There are three elements that contribute to creating a great cup of coffee - the barista, the equipment (coffee machine and grinder) and using high-quality coffee beans.
The barista is the heart of the coffee-making process. A good barista must manage the coffee beans and machinery to produce a consistently great cup of coffee. Within the coffee making process itself, the barista must manage the variables of grinding, dosing, distributing and tamping the coffee, of which there is a definite art.
Alternative brewing methods allow for the exploration of different flavours compared with espresso based coffee. As the coffee culture in Australia grows, these methods are becoming increasingly popular as a way to taste the nuances and character of a coffee.
At Di Bella Coffee, we are passionate about educating our customers. It is our aim to improve coffee standards in homes, workplaces and cafés by providing education on all aspects of the coffee making process. This is why we also offer a range of educational courses, from factory tours to hands-on barista workshops. We take an 'educate, not dictate' approach to sharing our coffee knowledge, with all our courses designed to provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals to creating that elusive ‘perfect’ cup of coffee.
In this guide we look at the average Australian coffee menu and breakdown what goes into making delicious coffee yourself.