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At Coffee Bean Roasting House, we understand the art and science behind a perfect cup of coffee. Today, we’re focusing on a classic favourite among coffee aficionados – the Long Black. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a long black coffee, you’re in for a treat. This blog post will guide you through the steps to create this rich and robust coffee at home, using the finest beans from our collection.

What is a Long Black Coffee?

A long black is a popular coffee drink, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, known for its strong aroma and rich taste. It’s made by pouring a double-shot of espresso over hot water – the result is a coffee that’s similar to an Americano, but with a more pronounced flavour and aroma, as the espresso sits on top of the water.

Selecting the Right Beans

The choice of beans is crucial for a perfect long black. For a rich and full-bodied flavour, explore ourBlends Collection, where each blend is crafted to create a complex and satisfying taste. If you prefer a single-origin coffee, ourSingle-Origin Collection offers beans with unique flavour profiles that can add an extra dimension to your long black.

How to Make a Long Black Coffee

Creating a long black coffee is an art, and with the right technique, you can brew a cup that rivals any professional café. Here’s how:

  1. Heat Your Water: Start by heating fresh, filtered water. The ideal temperature is just off the boil, around 90°C to 95°C.
  2. Prepare the Espresso: Using your preferred method, prepare a double shot of espresso. Our beans, whether from the heart of Brazil or the highlands of Ethiopia, ensure a flavourful and aromatic espresso.
  3. Combine Water and Espresso: Pour the hot water into your cup, filling it about two-thirds of the way. Then, gently pour the double shot of espresso over the water.
  4. Serve and Enjoy: Your long black is ready to be savoured – enjoy it as it is to appreciate the full range of flavours.

Decaf Long Black for All Day Enjoyment

For those who love the taste of coffee but are sensitive to caffeine, ourDecaf Collection offers an excellent alternative. Enjoy a decaf long black any time of the day without compromising on flavour.

Long Black Coffee: A Journey in Every Sip

At Coffee Bean Roasting House, our journey in making great coffee is fuelled by our passion for excellence. From the farms to your cup, each step is a testament to our commitment to quality. Our long black coffee is more than just a drink; it’s an experience – a perfect blend of strength, aroma, and flavour.

Perfect Your Long Black Coffee at Home

Now that you know how to make a long black coffee, it’s time to bring this coffee house classic into your home. Experiment with our different blends and single-origin beans to find your perfect match. Embrace the ritual of brewing, and enjoy the rich, satisfying taste of a long black coffee, made by you, with beans from Coffee Bean Roasting House.