Saturday, 3 November 2012

Week beginning November 5th - Making coffee and travelling

Brilliant. A 2 week holiday with family in Australia (Melbourne), then a weeks break in Dubai on the way home. But, what do you do about coffee in the mornings and, if required, in the afternoon? We were staying at my Mum's  and also my parents' in law place and unfortunately they are not very close to any good cafes in Melbourne.

So what do we do? Simple. Take an Aeropress, a Porlex grinder, some scales and 350 grams of single origin coffee. All of this weighs less than a kilo easily, and every morning  while on holiday, we made amazing, simple filter style coffee for us and for our families. And it was so much fun!

I cannot emphasise enough how great this is and how easy. At Kaffeine we are fortunate in that our lead barista Shaun Young is the current UK Aeropress champion, so I have gleaned a few tips from him, but really once you know the recipe, then you can just play with it a bit yourself and adjust as and when required.

If you really wish to make great tasting coffee at home, or when travelling, then this is the way. If you are unsure, please come and ask as Shaun or any of our baristas will be more than happy to help.

And the good news, if you are really interested, or know someone who needs a good Christmas present, is that we offer classes on both home brewing and latte art. Held every two months, the next ones are in December, on the 5th for home brewing and on the 12th for latte art and are only £30 per person.

Making your world a better place, one coffee at a time.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.30
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.30
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.50
(add 30 p for granola or yogurt)
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.70
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.70
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.70
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.90
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.30
Banana bread 2.20

Porridge - Its back. Served with rhubarb and raspberry compote, chopped nuts, muscovado sugar, golden syrup or honey 3.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.70
Pain au chocolat 2.30
Almond croissants 2.70

Baked Treats
Gala apple with calvados and walnuts sweet muffins 2.00
Red pepper with goats cheese and basil savoury muffins 2.00
Melilot friands 2.00
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.30
White chocolate blondies 2.30
Portuguese tarts 1.90
ANZAC cookies 1.70
Whoopie pies 1.70

Soup - Rabbit with rape greens and tomato

French retro baguettes 4.70
Aubergine with sweet chilli, goast cheese, thai nbasil and rocket
Coppa cotta ham with dijon, red onion, gruyere, tomato and spinach

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.90
Roast beef with gjetost, tomato, red onion and spinach
Bufala mozzarella with tomatoes, aioli and spinach

Salads 4.90/5.90
Chorizo with panko fried cauliflower, wild chervil and lemon dressing
Pears with ewe's cheese, basil, black garlic dressing and watercress
Brown rice cooked in coconut milk served with scurvy grass and wild horseradish

Tart 4.00 or 6.90 with salad
Red onion with thyme, mustard and gruyere

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