The Perfect Grind - UK Coffee Review Website
A lot goes in to making the best cup of coffee. Here we offer you great information on brewing methods, coffee bean selection, coffee machines, grinders, tamping and almost everything you need to know about how to make the perfect coffee brew. This site is mainly for UK readers as we like to explain the many coffee options for people living in the UK and Ireland.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of information available about coffee in general, so we have broken this down into the various sections. We have done that so as our many readers can find what they want quickly.
Please have a look at the information below, and click on the section you find to be of direct interest for you.
Just below you will find three helpful buying guides, one for coffee machines, one for coffee grinders and one for coffee beans.
Here you will find a coffee machine buying guide that explains the various types of machines that are available on the UK market.
Here you will find a coffee grinder buying guide that explains the various types of grinders that are available on the UK market.
Here you will find a coffee bean buying guide that explains the various types of beans that are available on the UK market.
We have included information on what coffee accessories are available, the various brewing methods and the various roasting methods.
There is a very wide range of coffee accessories available that include tamping, knock boxes, frothers etc
There are many ways to brew your favourite coffee from filter, espresso, stove tops, Aeropress and many more.
If you like the idea of roasting your own beans at home, then we have a guide and many tips on exactly how to do that.
A multitude of coffee drinks have developed over the years from the simple espresso to a wide range of iced coffees
Like to camp or hike, then having your favourite brew is also possible with some great outdoor options available.
Want to find out more about your coffee beans from around the world, then check out our guide to find out more.
Coffee Making Machines
There are many types of coffee machines that you can use to make coffee at home. If you click on any of the links below, you can read our information on the particular type of machine.
We highly recommend reading our extensive coffee machine buying guide, before parting with your hard earned cash. Read our guide by clicking here.
- Bean to Cup Machines
- Espresso Machines
- Lever Espresso Machines
- Filter Makers
- Vacuum Makers
- Pod/Capsule machines like Tassimo and Nespresso
- Single Cup Systems
- French Presses
- Moka Pots
We also explain cleaning and descaling coffee machines and the best way to do that. We also examine how to diagnose and fix most coffee machine common faults.
Types of Coffee Grinders
There are 4 main types of coffee grinders which are:
- Burr grinders
- Blade grinders
- Hand grinders (Coffee mills)
- Built-in grinders (with some coffee machines)
Burr grinders are expensive but are a better way of grinding beans. The blade grinder is an affordable option. Hand grinders are also known as manual grinders and also as coffee mills.
Coffee Beans & Brands
When it comes to picking coffee beans, you will never be spoiled for choice. We include decaf coffee options as well. We explain how coffee beans are graded and rated and that is important.
We also explain how to recycle your used coffee grains. This is helpful as it makes great use of your old grounds.
If you own a coffee machine, then there are a wide range of accessories to go with the different types of machines. There are also accessories that can be used in different brewing methods.
Coffee Brewing Methods
There are a wide variety of ways to brew the perfect cup of coffee. We explain all of those, and discuss why you may prefer one to the other. They include:
- Brewing Filter coffee
- Percolated coffee
- Making the perfect espresso
- Vacuum brewing
- Drip brewing
- French Press
- Coffee bags
We look at the best water to use, how to measure coffee with relation to water and how to bring all of that together. We also look at what filters are and how to properly use those to get the perfect brew.
Roasting Beans at Home
Some people, though not many, love to try and roast their own coffee beans. We explain why beans are roasted, the different types of roasts and even how to go about trying this process at home.
Coffee Drink Types & Flavours
There are many drink types, but essentially these break down into two main types which are simply your normal hot coffee and iced coffee.
Hot Coffee Drinks
Iced Coffee Drinks
- Cold Brew
- Vietnamese Coffee
Syrups for Coffees
Many people now use syrups, just like coffee shops to add some interesting flavours to their coffee drink. Read about those here.
Coffee Outdoors - Camping and Hiking
We discuss the various options available for making coffee when camping, hiking or for going to festivals. The good news is that there are many options for doing just that.
Coffee from Around the World
We look at the many countries that grow coffee, and explain Arabica and Robusta beans, and what they mean for you the coffee drinker.