Barbearista is your one place stop for everything you could be looking in regards to coffee.
To help home baristas and coffee afficionados brew better cups of coffee. Whether you’re into fancy mocha lattes or the perfect black cup of joe, there are so many different techniques, coffee machines, and devices to learn about.
Our reviews and guides are independently written by real baristas and home coffee enthusiasts. We are NOT owned by any coffee brand or manufacturer. That means you can trust us to give you our honest opinion – both the pros as well as the cons!
Our Panel Of Coffee Experts & Contributors
Autumn is a full-time freelance writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Their love of coffee continues to grow through writing, having once been a barista at Portland’s best kept secret TOV, as well as west coast fave DUTCH BROS. They also enjoy writing about herbalism, asexuality, and tiny home living. They live with their childhood sweetheart and chihuahua mix, Sonny.
Polly is a freelance copywriter and content writer originally from South Carolina. She currently spends much of her time traveling. She also loves coffee, craft beer, and spending time outdoors with her dog. You can see more of Polly at pollycloverwrites.com.
If you’re new to coffee…
Here are some tips to brew the perfect cup.
- Buy whole beans. Pre-ground beans oxidize and quickly lose their flavor. Also if you grind the beans yourself, you can grind them at different sizes and make a variety of drinks. For example espresso drinks use finely ground beans whereas cold brew requires a courser grind.
- Use good water. After all, a cup of drip coffee is 98% water. For years I used city tap water and the flavor wasn’t great. The thought never occurred to me to use filtered water and once I did, it made a world of difference!
- Weigh your coffee. Most people will use a tablespoon, but depending on the grind the taste can be wildly different! Thicker grinds technically have less coffee in a tablespoon than a thinner grind that is really “packed” into the spoon. Ideally you want 17 grams of water for every 1 gram of coffee as a rule of thumb for drip coffee, but this can vary based on the type of drink and your own personal preferences.
Whenever you have a questions, don’t hesitate and leave them below. or get in touch through this form I will be more than happy to help you out.