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For over a quarter of a century Brasilia coffee has been available in Italian restaurants, cafes and continental delicatessens. Its popularity with Italian Australians has resulted from its authentic Italian flavours and quality of our short black. Brasilia is available in retail packs to purchase from your local supermarket or specialty store.

Roast Coffee


Whole Beans & Ground Coffee our-range-coffee

Brasilia is proud to offer an extensive range of coffee blends designed to tempt the tastebuds using only the finest green coffee beans, which are blended and roasted to produce a memorable coffee experience.

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Coffee Capsules


Compatible with Nespresso®* Coffee Machines our-range-capsules

Roasted, Ground and Packed in Australia from imported coffee beans. Compatible with Nespresso®* Coffee Machines, our Brasilia Coffee Capsules are available in a range of intensities to suit every taste. It’s never been easier to enjoy café-quality coffee at home!

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The perfect Coffee


Many of life’s special moments are shared over a coffee, but what are the tricks to making that perfect cup? Share in the secrets used by some of the best baristas to craft that special brew, and continue your journey of becoming a true coffee connoisseur.

Where to begin…


Where to begin…

Start with fresh cold water. Never use water from the hot tap or water that has already boiled. Bottled or filtered water is recommended when old plumbing imparts an unpleasant flavour, or in areas with heavily chlorinated or hard water. Water temperature is important with the best brewing temperature being between 90-95°C. This can be reached by letting your kettle rest for a few moments after boiling. If the water is too hot, the coffee will be scalded and become bitter; if the water is too cold, it will not extract all the flavour leaving you with a watery brew. While we are talking about temperature, do not forget to pre-heat the pot, pour hot […]

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The Basics


The Basics

There are a few things to keep in mind when buying and producing coffee to drink. You should always purchase freshly roasted coffee – coffee is a food, the fresher […]

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The Right Grind


The Right Grind

Why the correct grind is crucial to quality coffee The correct grind is one of the most important and least understood aspects of enjoying quality coffee. The wrong grind can […]

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Brewing Methods


Brewing Methods

Plunger coffee Use medium- to coarsely-ground coffee. Use water that is just off the boil, between 90 – 95°C. Always pour just a little water on the coffee first, to […]

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The Importance of Water


The Importance of Water

Depending on strength, a cup of coffee is about 98% water, and the quality of the water dramatically impacts the quality of the cup of coffee you enjoy at cafes or brew at home.   Good water is the start of good coffee; A cup of coffee brewed from high quality coffee beans that are brewed at the right temperature with the correct amount of clean, filtered water. That’s what makes a great coffee that smells so good, and has a complex, mouth-filling aftertaste.   More than just water; Water is often taken for granted, but for a cup of coffee it’s the largest ingredient. It is the catalyst that transforms coffee into the beverage […]

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Storage


Storage

Coffee should always be stored in a cool dry place. Like wine, temperature variations should be avoided the better coffee is stored the better it will taste when consumed. At Brasilia our […]

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Order Brasilia Capsules Online


Brasilia Coffee is available to buy from our online sales partner Nievole Distributors.

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Coffee Styles


Are you a latte lover, mocha marvel, or a flat white fiend? Perhaps a macchiato or ristretto is more to your taste? Sort out the fact from fiction, and learn more about the different coffee options and popular styles typically on offer across Australia.

Espresso (Short Black)


  • 30ml shot of Espresso
  • Thick tan coloured crema

Espresso, also known as a short black is perhaps the world’s most famous coffee and is famed for its thick tan coloured crema. The name espresso is associated with the café’s in Italy’s beautiful piazzas.

Long Black


  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • Topped with a double shot (60ml)
    of Espresso
  • Thick Tan coloured crema

A drink popularised in Australia and New Zealand, the long black is 2/3 hot water topped with a double shot of espresso. If made properly the crema from the espresso will float on top of the hot water.

Cappuccino


  • 30ml of Espresso
  • Topped with textured milk
  • 15 – 20mm of froth

Cappuccino in its current form dates back to the 1950’s. With less milk than a caffe latte, cappuccinos have a stronger espresso flavour and a smooth, velvety texture. Traditionally cappuccinos were enjoyed at either breakfast or with a sweet pastry, but are now a popular drink throughout the day.

Macchiato


  • 30ml shot of Espresso
  • Served with a dash of textured milk

The word Macchiato means “marked” and the name derives from the small amount of textured milk added to the shot of the espresso that “marks” the surface. Macchiato is a classic European style beverage.

Flat White


  • 30ml of Espresso
  • Filled with textured milk
  • No more than 5mm of froth

The origins of the flat white are disputed – both Australia and New Zealand claim to have invented the drink. Either way, flat whites are a popular coffee including a shot of espresso, textured milk and a small amount of foam on top.

Caffe Latte


  • 30ml shot of Espresso
  • Filled with textured milk
  • 10mm of froth

The term “caffé latte” dates back to 1847, however, they were popularised in 1980s Seattle, with the drinks popularity spreading globally in the 1990s. Some people drink lattes with a dash of flavoured syrup added to it, here at Brasilia we believe it tastes best just the way it is.

Ristretto


  • The concentrate of Espresso
  • Approximately 15mls, this is
    described as the ‘pure fruit of coffee’

Due to the fact the water is in contact with the coffee beans for a shorter length of time than in an espresso; the flavour is bolder, fuller, with more body and less bitterness than an espresso. A ristretto is for the truly devoted coffee drinker.

Mocha


  • 30ml of Espresso
  • Topped with hot chocolate and a sprinkle of chocolate

Chocolate and coffee – these two flavours are meant to be together. The mocha is based on the caffe latte and is the perfect combination of coffee, chocolate and milk. This style is also referred to as a mochaccino.

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