#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…

Part 1/3 of The Inconvenient Truth; Drinking Responsibly

We trust you’ve been drinking responsibly over the weekend and you’re all geared up, well-armed with freshly roasted coffees (courtesy of Hook Coffee hopefully), for the week ahead! We’ve gotten a few requests to share more about Direct Trade and why we’re so obsessed about trying to be 100% DT. So we’ve finally gotten down…

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…

Something exciting is happening…

So, we haven’t been very actively blogging recently, but we have a good reason for that. Can you guess what we’ve been up to? 🙂

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…

9 Hacks for Recycling your Coffee Grounds!

Have you ever finished brewing yet another cup of coffee, and right before you dispose of the spent coffee grounds, thought it was such a waste? If you can’t make another cup of coffee and you can’t bear to throw the wet grounds away, what do you do? Well, turns out coffee grounds are still…

Everyone’s Goin’ Crazy for this Coffee, Here’s Why

Cold brew brings a lot to the coffee table. It brings a different perspective to your coffee beans while remaining extremely versatile. It comes as a relief on hot days and it’s pretty much foolproof. What is cold brew? In very simple terms, it’s cold coffee. Not iced coffee – because in Singapore’s heat, you’ll find…