We’re learning more about stovetop coffee making – it’s a favourite of some,but not a method that we’ve previously spent a lot of time on ourselves. However, some of the new stovetop makers we’ve found add colour and vibrancy to the kitchen, so we’re embracing the technique at home now too!
We have a great range of stovetops – with the lovely Bialetti Fiammetta and Venus stovetops for 2 or 3 cups, and the classic style Pezzetti 6 cup makers. Plus there’s the classy Berghoff Studio Stovetop too.
They give a different flavour quality to the coffee – so are worth trying out.
Your coffee making style can change and develop – and we’re always on the lookout for interesting products to help you craft delicious coffee at home with artistry! Our range includes milk thermometers, insulated brewers and servers, attractive mugs and flasks. We always have a changing range of hand coffee grinders and essential coffee filter papers too – as well as AeroPress inspired T-shirts, and some coffee-style socks!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Handground Precision Coffee Grinder is back in stock at ArtistryCoffee.co.uk or in person at Duck Farm Court, Aylesbury.
We knew that the Handground Coffee Grinder would be a really interesting product when we first heard about it on Instagram, and then became some of the first backers of it on Kickstarter a few years ago.
It was an innovative approach to ask people who make coffee to contribute to the design from all around the world – with choices for the look, materials, accessories, and mechanics etc being made by the crowd through Instagram, Kickstarter and online surveys.
Two of the most useful features of the Handground Grinder are the side mounted handle, which makes the handgrinding of coffee beans a simpler process, and the grind control dial, making grind size less guesswork and more precise.
It is a large device, and will sit well aside your other coffee making products.
At artistrycoffee.co.uk we again sold out of the crowdsourced Handground Precision Coffee Grinders a couple of weeks ago – but we’re pleased to now have some new stock in.
So once more we’ll have the choice of Nickel or Black for this substantial, innovative, and easily adjustable manual coffee grinder.
You’ll be able to see for yourself at our Duck Farm Court location in Aylesbury, or order online.
We’ve recently decided that having a small shop where people can actually come in and see our range of handbrew coffee equipment and select their coffee beans would be a great way to take artistry coffee forward.
We found a little unit in the lovely Duck Farm Court in Aylesbury and have recently set about giving a bit of a freshen up inside – so we’ve had the paint brushes, rollers and paint pads out as we have been getting the little unit ready to become our new base.
Duck Farm Court in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire is on the site of one of the original old 18th century duck farms where the famous Aylesbury Duck was bred. These days the site has been integrated into the developments around but some of the ancient charm remains.
It’s in fact pretty close to the centre of Aylesbury – on Station Way (unsurprisingly near to the station), and just behind Morrisons.
We’re excited to have a new base and look forward to posting on social media from there, and dealing with your orders and also enhancing further our knowledge of handbrew coffee and handbrew coffee equipment.
If your in Aylesbury Vale then why not pop in to our little shop and see what’s going on – we’re at:
Unit 25, Duck Farm Court,
Station Way, Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire. HP20 2SQ
Our normal opening hours will be 11am to 4pm Wednesday to Saturday, but we’ll often be there outside of those times – so you can call on 01923 537547 to see if we’re going to be around.
One of our most extravagant favourite products is an incredible coffee maker from a talented designer and coffee fan in Australia. We supported Mark Folker’s Kickstarter campaign to develop the Trinity ONE a couple of years ago and have admired Mark’s commitment and search for quality as he has pursued his idea.
We received a small number of the first batch of this device just a matter of days ago, and are taken aback by the result – it’s a beautiful yet functional design featuring kitchen grade stainless steel and American black walnut heartwood timber.
The Trinity ONE can be used to brew coffee by press, immersion, or drip filter method. The unique design and approach is unlike any product we’ve seen before – and if you’re interested in handbrew coffee making it’s worth looking at our feature page on Trinity ONE to see what it’s all about.
It is genuinely original! Yet the Trinity ONE works with what we know about coffee making to produce an excellent device. It is a large item and that can be a bit of a surprise when you first see it – but this can take centre stage and do its 3 different jobs: drip, press, or immersion.
We’re very impressed with Trinity ONE – it will be an elegant addition to any serious coffee shop or be a stunning home coffee making station.