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At 36th Parallel Coffee Roasters we are all about quality coffee, from sourcing and roasting our own beans, to preparing delicious espresso and filter coffee. We have a strong team of baristas and other coffee specialists who are always pushing to learn more about coffees from all around the world.
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The syphon coffee maker - also know as the vacuum pot - has been rediscovered only recently, but in fact, it actually dates back nearly 200 years: it is believed to have been created by the German inventor Loeff in 1830..LEARN MORE
This refreshing cold drink has won the hearts of many coffee lovers in recent years. It is one of the most recent coffee preparations, and has become very popular in the most famous venues in the world, particularly in the USA and England.LEARN MORE
Created in Japan around the year 2000 by the Hario company, the name comes from the characteristic 60° slope of the vessel used to prepare the coffee.LEARN MORE
This is a manual coffee preparation technique, similar to filter coffee. It was invented in 1941 by the German scientist Peter J. Schlumombohm and uses a distinctive carafe - a genuine design icon, which has even been displayed at MOMA in New York.LEARN MORE
A remarkable recent addition to the world of coffee, the Aeropress was perfected by
the engineer and inventor Adam Adler. This preparation uses manually generated
pressure, and owes much of its success to the practicality of the system. It uses a
cylindrical, plastic device that fits directly onto the mug and thanks to the compact
size, it is easy to take with you and use anywhere.
Also know as Melior, cafetière à piston or plunger coffee, this preparation is known around the world as French press, in honour of its invention in France in 1857.LEARN MORE
A firm favourite in Italian (and Spanish) homes, the Moka was invented by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933. The instantly recognisable coffee pot revolutionised the coffee-drinking habits of millions of families, bringing a drink that was previously only available at coffee bars into everyone’s homes.LEARN MORE
Creating a coffee blend is similar to an artist drawing on blank canvas. There are hundreds of varieties of coffee to provide differing taste profiles.
The ability to adjust roast temperatures depending on selected profiles is a complicated procedure which takes years to master.
Monitoring this delicate process to perfection is highly challenging, some say an art. Taste, timing, temperature and atmospheric conditions can all affect the final outcome of the roast and thus the quality of the coffee.
One must know the intimate characteristics of the blend as well as how to release its essential flavours.