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JX-Pro VS Comandate hand grinder

JX Pro VS Comandante

JX Pro vs Comandante The Comandante C40 has been the gold standard for hand grinders for many years now and was one of the first grinders to hit this upper echelon of high end hand grinders. However since the release of its infamous mark 3 version there have been many other hand grinders enterin...
Five most common mistakes made by home baristas

Five most common mistakes made by home baristas

Everybody wants that cafe quality coffee at home but sometimes we get in our own way. We’re running through the five most common mistakes made by customers on their home machines and what they can do to solve them. It is our mission to get you making flawless coffee on whatever machine you are ma...
Setting your coffee recipe at home

Setting your coffee recipe at home

TERMINOLOGY Dose:This is the term used to describe the amount of coffee dosed into your portafilter per coffee. When making espresso it is good to weigh the amount of coffee being put into your portafilter as it allows you to repeat the same brewing process time after time and make small tweaks t...
Intro to Coffee Roasting, beginners guide for basic bitches

Intro to Coffee Roasting, beginners guide for basic bitches

Coffee roasting is the process of turning the green coffee beans supplied to us from farms and processing facilities across the world into the brown and fragrant beans we associate with a delicious cup of coffee. For the purpose of this article we will focus on coffee roasting but if you’d like t...
How We Source Our Coffee

How We Source Our Coffee

Traceability and sustainability in coffee has always been very important to us at Grouch and Co and for that reason we’ve always maintained direct trade relationships with farms, buying high grade green beans at well above commodity prices.  Fair Trade vs. Direct Trade Direct traded coffee diffe...
What is the best way to store your coffee beans?

What is the best way to store your coffee beans?

Great, you've just invested in your first bag of specialty coffee, made yourself a bangin’ pour over and now you find yourself standing in front of the fridge wondering if you should be putting that open bag of coffee in there.  Let's cover the basics: The taste you will get from coffee will chan...
Coffee Processing

Coffee Processing

Coffee production is described in a number of ways that work to describe the process of fermentation the coffee has undergone and the type of flavours we can expect in the cup. But before talking about processing methods, let's talk about the green bean. Coffee, when grown resembles a cherry and ...
No Nonsense Guide to Buying Cafe Machinery

No Nonsense Guide to Buying Cafe Machinery

Deciding what is the best option for your cafe and what you need when opening a new space can be an impossible task if you’ve never worked in the industry before. We’re going to run you through how to choose the right coffee machine for you, what grinder’s are out there and any other accessori...
Tamp that! How to tamp your coffee puck

Tamp that! How to tamp your coffee puck

How hard should I tamp my coffee is a question we hear often from home baristas.  To give you more of an idea about how hard to tamp, let's first look at why we tamp our espresso puck. WHY TAMP? We compact (tamp) the coffee in our portafilters so that the water being pushed through the bas...
How to attract more customers to your cafe

How to attract more customers to your cafe

EXPAND YOUR COFFEE OFFERING AND ATTRACT MORE CUSTOMERS. Do you want to create hype around your coffee but don’t know how to do it? Most cafes offer the bare minimum when it comes to coffee, a single blend which they use for milk and black coffee drinkers alike with no alternate brew methods or...
Top 5 Coffee Hand Grinders 2021 update

Top 5 Coffee Hand Grinders 2021 update

It’s been a hot minute since we looked at our top 5 hand grinders but if anything lockdown taught us is that coffee is life. So here are our Top 5 hand grinders in no specific order.

 

 

5 ways to improve your cafes coffee sales

5 ways to improve your cafes coffee sales

Do you want to create hype around your coffee but don’t know how? Most cafes offer the bare minimum when it comes to coffee, a single blend which they use for milk and black coffee drinkers alike with no alternate brew methods or variety offered. Create a point of difference by upping your coffe...