New Arrivals at ArtistryCoffee.co.uk

There’s some lovely products to help you craft delicious coffee at home. We’ve recently widened our range of hand grinders so you can have fresh ground coffee for each cup you make. Starting with beans is always a really good idea as you’ll have fresher coffee.

There are some really precision items, compact, and some in more traditional style. Take a look at the range.

The Hario Coffee Mill Dome is a really stylish classic grinder, the Skerton a well proven roadworthy design, the Hario Mini Slim PRO is an enhanced update on an old friend, the Smart G a compact and clever new design, and the Hario Prism one of the neatest hand grinders we’ve seen.

All are adjustable – so whether you’re after a fine espresso grind or a coarse grind for cafetiere and anything in between you can experiment with a grinders settings till you get things just as you need.

Check out the full range of hand grinders we have and set yourself off on a journey to fresher coffee…!!


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New Roasts are in

New roasts and new coffee bean origins are now in at ArtistryCoffee.co.uk

We have a Brazilian bean Fazenda Rio Brilhante from the Carrado Mineirio region grown at c1050m in a large coffee farm established about 30 years ago in an area brought to life by clear bright waters – Rio Brilhante.

With taste notes of Strawberry Bubblegum, Lime and Cream Soda this one mixes smooth sweetness with a sharper edge!

Also new is Altos De Erapuca from the slopes of the second highest mountain in Honduras situated at 1300 to 1360m, from younger coffee trees and using a well constructed drying process mixing natural drying and controlled temperature mixed drying of the beans to regulate moisture and.

This bean has taste notes of Baked Pear, Vanilla, and Cacao – so a smoother taste overall is to be expected.

An updated roast of Finca La Senda is also now available, alongside the option of some of the older roast still (at a reduced price). These beans are from high up in the volcanic Guatemalan region of Acantenango. From a smaller farm, and mixing the characheristics associated with coffee from this are – sweet flavours, bright acidity and good body.

Our price policy on coffee beans is to reduce the cost of the beans for every month after roasting if we still have stock. We aim to have a mix of new roasts and older roasts in stock, depending whether your priority is your pocket or the recency of roast.

Degradation is kept to a minimum with a one-way valve so as well as being kept away from light, and heat, the beans are also kept away from exposure to air.

Our coffees have a story of origin, and also a story of social responsibility: Being roasted as part of a project which aims to reduce reoffending rates by offering some young people in Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute the opportunity to learn about coffee. This includes training as competition quality baristas, and under the tutorship of a Head Roaster to learn about the art and science of coffee roasting.

Take a look at the range of coffee beans at: ArtistryCoffee.co.uk

 

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.

Clever Dripper showing new colours!

Clever Dripper

The Clever Dripper is a great coffee maker using an immersion brew method (a bit like the method used by a French Press or Cafetiere). You’re in control of how long you let your coffee brew for, and when you’re ready you place the vessel ontop of a cup and the Clever valve underneath releases the brewed coffee directly into your waiting mug!

The Clever Dripper uses filter paper to give you a clean brew and makes it easy to clean and dispose of your used grounds into compost or for the acid loving plants in the garden.
The Clever Dripper has been around for a while now, but what’s new is the solid blue colour for the 2 cup device, or the solid red colour for the 1 cup version.

See more about this clever coffee maker at artistry coffee in Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury or online.