The New Twist Press from Barista & Co

Twist Press

This innovative new coffee maker – The Twist Press – is a great product for coffee on the go – it is compact, easy to use, and includes a coffee storage section under the silicone lid.

Twist Press Parts
Twist Press Parts

To use, you place the lower handle on top of a mug add a paper filter, attach the coffee making chamber – then water and coffee grounds and stir. Position the upper plunger handle and allow to brew for a minute.

Then TWIST !

Pull the handles together and let the coffee come through under pressure to the mug below. You should find a clean, strong, black coffee which you can enjoy espresso style or as a base for any coffee.

The device is easy to clean and (top shelf) dishwasher safe.

See the Twist Press online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or at our Duck Farm Court location in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Twist Press
Twist Press Stacked

 

Supercharge your AeroPress with the Fellow Prismo

The Fellow Prismo AeroPress attachment

The AeroPress is a well renowned coffee maker which makes reliable good coffee very quickly. As we say it’s #QuickButNotInstant reflecting the fact that it’s far ahead of instant coffee yet doesn’t take much longer to make.

AeroPress
AeroPress coffee maker

The AeroPress is described as making espresso like coffee – recognising that it’s really good but not a pure espresso.

This new attachment device from Fellow products though can supercharge your exisiting or new AeroPress delivering more specific espresso shots.

The Fellow Prismo – attaches to the bottom of the AeroPress instead of the mesh cap. It features a pressure actuated valve which is the main bit of magic! It stays sealed until you press down – this helps facilitate the espresso shot, but also gives you other options for making cold brew or brewing with the immersion method without inverting.

The Fellow Prismo comes with a reusable fine metal filter and has a no drip seal too – giving you more control over generating an espresso shot (or the immersion method).

Press down and the coffee is forced under pressure through the central valve.

We stock genuine Fellow Prismo but do watch out for cheap imitations available by some online retail options – if you don’t see the Fellow logo (the O and bow tie mark underneath) on the product photos, it’s probably not genuine. Also the central valve and surrounding mouldings look a little different.

The genuine Fellow Prismo is available at Artistry Coffee in Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury or online.

Carranza Carrasco Peru :: Ethical Coffee Beans

Carranza Carrasco Peru coffee beans

With taste notes of peach, champagne, and juicy citrus the Carranza Carrasco coffee sounds quite different.

Grown at 1800m in the Santo Tomas area of Cutervo, Peru the small farm is in an isolated area but has a situation on a parcel of land that has ideal conditions.

Following processing the coffee is dried on tarpaulin laid out on patios.

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society. Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

Finca La Senda Guatemala :: Ethical Coffee Beans

Finca La Senda beans from Guatemala

From high in the hills of Guatemala, in the volcanic Acatenago region is situated a 27 hectare coffee farm Finca La Senda.

Between 1,550m to 1,970m altitude the caturra and bourbon varieties are grown on a farm established in the 1940s.

The region climate and soils naturally promote sweet flavours, brigh acidity and good body. Experimental processes and prolongued fermentations bring in additional flavours such as the blackcurrant and black grape highlighted in the taste notes.

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society.  Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

Order Finca La Senda online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or pop-in to buy a bag of beans at our Duck Farm Court location in Station Way West in Aylesbury (HP20 2SQ – near Morrisons).

A Clever way to make coffee

One of our favourite coffee making devices for many years has been the Clever Dripper from Taiwan.It utilises paper filters which make the device easier to use and helps deliver a clean taste.If you want to label the coffee making method then Immersion Brew would sum it up best. After placing your filter coffee paper in the device (and rinsing it through with hot water to be purist about coffee making) you add appx 30g of reasonably coursely ground coffee and about 500ml of hot water.Then, after stirring together, you place the lid over the device and let the grounds immerse in the water. For 3 to 4 minutes the coffee grounds brew, gradually transferring their characteristics.Once brewed, you can place the Clever Dripper onto your coffee mug and the instant release valve will fill the mug with coffee in a few seconds. Then place on another mug and fill that too.The valve will automatically shut off once lifted from a mug, making this really easy to use.Cleaning is easy too – with a simple rinse through all that is really required after you have lifted the used coffee grounds out in their filter paper. Then you can dispose
of into compost or even use the grounds specifically to tend to acid loving plants.Now the Clever Dripper is available in Blue in the standard large size. It is also available in Red in a smaller (one cup) size.
Check our artistrycoffee.co.uk website for more details.

Coffee Beans – Mchana Peaberry :: Kiambu region Kenya

Mchana Kenya Coffee Beans

With taste notes of Morello Cherry, Candied Lemon, Maple Syrup and complex, you know you’re in for a taste experience with these beans – and it’s no wonder.

From the Kiambu region in Kenya where there is a long history of coffee production, there is a good quality reputation from the Mchana Estate situated around 1700m.

Peaberry is generally a finer sweeter crop – where the coffee cherry has developed only one more rounded bean leading to more concentrated nutrient content.

Order Mchana online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or pop-in to buy a bag of beans at our Duck Farm Court location in Station Way West in Aylesbury (HP20 2SQ – near Morrisons).

