Coffee Brewing 1011 season, 13 episodes
From buying the beans to steaming the milk, everything you need to know to pour the perfect cup of coffee, whether you're brewing with a French press, indulging your latte addiction, or test driving a new grinder.
Coffee Brewing 101
How-To What to Know Before You Buy the Beans Coffee expert Mike Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee explains which countries produce what types of coffee beans, and sheds light on what "shade-grown," "fair trade," "organic," and other certifications mean.
How-To How to Make Espresso Master the espresso, and you've mastered the basis for many wonderful coffee drinks. Barista Mike Phillips talks equipment, technique, and most importantly, how to pull an espresso shot.
How-To How to Steam Milk Cappuccinos, macchiatos, and lattes all use milk that's been steamed to sweeten the coffee and create a froth. Watch coffee expert Mike Phillips show how to whip up a soft froth.
How-To How to Make a Latte A latte is espresso with steamed milk and a slight froth on top. Coffee expert Mike Phillips explains how a latte is different from a cappuccino, and how to balance the milk and espresso flavors.
How-To How to Make a Cappuccino The secret to a great cappuccino? Espresso, steamed milk, and a good amount of froth. Watch coffee expert Mike Phillips create the perfect cappuccino, from grinding the beans to finishing the foam with a fancy heart swirl.
How-To How to Grind the Beans Coffee expert Mike Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee explains what coarseness of grind to use for various coffee-brewing methods, from French press to espresso machine.
How-To Choosing the Right Coffee Grinder The coffee grinder is probably the most important piece ofequipment you'll buy for brewing at home, says coffee expert Mike Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee. Learn which type is right for you.
How-To How to Make a Macchiato Coffee expert Mike Phillips explains how the macchiato does a great job of balancing the strong flavor of espresso with the sweetness and texture of steamed milk.
How-To Coffee Brewing Techniques Find out which home coffee brewing system brews the tastiest cup, and how to get the best out of your coffee machine: Intelligentsia Coffee expert Mike Phillips demonstrates various coffee brewers, from the French press to siphon pots.
How-To How to Make Coffee with a CafeSolo Coffee expert Mike Phillips believes the CafeSolo provides one of the best cups of coffee you can make at home. Learn the tricks to brewing coffee using this simple machine.
How-To How to Make Coffee with a Chemex The Chemex is less expensive than many home coffee brewers, but it produces a cup that coffee expert Mike Phillips says is far superior. Get tips on grinding coffee correctly for a Chemex, plus how to master a slow, two-stage pouring technique.
How-To How to Make Coffee with a French Press Brewing coffee with a French press requires a fair amount of precision, from grinding the beans to saturating the coffee with water. Barista Mike Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee walks you through the brewing process.