Glossary

Aeropress - A portable device used for brewing coffee. Originally invented in 2005 by Aerobie president Alan Adler. Coffee is steeped for approximately 10 - 15 seconds and then forced through a filter by pressing a plunger through a tube. Purchase Aeropress filters from us.

Americano - A type of coffee drink made by diluting espresso with hot water

Arabica - Also known as the Arabian coffee or "mountain coffee", this is the most common type of coffee representing 60% of global production. It is produced from the less acidic, more bitter and more highly caffeinated robusta bean

Barista - No, it's not someone in the legal profession who has been admitted to the bar. A barista in the coffee world is the person who makes your flat white, skinny latte and so forth. 

Blends - Two or more coffee beans blended together to harness the different tastes of individual coffee beans. Shop our Bay Blend.

Capsules - A convenient way of making a coffee when time of the essence. Capsules  have been highly popularised by the release of the Nespresso coffee making machine

Capuccinno - Originating from Italy, this highly popular drink is made by preparing a double espresso shot with steamed foam milk

Chemex - A type of coffee brewing gear that has become very popular in recent years. Chemex equipment enable pour over brewing

Cold brew - The process of leaching flavour from beans that produces a chemical profile different from conventional brewing methods

Decaffeination - The process of caffeine removal from coffee beans, cocoa, tea leaves and other caffeine containing materials. As well as coffee blends and single origins, we also stock decaffeinated single origins and capsules.

Espresso - Coffee which has been brewed by forcing out a small amount of near boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans

Filter - Usually made from paper, these help trap the coffee grounds so that coffee drips through the paper facilitated by hot water

Flat white - Espresso based drink made with microfoam. It is quite similar to a caffè latte, but smaller in volume and less microfoam is used

Grinder - A device used to grind coffee beans into fine coffee grounds

Latte - A coffee drink made with espresso and steamed milk

Macchiato - Otherwise known as an espresso macchiato. It is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk, usually foamed

Nitro Brew - This is cold brew coffee charged with Nitrogen to give it a rich, creamy head similar to a nitro draft beer like Guiness

Nespresso - These machines are manufactured by the Nestlé Group and are designed for coffee home brewing. The espresso machines take small capsules that range in strength and taste. These machines have reached mass appeal due to their affordability and convenience

Robusta - Has more caffeine compared to arabica, is low in acidity and more bitter. Robusta coffee beans account for about 40% of global coffee production

Single Origin - Rooted to a specific place or region, single origin coffee bean come from one place and are usually advertised in coffee shops and online retailers as such.

Vault - A storage unit used to store coffee at optimal temperature