We ask a barista how to make coffee-shop worthy drinks at home
There’s nothing quite like a hot beverage from a coffee shop. Getting your daily coffee fix might be just as vital as washing your hair or brushing your teeth, whether you enjoy a short, powerful shot of espresso or a creamy, lengthy latte.
Regular visits to coffee shops, on the other hand, are expensive, and if the shutters come down, as they did during the global epidemic, you may find yourself without access to a pleasant cup of Java every day. This is where the best coffee makers come in handy, allowing you to produce espresso and a variety of coffee-based drinks right at home.
Coffee machine sales in the UK increased by 412 percent during the shutdown, according to UK retailer AO.com. However, having one of the best coffee makers is only half the battle; understanding the tips and tricks used by baristas in coffee shops to ensure a great brew every time is also essential. Listen up if you’re not one of the quarter of Americans who learned how to correctly handle an espresso machine during lockdown (according to Mr Coffee).
We chatted with Luke Powell, Speciality Coffee Manager at Sage, a company that makes a variety of coffee machines, including espresso machines and bean-to-cup coffee makers like the Bambino Plus and Barista Touch.