Make the Perfect Coffee for your Macmillan Coffee Morning

Dualit are really excited to be supporting Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2015. To celebrate we have put together some top tips to make the perfect coffee. Add a touch of sophistication to your coffee morning with the delicious taste of a Dualit coffee and tea capsules and know that 30p per pack* is helping to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. Now coffee and cake really does taste better together.

Make the Perfect Coffee

There are many ways to make coffee now, whether you use instant, ground, pods or capsules, there are 5 areas that affect coffee taste, all aspects Dualit take very seriously when testing and producing capsules. Here are the things you need to consider when making coffee.

Dualit's Top Tips

  • Coffee Freshness - It's important to use fresh roasted coffee, this is the only way you can ensure fresh great tasting coffee.

  • Grind Type - Ensure you select the correct grind type for the brew method, for example using coarse grind for cafetiere brewing ensures the best flavour is extracted.

  • Storage - Store coffee in a tightly sealed container or bag, in a cool dark place away from odours.

  • Water Temperature - coffee tastes best when brewed between 89-96 degrees.

  • Pre warm your cup - this will help keep your coffee hotter for longer, ensuring you have a satisfying "ahhh" cuppa moment.

There are many different types of milk based coffee drinks, have a look at Dualit's coffee guide and see what you fancy.

Try Something Different

  • Here are a few things Dualit think you should try to jazz your coffee.

  • Experiment - Try beans from around the world, as with wine, the soil, climate and cultivation methods all affect the taste of the coffee, producing anything from a mild, mellow blend to a rich, dark roast.

  • Fancy something cold? - Why not try a frozen coffee drink, add a cooled espresso to 250ml of frozen milk and add sugar or honey (optional), place the ingredients in a blender and blitz. It's perfect for a hot coffee morning.

  • Flavour - Shake things up and add syrup flavouring to your coffee.

Finally if coffees not your thing you can always have a nice cup of tea….and let's be honest both tea and coffee taste great with a large slice of cake.

*Suitable for drop through machines only. Excluding professional machines and 'built in' models. Nespresso® trademark is owned by Société des Produits Nestlé. SA

** For each Macmillan co-branded pack of Dualit Coffee Capsules sold, 30p will be paid to Macmillan Cancer Support (A Registered charity: England & Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and The Isle of Man (604). **Paid to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Cancer Support to which it gives all of its taxable profits. Limited availability in selected retailers, 50 000 packs manufactured.