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Jacobs joins the barista fiesta!

Barista-style coffee made in the comfort of home is a trend that’s on an ever-upward trajectory. Latest to join the party is JDE’s Jacobs, with its Jacobs Barista Edition capsules now available in SA.

“Many people have found they are able to enjoy delicious coffee in their own homes, and because of this, coffee brands have been creating different blends to accommodate the ever-growing market,” explains Matthew Dees, senior brand manager for Jacobs coffee.

Jacobs Barista* edition capsules are available in three distinct blends: Character Roast, Colombia Single Origin and Dark Roast. All three blends are created with slow roasted 100% Arabica beans that help to achieve a smoother, aromatic and balanced coffee taste.

“A good cup of coffee starts with a great coffee brand. Complex blends, full bodied flavours and enticing aromas are all now available to be enjoyed at home. Here are a few tips to ensure that your coffee goes from great to awesome,” says Dees:

  • To recreate a stronger brew, use two capsules instead of running the water through the same pod twice. At a coffee shop, the quantity of the coffee they use is higher than in a single pod, and therefore to recreate that taste you want, you will need an extra pod. The cost of using two pods is still more cost effective than going out for a cuppa.
  • Use Barista milk to recreate your favourite milky coffee blend. Barista milk is crafted to preserve the flavour of the milk, as well as create long-lasting foam for cappuccinos and lattes. If you prefer plant-based milks, such as oat milk, you can also find these in a barista style as well.
  • A tip for when using oat milk, choose a coffee with a stronger roast. A coffee with this intensity has less acidity, which will pair well with the plant-based milks. Look at your coffee’s intensity for a stronger roast.
  • When it comes to deciding on how much milk to use in your coffee, why not try the following? 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk and 1/3 foam. If you don’t have a milk frother, quickly whisk some up before you make your coffee.
  • A barista never pours hot coffee into a cold cup. Always warm up your cup before pouring. Simply add a little bit of boiling water into the cup and leave it for a short period of time to heat up. Empty the water out before adding your brew. A cold cup can reduce the heat of your coffee as you pour it in, and therefore by heating it up beforehand you can ensure a better-quality cup of coffee.
  • Top off your cappuccino or latte with a sprinkling of powdered chocolate. Look for a quality dark chocolate brand to complement your coffee blend of choice.

Jacobs Barista Edition capsules, Nespresso compatible, are available at all major retail outlets at an RRSP of R79.99 for a box of ten capsules.

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