5 Ways to enjoy High Quality Coffee at home

You have taken the first step towards more amazing mornings by obtaining high quality coffee from Kikwetu.  Preparing and enjoying the perfect cup at home does not have to be a daunting task reserved for highly skilled Baristas.  Our fans have shared how they prepare their coffee at home!

Moka Pot

The moka pot is a stove-top or electric coffee maker that produces coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee.   It was invented in 1933 by the Italian inventor Luigi De Ponti.

Most commonly used in Europe, this device exists in both stainless steel and Aluminium and in multiple colors. This device typically results in stronger brews at a higher temperature than regular drip machines.


Chemex

This is a manual, pour-over style glass-container coffee maker invented by an American Chemist (Peter Schlumbohm) in 1941.  It has a distinctive hourglass-shaped glass flask with a conical funnel-like neck and uses proprietary filters that removes most of the coffee oils, brewing coffee with a taste that is different than coffee brewed in other coffee-making systems.

French Press

The french press was invented by  and patented by Italian designer Attilio Calimani in 1929.

Like the Aeropress it is more portable and self-contained than other coffee makers.  It works best with a course grind, has an optimal brewing time of about 4 minutes and delivers a delightful flavor.  It is a versatile brewing device that can also be used in place of a tea infuser to brew loose leaf tea.  It appears in a variety of designs, in both stainless steel and glass. 

 

Percolator

The percolating coffee pot was invented between 1810 and 1814 by American-born British physicist and soldier Count Rumford.  Our customers tell us that this device is great not just for unlocking the flavor of Kikwetu Coffee but for its usefulness for entertaining guests at home.  In a relatively short period of time, it can be used to prepare up to 10 cups of coffee.  In addition to this, it keeps the coffee hot for a long time without impacting the flavor.

Aeropress

The Aeropress is a compact device for brewing coffee that is easy to travel with and perfect for a single cup.

Invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, this preparation is similar to the coffee press but is different in three key ways:  it has a much shorter brew time, it has a lower acidity and it requires a paper filter.