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Which milk should I choose for my coffee?

August 8, 2018 Soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, lactose-free, enriched with calcium, 2%, 3%, … there is no shortage of choices of milk or their substitutes! Each milk, each brand, is different and does not produce the same foam. So we've put together this little guide to help you find the milk that's right for you. Contrary to what one might think, it is not the fat content that determines whether the milk will froth or not. What makes the milk give a nice fine foam is the proteins! However, fats also have their part to play. In fact, they help...
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9 tips for always having a successful espresso

October 30, 2018 The espresso phenomenon has grown significantly in recent years. Every day, millions of human beings are fueled by coffee. Result? Tips for making a perfect espresso are pouring in from all over the web. It's very easy to get lost… That's why we're going to reveal our secrets and the essential steps to follow to become your own home barista. Before you even start, you need to make sure that your equipment is of good quality and well maintained. Check that there are no coffee residues in your filter holder or on the group. These coffee residues can burn during infusion and give a bitter – and unwanted – taste to your preparation....
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5 tips for using your JURA machine properly

December 12, 2018 A few years ago, JURA automatic coffee machines made their debut in Quebec. But very often, the word "automatic" is scary: risk of breakage, coffee not hot enough, complicated maintenance, etc. However, the Swiss brand's coffee machines are very easy to maintain. Here are 5 tips that will allow you to take full advantage of your JURA coffee machine. 1. Preheat your cup We've already mentioned it on the blog: the temperature of the cup has a big influence on the overall temperature of the beverage. Indeed, for a perfect tasting experience, it is no surprise that the coffee must be very hot. And if you pour your hot coffee into a mug...
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What water to use in your espresso machine?

What water to use in your espresso machine? May 16, 2019 You have the espresso machine of your dreams at home, fresh coffee, your favorite cup and you know the settings for your grind: all the ingredients seem to come together to concoct the perfect coffee. But don't overlook one last important detail: water! After the quality of the coffee beans used, water is the second factor that influences the in-cup taste during brewing. No wonder when you know that a cup of coffee is made up of 98% water! Renowned barista Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, together with chemist Christopher H. Hendon, have even conducted extensive research on the influence of water on the taste of...
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How to make an espresso shake?

June 28, 2019 Summer is finally here. And with it, the desire to share moments with family or friends, to discover new things and above all to spoil yourself a little without feeling guilty. That's why we offer you a series of recipes tested and prepared in collaboration with Hind, our barista. The opportunity to transform your coffee break into a real taste experience and to surprise your loved ones when serving coffee! And to start in style, we attack this series with a gourmet recipe to perfection. Espresso shake INGREDIENTS FOR AN ESPRESSO SHAKE 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream About 80 ml of chocolate syrup (to adapt according to your personal taste) 170 ml (about 6...
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How to make an espresso macchiato?

July 17, 2019 Our series of recipes and suggestions from our barista continues. This week, we're talking about a key preparation in Italian culture: the espresso. Many coffee lovers love the simplicity of a strong coffee. That's why they opt for an espresso. Topped with a delicate golden mousse called crema, it has strong aromas and can be enjoyed quickly and in small quantities. To vary and add a little sweetness, we suggest you add a subtle touch of milk. Espresso macchiato INGREDIENTS The basis of the espresso macchiato, as in many preparations, is obviously to prepare an espresso. Traditionally, an espresso is prepared from 7 grams of coffee and 45 ml of water (i.e. 1 1/2 ounces). With...
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How to make a traditional cappuccino?

August 30, 2019 Traditionally, a cappuccino consists of one-third strong espresso, one-third milk and one-third milk froth. Let's see together how to prepare it well and what are the tips of Hind, our coffee expert and barista. INGREDIENTS As in the preparations discussed in our previous articles, the cappuccino is based on the espresso. We remind you that originally, an espresso is prepared from 7 grams of coffee and 45 ml of water (i.e. 1 1/2 ounce). With the new wave of roasting which is paler, it is better to use a little more coffee grinds to give a balanced taste. You will also need: 20 cl of whole fresh milk (3,25%...
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What grind on your automatic machine?

October 15, 2019 Discover the advice of Hind, our barista on adjusting the grind on your JURA machine. Do you have a Jura automatic machine and your coffee does not seem strong enough or, on the contrary, too bitter? It's probably your grind that's not adjusted properly.
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Arabica, robusta, what differences?

October 21, 2019 You've probably heard of arabica coffee and robusta coffee, without knowing exactly what distinguishes them? These two species of coffee, which are the main ones cultivated and marketed in the world, have many differences! We enlighten you on the subject. The origin: the coffee tree The coffee tree is a tree that bears a small fruit: the coffee cherry. Originally, it can reach ten meters, but it was "domesticated" in order to obtain a smaller tree, thus facilitating the planting and harvesting of coffee cherries. The coffee we consume comes from this fruit, and more particularly from its pits. In fact, the...
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Gentle methods: Our advice

November 8, 2019 To enjoy a good coffee, there are many gentle brewing methods. They make it possible to obtain a coffee with a lighter body but just as aromatic as the traditional espresso made using a machine. Overview. To prepare coffee, there are two main families of infusion: extraction under high pressure or pump gentle methods without pressure or under low pressure, also called Slow Coffee. For the essential espresso, which is also the basis of many preparations (cappuccino, latte macchiato, etc.), you have to go through pressure extraction with a manual or automatic espresso machine. But if you are looking for a less expensive solution or simply want to taste your coffee differently, it is possible to opt for one of the many infusion methods...
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