker
If you want to make a flat white at home and don't have a professional coffee machine, don't let that stop you! You can still make a decent mock flat white coffee with a French press. Find out how in the clip below:
5. How to make cappuccino at home without a machine
Feel your way through this easy tutorial for making a cappuccino using kit you have readily available at home, right down to texturing the milk with a french press. Remember water is too hot straight off the boil, so let it cool before pouring over those coffee grinds!
6. How to make a perfect Caffe Latte at home
Another useful hack on how to make the perfect caffe latte at home using a French press and some bits and bobs from around the house. Remember to take the milk to a max of 70 degrees and use the plunging action of the press to add froth and texture to the milk. Polish and pour!
7. Dalgona Coffee
The do-it-yourself (DIY) coffee first rose to popularity during the social distancing orders in South Korea, and has since become an online sensation aka the 'quarantine drink' or 'quarantine coffee! It's made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water until creamy and then adding it to cold or hot milk. Have a go at perfecting your go to quarantine drink!