Coffee 101

Profile: Kenyan Weithaga Premium AA

This premium AA bean is rich in flavour, with a deep, wine-like acidity and pleasant aroma in its bold profile.

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The story of The Three Sisters

A superb coffee from Costa Rica’s Three Sisters Estate, named after the owner’s three beautiful daughters Yenixa, Jocelyn and Yerlin.

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How to descale / deep clean your espresso machine

Just like your car needs regular servicing, it’s very important to undertake a regular deep clean of your coffee machine so that it stays in fine working order.

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Your daily espresso machine clean

To make every cup of coffee from your machine a winner, you need to make sure your machine is in tip-top condition.

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The Merlo Roasting Process

The secret to Merlo Coffee’s rich balanced flavour is the roasting profile that our roasting team strictly follow.

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Brew guide: Hario V60

Simply designed, the Hario V60 filter coffee-maker is ideal for preparing a quick and simple coffee for one without the fuss!


Five minutes with our head roaster

Steve’s office isn’t like most. It is a shiny, bright blue Brambati Roaster sourced directly from Codevilla, Italy.

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Brew guide: AeroPress

Learn how to get grit free coffee with minimal bitterness by using this total immersion brewing technique.

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Brew guide: Syphon

The syphon may look like a bit of a science experiment, but it delivers a certain theatre to your coffee experience and has exceptional brewing results.

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The basics of coffee grading

There are a number of internationally recognised standards that coffee beans need to meet for export.


Merlo’s own Rosa the Roaster

The Merlo Brambati KS120 toastatrice (roaster), affectionately known as ‘Rosa’, is a state of the art machine.

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Perfectly steamed milk

Part of learning to make great coffee at home is being able to steam your milk perfectly for latte and cappuccinos. Learn how in six easy steps!

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Brew guide: Plunger

The plunger is a simple way to prepare coffee at home and requires no extra filtration – the device does it for you.

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Brew guide: Stovetop

This traditional Italian brewing method uses steam pressure to create a strong brew, similar to espresso.

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The daily grind

Investing in a grinder at home will ensure you get the best out of your freshly roasted coffee beans.

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Why fresh espresso?

Just like picking up your fruit and vegetables from the farmers market, the coffee you buy should be as fresh as it gets.

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Brew guide: Espresso Machine

As the appreciation of good coffee grows, so too does the popularity of home espresso machines.