How do I make a short black coffee?

Technically, a short black is the 25-30ml extraction of coffee beans ground finely for the espresso machine. Looking at a range pour time of 15-30 seconds, the short black is traditionally served in a demitasse, or small ceramic cup with a handle, which is preheated. This is the traditional way to serve it….at Black Market Roasters, […]

How do I make a cappuccino?

What does our strong soy cappuccino with 2 sugars have in common with 17th C Viennese Monks? A lot apparently! Here at Black Market Roasters, we like to find out the story behind everything coffee, and this one is great! First….a little history lesson: At the time of the Ottoman/Turkish empire, they were pro’s at […]

Storing coffee beans at home

Very simple this one…YOU DON’T! Well, in an ideal world, you will not keep coffee for longer than a few weeks. In this short post Black Market Roasters looks at the best way to keep your freshly roasted coffee…fresh! Firstly, we need to realise that freshly roasted coffee, as it ages, loses volatile aromatics, beautiful […]

Making coffee with a stovetop coffee machine

As previously mentioned, this contraption was invented in 1933 by a dude named Luigi and it hasn’t changed a bit since then. Due to its large coffee dose to water ratio, you get a full bodied cup of coffee, the trick here is to ensure you use freshly roasted quality coffee. Here is a basic rundown […]