We frequently get asked great questions such as “what do you recommend for a chocolately coffee” or “I’d like to try something that goes well with milk” and our response is always the same: first please tell us how you brew!
We always love to give coffee recommendations but there isn’t always a straightforward answer as the style and method of brewing will often have an impact on how the coffee tastes. To help decide what works best for you, we put our home coffee brewing skills to the test and came up with our top home barista combinations.
Sage Barista Pro X Peru Classic Espresso
A more traditional tasting coffee with low acidity, our Peru Classic Espresso is arguably our most ‘chocolately’ coffee and makes a delicious flat white. We lengthen the roasting compared to our other beans meaning lots of body, which stands up nicely in the espresso machine and creates an intense, rich flavour that kicks through the milk.
SAGE BARISTA PRO
188 - PERU CLASSIC ESPRESSO
Bodum Cafetiere X Colombia Gran Galope
The cafetiere has been a staple brewer for generations and is perfect if you’re looking for a larger pot to see you through until lunch. We recommend brewing it with our Colombian - an omni roast, a great all-rounder and an extremely balanced coffee. Use a medium grind size if you are used to adding a drop of milk to your cafetiere.
BODUM 8 CUP CAFETIERE
185 - COLOMBIA GRAN GALOPE
Hario V60 Dripper X Ethiopia Tega and Tuga
A drip filter is often our afternoon brew method of choice and with the right coffee it can be a great replacement for a cup of tea. Our Ethiopia Tega & Tula is a must try for a V60 - lot’s of jasmine, tea-like flavours that won’t weigh you down through the afternoon slump.
HARIO V60 DRIPPER
186 - ETHIOPIA TEGA AND TULA
Pezzetti Stovetop X Brazil Fazenda Sertao
A stovetop is a simple yet stylish brewer that gives you the closest output to an espresso. Our Brazil, one of our most popular coffees, has a chocolate and nut flavour profile, which intensifies into something resembling ‘melted snickers’ when made with milk (honestly - give it a try!). Also one to try if you have a Sage espresso machine.
PEZZETTI 3 CUP STOVETOP
189 - BRAZIL FAZENDA SERTAO
Aeropress Coffee Maker X Discovery Coffee
The Aeropress is probably the most versatile brewer of them all and will work with just about any coffee or roast profile. If you’d like to try something new each month, then our Discovery Coffee is a great option and no matter the origin, variety or processing method, the Aeropress won’t let you down.
AEROPRESS COFFEE MAKER
We always love to hear from you so please get in touch if you have more specific questions about any of the brewers or coffees listed above.