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How to Choose and Buy Coffee Beans in the UK

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With millions of Brits enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee each day, it is no surprise that there are countless places to buy coffee beans, from supermarkets to coffee shops to speciality roasters.

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How much ground coffee to use per cup?

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For a good coffee preparation, the proper ratio of coffee to water is critical. A kitchen scale can assist you in maintaining precise measurements. Different brewing techniques require different particle sizes, based on how long water and coffee are in contact There are also certain brew methods that have short brew times, for example, espresso, as well as Aeropress, will need a finer grind size. Other slow brew methods such as the French press will require a coarser grind.

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How to make the best coffee using a Percolator?

Brew Guides

We know how important your morning coffee is, and finding your favourite is a real personal journey.  We think using a percolator should be your next step on that journey.

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How to use a coffee grinder

Brew Guides

Thinking about graduating from ground coffee, capsules or coffee bags and switching your blend to beans instead? Not only is this the best way to enjoy the freshest cup of coffee possible, but you’ll benefit from a much richer flavour and aroma. 

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How To Use A Coffee Bag

Brew Guides

Step aside grinder, french press, bean to cup machine, v60, Chemex and instant. There is a new sheriff in town. 

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Our Favourite Whiskey Coffee Recipes

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The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

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As the weather starts to turn, the days get colder, the nights get longer, and the layers of clothing added before leaving the house increase, there’s one thing that helps us get out of bed in the morning – it’s now pumpkin spiced latte season!

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How to Make Whipped Coffee

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The humble whipped coffee took the internet by storm.  Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, every social media channel was full of everybody’s newfound love for this delicious coffee delicacy.

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What is B Corp certification and why does it matter?

Sustainability

We are all incredibly excited here at Presto about our recent ascension to B Corp status!  Something we have been working towards for a long time and has been core to our values and purpose from the start.

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How to become more sustainable in 2022

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If there's one New Year's Resolution that we believe everyone should have this year, it's making more environmentally conscious choices. We know this can seem a little daunting to begin with, but it can actually be really simple. We're not suggesting you start farming your own vegetables and selling your car (but we're not going to stop you either!), but some smaller simple switches can make a great impact. 

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Why are coffee prices going up?

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There’s no doubt about it, 2021 has been a tough year for the UK, with what feels like the endless impact of COVID-19. It’s been tougher still on UK Businesses, who have also had to tackle European shipping limitations following Brexit on top of a global pandemic.Then there are UK Coffee Businesses, who have been hit hard by coffee prices reaching an unprecedented, all time high this year too. 

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