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society.  Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

Beans from the Santa Barbara Estate – Finca San Pascual (Colombia)

Redemption Roasters coffee beans - Santa Barbara Colombia

The  beans sourced and roasted by Redemption Roasters are recommended best used as a filter – but you can always experiment to your own taste.

Grown at 1500m to 1800m in Colombia, this coffee is described as sparkling, tropical, honeydew melon taste notes. We can’t wait to try it!

These beans are derived from a deep rooted coffee growing tradition in volcanic soils with attention to every stage of production which has fostered a research initiative to ensure that coffee growing and processing is to the highest standards.

Try Santa Barbara coffee beans from Colombia and see if they sparkle for you!

Order them online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or pop-in to buy a bag of beans at our Duck Farm Court location in Station Way West in Aylesbury (HP20 2SQ – near Morrisons).

Redemption Roasters are based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Prison with a mission to help reduce re-offending rates by skilling up the young people to help them find jobs and reintegrate into society.  Small batches of beans are expertly roasted led by a Head Roaster and Assistant Roaster who train the young people in professional roasting skills and competition-level barista skills. So not only is the coffee ethically sourced but the roasting process is socially responsible too.

San Pedro Necta (Guatemala) Coffee Beans from Redemption Roasters

Redemption Roasters Speciality Coffee available at Artistry Coffee

The high mountains of Guatemala near the town of San Pedro Necta is the location of the farm Finca La Providencia – the origin of the San Pedro Necta beans now in stock at Artistry Coffee in Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury or online at artistrycoffee.co.uk.

The farm elevation is between 1550 and 1900 meters – and an important advantage in the production of very high quality coffee.

Several springs across the area bringing abundant water resources.

The farm has passed through three generations who know the region well and are dedicated coffee producers so they take measure to help preserve the local ecology and prevent soil washing down the steep inclines.

Coffee cherries are selectively hand harvesting and eco pulped with Penagos pulpers, reducing the impact of wet processing. Post-pulping and removal of mucilage ( a slippery substance surrounding the bean) the coffee is dried on the farms patios, or in wet weather in the farms guardiolas at a slow and even temperature.

The coffee variety is Caturra from Huehuetenango region (Guatemala) and is processed with the washed method for a cleaner and brighter coffee.

TASTE NOTES are : Dark Chocolate, Black Cherry, Walnut.

This bean is recommended for best use making espresso.

Redemption Roasters coffee beans are now in stock!

Redemption Roasters available at Artistry Coffee

At Artistry Coffee we’ve been on a journey discovering more about coffee for a few years.

As part of our own home move into the Aylesbury Vale area recently we also reviewed our coffee supply and managed to connect with a great project based in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute – which we first heard about at London Coffee Festival 3 years ago.

The project, run by Redemption Roasters as part of a Ministry of Justice initiative, aims to help reduce reoffending rates by providing real skills for young offenders – training them upto competition quality in barista skills. The hope is that on release they may have an opportunity to find work and Redemption have assisted in placing some young people from this project in their own coffee shops too.

Aylesbury Prison is also the location of a high quality coffee roastery where the young offenders can learn about the art & science of roasting coffee beans under the expert tuition of the Head Roaster.

We’ve been excited to not only support this project but also to upgrade our coffee supply in the process, with expertly roasted single origin coffee beans from know locations.

Redemption Roasters Speciality Coffee available at Artistry Coffee
Redemption Roasters speciality coffee beans now available at Artistry Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

The latest roasts are now in:
We’re highlighting a bean and roast more suitable for espresso:
SAN PEDRO NECTA (Guatemala)

and one more suitable for filter and pour-over coffee making:
ESTRELLA NARANJO (Costa Rica)

there’s also a blend most suitable for espresso:
AYLESBURY BLEND

We also have some Nespresso compatible Redemption Roasters’ Coffee Pods – OSCAR ONE.

Estrella Naranjo (Costa Rica) Coffee Beans from Redemption Roasters

Costa Rica is the source of the Estrella Naranjo beans that are now in stock online at artistrycoffee.co.uk or in person at Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury.

Redemption Roasters in Aylesbury HMYOI roast this bean expertly as part of the project to give young offenders in this institution knowledge of coffee, the roasting process and competition level barista skills.

We’ve been learning something more about the origin, production, and variety:

Producers in the Naranjo area of Costa Rica are selected to participate in the Coopro Naranjo R.L. based on the quality of their coffee.  The coops aims are to support the producers and promote sustainable production.

Strictly ripe cherries are selected through the  harvest process, and production of high quality coffee is rewarded. Farms are located between 1300 and 1700 meters above sea level.

Estrella Naranjo beans from Costa Rica have tasting notes of Apricot, Nectarine, Citrus. They are sourced from Los Robles West Valley. The ripe cherries are processed with the black honey process whereby the beans are part washed and some of the sticky substance (due to the ripeness) is left on the beans as they dry for longer.  The beans are moved at points through the drying process (stirred, raked etc). The black honey process is the most expensive, intensive, and complex process. It results in a more full bodied and flavourful taste.

The beans are arabica from the Villa Sarchi variety (Bourbon related) which is well adapted to high altitudes. And a dwarf variety tolerant of strong winds.