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MICE 2022 - My week at MICE

MICE 2022 - My week at MICE

So incase you don't already know, this last week (27/09 - 30/09) has been a huge week for the coffee industry, particularly for coffee industry in Melbourne, Australia. This last week we had MICE (Melbourne International Coffee Expo), World Brewers Cup and World Barista Championship. All within the same venue and the same 4 days. The Competitions: After a hectic 4 days we now have a new World Barista Champion, Anthony Douglass from Axil coffee roaster. Watch Anthony's performance below. We also have a new World Brewers Cup Champion, Taiwan’s Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry). Sherry used a combination of different grind sizes...

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Calm & Stormy Water

Calm & Stormy Water

Calm & Stormy source their water from central highlands here in Victoria, Australia. They have still, sparkling and a range of sparkling water flavoured only with fresh fruit added. ‘From stormy clouds to the depths of a dormant volcano. A journey more than 30 years in the making. Purified by nature. Infused with minerals. Invigorated with bubbles. A tribute to Victoria’s Central Highlands. Sheltered from prying eyes in a 100% recyclable can.’ Coffee and water Filter coffee is made from 98.75% water, the water you use to extract you coffee plays a crucial role in extracting the flavour compounds from the...

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Brewing with Aji Filter - Reusable Cotton Coffee Filter

Brewing with Aji Filter - Reusable Cotton Coffee Filter

Here at Basic Barista we are always on the hunt for new innovative coffee gear, from dripper to grinders, kettles and even filters. When we decided we wanted to stock a reusable filter we were frankly disappointed on what was on offer, yes there were some cheap options available and frankly the materials used were a reflection of this. With this in mind and having some past experience sewing we started playing around with different materials, designs and came up with the Aji Filter. Visit Aji Coffee Tools here. What is an Aji Filter? Aji Filters are handmade reusable cotton...

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The 5 Best Coffee Gifts

The 5 Best Coffee Gifts

The 5 Best Coffee Gifts  With fathers day just around the corner and we decided to put together a list of the top 5 coffee gifts!  AeroPress Go Coffee Maker: When buying a gift from a coffee lover how could you possibly go past the AeroPress Go coffee Maker? This amazing product brings you all the great qualities of coffee press while doubling as a drinking mug and a carry case. If you have a friend who loves there coffee while also having a busy schedule then this is the perfect gift for them, it is perfect for work, travel or...

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How to brew V60

How to brew V60

What is a V60? The Hario V60 is one of the most popular pour over conical brewers available. The 'V' in V60 refers to the v-shape of the cone and the 60 is the angle of the dripper. Hario has been around since 1920 and has developed many laboratory and science equipment, their heat proof and lightweight glassware carried Hario's success and it wasn't until 1950's when Hario invented the 'V60'. Different material V60's The Hario V60 is available in 3 sizes (01, 02 & 03) and in a range of different materials. The plastic V60 is an inexpensive entry level...

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