Cold Brew and Cold Coffee

Over the past decade, cold brew took the stage as a new standard for coffee refreshment. We see it bottled, on tap, in cartons, or slowly brewing in turn-of-the-century glass mechanisms at specialty cafes. It can be enjoyed with milk, cream, or with a variety of other tasty concoctions. Cold brew can pair well with…

5 Reasons To Skip The Supermarket Coffee

The infamous supermarket coffee aisle – a sight to behold, and a trap lying in wait. We all know the lure of hundreds of colorful coffee bags, but some of us are beginning to wake up to reality. Supermarket coffee is rarely coffee worth buying. You need to know why. 1. It’s Not Fresh or…

Standard or Inverted: Which Aeropress Orientation Should You Use?

If you’re on the hunt for a great Aeropress recipe, you have likely already found that there are two ways you can position the Aeropress while brewing. Each orientation comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, so let’s sort it out. Standard Orientation When the Aeropress was first released by Aerobie, the instructions on the…

Stuck Without Gear? Cold Brew Coffee With a Clean Sock!

We all know that feeling. You spend hours packing up all your coffee gear, each device particularly oriented to ensure safe travels. You find yourself at your destination, tired and not interested in unpacking. The next morning rolls around and you shuffle through your suitcase, becoming more and more frantic. The terrible reality hits you:…

How To Make Cold Brew Coffee The Easy Way: In A French Press

Tall glass towers and giant plastic buckets are often seen behind the counters of coffee shops, holding gallons of delicious, smooth cold brew concentrate at a time. These contraptions lead many to believe that brewing cold brew coffee is too difficult or too complicated to attempt. This could not be further from the truth. Cold…

#wedontneedGeorge (Clooney): Our #ShotPods Speak For Themselves!

We actually mean it when we say we don’t need George Clooney. Sure, he aged fairly well and we admit that he did pretty good in those Nespresso advertisements. Maybe we’re also tempted to believe him when he acts like their pods are the best in the world. But we at Hook Coffee believe in letting…

Excuse me, did I hear “ESPRESSO MARTINI”?

It’s the Labour Day holiday, and we chanced upon the perfect recipe for one last cocktail before heading back to work tomorrow. Or if you’ve had enough for the weekend, then you’re gonna want to bookmark this: Introducing, the ESPRESSO MARTINI! Created in ‘80s Soho, London, by cocktail legend Dick Bradsell, the story goes that a…

The Beginner’s Guide to Brewing with the Aeropress, the Upside-Down Way

In 2005, president of Aerobie, Alan Adler, was unhappy with the time required to brew his coffee. With that dissatisfaction, he set out to bring to life an apparatus that would brew perfectly balanced cups of coffee with minimal work and clean-up necessary, and the Aeropress was born. Years on the Aeropress has a cult-like…

The Best of Both Worlds – the Hook Drip Bag and the How-to

Love good coffee but need it instant? Gone travelling and not sure where you’ll find good coffee? Or maybe you’re new and haven’t decided if this path of specialty coffee is right for you? Fret not, our compact-sized drip bags are the perfect companion at work and on your journeys. Here’s how simple it is…

Dummies Guide to Cold Brew

Like everyone else, we LOVE cold brew and wrote about our love for it here. Here are 4 reasons why we can’t get enough of our cold brew coffee: Perfect for long, hot days Normally, we enjoy sipping on our hot coffees, allowing the warm waves of caffeine to calm us. But on other days,…

The Beginner’s Guide to Brewing with the French Press

The French Press, aka cafetière or coffee plunger, is probably one of the most popular coffee-brewing apparatus worldwide because it’s ubiquitous and terribly simple. So simple that some people describe it as boring, but hey, boring’s safe and reliable right? So here’s what you’ll need French Press Hot water Approx. 385g of 95 degrees celcius….

The Beginner’s Guide to Brewing with the V60

The specialty coffee realm can be intimidating to any outsider looking in, thinking of getting his toes wet. The variety of equipment, terminology and often complicated yet contradicting advice can be very hard to navigate for someone who’s just in search of a better cup of coffee. The Hario V60 is a staple in many…