How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Our friends in South Africa did it first, now it’s our turn. Where do you usually go to get that perfect coffee? Perhaps it’s your local coffee shop, or maybe you can make it better than anyone else?

Well, we also know that the AeroPress has become a firm favourite amongst coffee lovers across the globe. And for good reason, too – this nifty little tool brews an excellent cuppa, but there’s a method to getting the best out of every press. It goes a little bit like this:

  1. Grind your fresh coffee beans until fine.
  2. Boil your water while grinding, so that it has 30 sec – 1 min to cool. No one likes burnt coffee.
  3. Add approx. 2 tablespoons of your ground coffee to the AeroPress, and top it up about halfway with water.
  4. Give it a quick stir, and then top up further with water.
  5. Place a slightly dampened paper filter in the cap, and screw it on to the AeroPress tightly.
  6. Quickly and carefully flip the AeroPress onto your coffee cup, and slowly press it down.
  7. Taste, and add more water if that’s your thing – or whip up some microfoam to top it off. No judgies.

So, now that we’ve taught you how to do that, you can become a pro. However, it’s always nice to have things done for us, too, so we would also like to introduce you to a few cafes and coffee houses you may have not yet visited in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You’re in for a treat.

To get that perfect coffee, why not visit…


Dum Dum Donutterie

Location: Various, including Jumeirah Beach Residence & The Dubai Mall

The leading and fastest growing doughnut brand, Dum Dum not only offers that much needed coffee injection every morning, but also provides gorgeous little sweet treats for you to devour (in flavours such as crème brûlée and toffee apple). Pop in for that amazing Beverage, Two Doughnuts, or Two Mini Doughnuts, and receive double the quantity with your ENTERTAINER.

French Bakery

Location: Various, including Sheikh Zayed Road & Dubai Knowledge Park

Recreating the unique experience of a traditional French café in a cosy ambience, French Bakery is the cutest little location to pass by to get your hands on a cuppa! Choose one of your favourite beverages, and if you feel like indulging, pick a  French Pastry or Cupcake, and Sandwich or Salad to take away too. You’ll feel less guilty when you can also pick up another for a friend.

Pret To Go

Location: Various, including Media City & DIFC

Stop by Pret To Go before work one morning to purchase your one true love in life… the perfect coffee. Bringing quality organic coffee to the UAE, you know you’re gonna be in for a great day! Feeling slightly peckish too? Yes that’s right, with your ENTERTAINER you can pick up a couple of Main Menu Items for your busy day – 2 for 1, need we tell you!

Abu Dhabi

Caffé Nero

Location: Various, including The Galleria Mall & Abu Dhabi Mall

The Caffè Nero philosophy is very simple: Premium Italian coffee. Investing all their energy and time into providing a high-quality range of espresso-based coffees, you can sip, and savour, the great taste! Head down with a friend, and opt for a nice sweet Beverage, at a fraction of the cost.

Gloria Jean’s

Location: Various, including Mushrif Mall & Yas Mall

Using hand-picked premium beans, the Gloria Jean’s difference comes from a true dedication to handmade coffee. Like you needed any more of a reason to visit. Share the love and gift one of their gorgeous beverages to a colleague – you just know you’ll make their day.

Mugg & Bean

Location: Various, including Al Wahda Mall & Etihad Plaza

And last but not least, an additional coffee haven comes in the form of Mugg & Bean – a premier coffee emporium. With a laid back, casual atmosphere, plus a great range of signature dishes, plan your weekend around your breakfast and pop in for your fav drink, as well as a delectable Breakfast Menu Item.

Quite a few places for you to now go and find that perfect coffee. Let us know your favourite!

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