Hi and Welcome to Hot Coffee Tips!
I am Antonella, and I love coffee.
I grew up in Italy, where coffee is integral to daily life. People love coffee as much as they love food. A day doesn’t go by without hearing the clattering of coffee cups at the local bar and the gurgling sound of the Moka pot at a family or friend’s house.
I was introduced to coffee at a very young age. It was the end of the school day. As expected, my dad picked me up and took me to La Torrefazione, a coffee roasting shop owned by my dad’s best friend who sold blends of freshly roasted coffee for home brewing. I curiously observed the worker roasting coffee in the large roasting pan. I was fascinated by the slow and careful process of turning green coffee beans into the fragrant dark brown beans we know and love. The rich aromatic smell of coffee filled the shop out to the street, wafting out over the neighborhood.
When I moved to New York City, finding a coffee shop that made a good espresso was challenging. I soon discovered that filter coffee, particularly drip coffee, was the most popular drink. I appreciated the taste, but just like espresso, I soon realized that the quality was not always apar, and finding a good cup of coffee was not an easy task. Fed up with buying mediocre lattes and coffees, I decided to go down the rabbit hole of making the perfect cup of coffee at home.
I took courses to learn about beans, roasting, and master the art of coffee brewing. I experimented with different equipment and brewing methods, from a french press to a percolator to pour-over coffee. The latter is my favorite.
I love hosting and brewing coffee for my friends, and seeing them enjoy a good cup of joe fills me with joy. Friends and family have asked me to share my coffee tips with them. So I gave them advice on which coffee beans to use and brewing methods. But then I thought, why not share the feel-good tradition of brewing coffee at home with the rest of the world? And this is how Hot Coffee Tips started.
Whether it’s an Americano, pour-over, or espresso, you will find the best tips to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
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