Fresh coffee, sustainably sourced, and delivered to your door
Independent, speciality coffee roaster, known for their innovative, sustainable approach to coffee Kiss the Hippo are delighted to announce the launch of their coffee subscription service, Kiss the Hippo Coffee at Home.
Each coffee is sustainably roasted in small batches in Kiss the Hippo’s Richmond site and rested for 48 hours before being dispatched in letterbox-friendly boxes.
Kiss the Hippo ethically source coffee from quality-focused producers around the globe. It is then carefully roasted in-house using the most environmentally eco-friendly roaster, the Loring Smart Roaster, which is ideal for preserving the beans individual flavour identity and terroir transforming your cups of coffee into unique works of art.
Being avid coffee drinkers at work and home and taking into account the recent trading restrictions for businesses the subscription service has been a well-used service. Once you subscribe, just choose your favourite blend, convenient size, you have a choice of 250g or a 1kg bag and regularity of your home delivery.
By forfeiting a visit to my local shop, we have been brushing up on our coffee making skills at home. With the expertise brewing guide from Tarlo, we are now brewing our top coffee favourites perfectly.
A Guide to Home Brewing
Head of Coffee Josh Tarlo says: ‘The French Press is the coffee brewer many of us grew up with and it’s a perfect entry into home brewing. With a little precision in your preparation you can get a coffee that leaps better and tastes sweater and more vibrant than you’ve ever had before.’
A French Press Coffee
French Press Kettle
Digital Scale Timer
Step 1: Place the French Press on a scale, add 21g of freshly ground coffee and press tare
Step 2: Start the timer and add 300g of water just off the boil, taking care to saturate all the grounds
Step 3: After four minutes, vigorously stir for 5 seconds and place the plunger on top. Don’t press just yet, it’s there to seal in the heat.
Step 4: After two minutes, lift up the plunger and scoop out any grounds left on top to avoid bitterness.
Step 5: Put the plunger back on and press 2/3 of the way down.
Step 6: Serve immediately to stop the coffee from over extracting.
An ever-changing selection of single origin coffees that rotate depending on seasonality
George Street Blend
Organic certified seasonal espresso blend – fruit forward, chocolatey and sweet
A classic, seasonal espresso featuring more traditional notes of dark chocolate and molasses
Dedicated to sustainability in everything they do, Kiss the Hippo actively supports the people at every link of their coffee chain; from the farmers who grow their coffee to the guests who enjoy the final cup. Their community-first approach is bolstered by their commitment to innovation and quality.