Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
I’m like the prodigal son who found his way home.
Yes, I’ve been dabbling in one-cup coffee makers and machines that use pods. And I know, I’ve touted the convenience, range of flavours and “it factor” that surrounds many of the trendy brewers on the market. But the truth is, although I felt very millennial in my choices, there was one thing that was missing:
A great cup of coffee.
After testing out the Breville Precision Brewer drip coffee maker, I shall never lose my way again. Forgive me, coffee gods, for I have seen the light – and that light is displayed in “My Brew Setting”, which allows me to customize any of the parameters like bloom time, brew temperature and flow rate to suit the particular coffee I’m using.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught my stories a few weeks ago when we tested out the “Gold Standard” setting, used to brew a perfectly robust yet balanced cup of coffee. Now there are a lot of technical features of the Breville Precision Brewer, but I’m going to break it down in the most simplest of terms – my only goal being for you to realize just how amazing this small appliance is.
1. Temperature. To make good coffee great, a brewer must exercise precise control over temperature, flow rate and contact time. Breville’s Precision Brewer features a stainless steel lined thermo-coil, which delivers water that is more pure than typical brewing systems that use aluminium.
Translation: when coffee is brewed at the perfect temperature for the perfect amount of time, the final product is aromatic, balanced and piping hot.
2. Flavour and intensity. Breville’s patent pending Steep & Release valve holds the water in contact with the coffee when small cup volumes are being brewed without the carafe in place, automatically.
Translation: whether you’re brewing one cup or six, the optimal amount of rich flavour is extracted from the freshly ground coffee beans.
3. An authentically custom experience. With six unique brewing modes you can enjoy the perfect, balanced coffee exactly the way you like it. Brew a variety of craft coffee at home through customizable flavor and taste settings using a variety of filters to deliver the type of brew desired.
Translation: fall in love with drip coffee again.
A few months ago I was discussing fancy single-cup brewers with friends. And make no mistake; I still love my cappuccinos, and bonus marks if I can enjoy a cup in 60 seconds. However, the Breville Precision Brewer has completely changed the way I appreciate coffee. Now, I savour each sip, taking time to notice things I previously didn’t, like how a cup of black coffee, brewed precisely, is smooth and mellow. I may actually weep thinking about it.
Have I peaked your curiosity?
Breville will have baristas at locations across the country to share barista tips and café drinks in person, using Breville’s star espresso makers. If you’re out and about holiday shopping this season, please do pop by and refuel with a sample café drink and to learn from a coffee expert. The barista is there to answer any questions and share their tips and tricks!
For my readers in the Greater Toronto Area, you may visit Hudson’s Bay at Yorkdale any time between 11:00am and 3:00pm on the following dates:
Sunday, December 3rd
Saturday, December 9th
Saturday, December 16th
You can also check out Breville Canada’s exciting new coffee series, Discovering Third Wave Coffee. The 2-3 minute videos celebrate a few of Canada’s independent micro-roasters, offering expert insights into what’s been coined the Third Wave Coffee movement. The 3-part series is filled with fascinating barista knowledge and other insights for those interested to learn more about what makes coffee “café quality”, and how the industry is evolving in Canada.
The Breville Precision Brewer retails for $349.99 and can be found where Breville small appliances are sold. And thanks to my friends at Breville Canada, you can also win one here!
Simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!
This post is sponsored by Breville Canada. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.