Barista Hustle Education
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT COFFEE
The difference between espresso and filter coffee is that you brew espresso in an espresso machine. Simply put, you can use one filter coffee in the espresso machine and make you an espresso and vice versa, but the selection of the beans and the roast profile is always set with the respective brewing method in mind.
The basic rule when we should be brew and dose coffee is to use 6 grams of coffee on deciliter water. Whether you dispense for bridge coffee, French Press, Chemex, V60 or Aeropress, you can use these guidelines. Here is a simple chart showing how much coffee we can use per deciliter water.
It depends on what you mean by "stronger", but yes, it is a more concentrated drink with more coffee/ml liquid. If you think about which drink contains the most caffeine, it's a bit much to compare pears with bananas, because you often drink more filter coffee than espresso. The most important thing for us is that both are good!
Espresso should be relatively finely ground. You'll want to brew your espresso in about 25 seconds, so find a grind based on that! Read our post about grinding degree so you get a little more (fruit) meat on your legs.
The short answer to the question is no, it is not. We have some coffees that are both organic and Fairtrade certified, but the majority of our coffees are not. The long answer, if you are interested in reading more about quality and our purchasing philosophy when it comes to coffee, you will here.