Local Food Britain member and artisanal roaster, Sidineia (Sid) Wilson of Cafezinho, who is based in Woldingham, Surrey, believes as much love should be put into the cup as the cake tin.
“Beautiful cakes should be paired with beautifully made coffee,” she says. “So many people rush making hot drinks but an event like the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning deserves a little love to be given to all aspects of the get together.”
Cafezinho loosely translates as “coffee with friends” – so who better to share their top tips for making the perfect cafetière coffee than Sid?
Sid’s top tips for the perfect cafetière coffee:
- First warm the cafetière with hot water – just like you would a tea pot.
- Measure out a dessert spoonful of coffee per cup (two dessert spoonfuls for mugs) and place into the bottom of the cafetière. If possible, buy coffee beans and grind them yourself as required for the freshest flavour.
- Fill the kettle with fresh water and bring to the boil and then allow to stand for 20 seconds before pouring over the coffee.
- Give it a stir with a wooden spoon and leave to stand for 3-4 minutes without plunging.
- Stir again, then press the plunger down to stop the brewing process.
- Pour slowly into mug...
And cake and coffee pairings...
For the ultimate cake enjoyment, try pairing your bakes with different coffees. Chocolate cake and brownies call for a rich mature coffee, such as Cafezinho’s Castanhas do Brasil; the zing of lemon drizzle works well with Flor de Laranjeira, which has a delicate hint of flowers and the freshness of orange blossom; and the sweet fresh fruits and almond flavours of Doce Coparo will give your fruit cake a lift. Finally, enjoy your coffee (and cake) with friends. Cafezinho!
The story of Cafezinho...
Emotively translated as 'coffee with friends', cafezinho is a warm Brazilian welcome that is only extended to people who you really want to spend time with. Founded by Sidineia Wilson, who grew up on a farm in Brazil but has lived in Woldingham for seven years, Cafezinho is also a brand new independent coffee roastery based in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border with Kent. Her aim is to directly source the best quality Brazilian green coffee beans, grown in the most sustainable, social and environmental way - and she goes to the top of the world to do it. You can buy her coffee online at https://cafezinho.coffee.