5 Steps to Make Barista-style Coffee at Home


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It literally means to break the fast from dinner or your last meal. It replenishes the glucose that a person has lost through sleeping. A balanced breakfast can keep you energized until your next meal.

It is the key to a productive day. One of the most popular beverages during breakfast (or any time of day really) is coffee. Coffee is practically synonymous with breakfast, but coffee can be repetitive and boring sometimes. So, coffee lovers, let’s make barista-style coffee and start your day right.

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Why make barista-style coffee at home when there are coffee shops?

Buying coffee seems like an easier way to have a great cup of coffee. Especially when you live in strategic places that have go-to cafes close by like Promenade in Brittany Santa Rosa, one would simply go to a coffee shop. 

But making your own coffee has its own advantages. You get to control how you want your coffee to taste. The amount of milk will be decided by you and you also get to control how much sweetness you want in your coffee. 

Making your own barista-style coffee will free you from having to go to coffee shops and limited customizations. Creating your own barista-style coffee will allow you to stay at home, safely tucked into your personal workspace, typing away.

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Imagine being able to wake up in the morning and grab a cup of coffee that tastes as if it came from Coffee Project! That would be something that a lot of people would want. Being able to create barista-style coffee at home.

Making barista-style coffee can be as simple or as complicated as you want. With this guide, we’ll be able to help you achieve the barista-style coffee that you’ve been dreaming of making. From the bean choice to the syrups, this barista-style coffee guide will be your new coffee bible.

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How to make barista-style coffee at home

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Some might argue that making your own barista-style coffee is too much work. That isn’t always the case. Although coffee from coffee shops may come from espresso machines and can look intimidating, there are alternative ways in making coffee! Coffee doesn’t have to be boring or complicated. Add some life into your coffee by trying out these customizations to create barista-style coffee!

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Step 1: Know your coffee bean

There are 4 types of coffee beans. We have arabica, robusta, liberica, and excelsa. Knowing the type of bean you’ll get will greatly affect the end product coffee you’ll make.

The most popular coffee we have in the Philippines is a libera coffee called kapeng barako. It is usually grown in Batangas and is known for its strong and smokey flavor profile.

Using kapeng barako as a base is a pretty good choice. Its typically dark roast is perfect when trying to get a balance of strong coffee with the perfect sweetness. Kapeng barako is even good for drinking straight or black. The nuanced flavor of this coffee is perfect for coffee tasting and is also perfect for making a pseudo-espresso. 

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Step 2: Know what brewing method to use for your barista-style coffee

Choosing how to brew your coffee can be intimidating. This is especially true when the only brewing method you know is through a coffee maker.

It is even more daunting when you’ve only been drinking instant granulated coffee! There is no shame in drinking granulated coffee, but did you know that even your granulated coffee can be turned into barista-style coffee?

Before we talk about instant coffee, let’s take a look at the different types of brewing methods.


Drip Coffee Maker

Also called a coffee machine, this is probably the most well-known coffee brewing method at home. Used by big chain coffee shops as well as normal homeowners, the coffee maker is a staple in creating a nice cup of brewed coffee. 

Coffee makers are a wonder because of their ease of usage. By placing the amount of ground beans you want and clicking a button, you’ll be able to make a cup of brewed coffee. This method cannot make espresso shots.

Coffee makers create a clean coffee flavor with a light body because a lot of the coffee oil has been absorbed by the paper filter. 

If you’re looking for clear-tasting coffee, then the coffee maker is the perfect tool for you.


French Press

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The French Press may seem like an intimidating way of creating coffee, but in reality, it’s as easy as ABC!

Place two (2) tablespoons of grounds for every six(6)oz of hot water. Mix the coffee beans around to make sure that all the beans have been wet and covered. Wait for four (4) minutes, press down, and voila! You get a nice cup of flavorful, full-bodied coffee. 

The only downside of the French press is that it can’t make a lot of coffee. The biggest French press we’ve used and seen available here in the Philippines can only make four (4) barista-style coffee cups. 

On a positive note, since there is no paper filter involved, the natural flavors of the coffee beans can easily be tasted using this brewing method. There are also hacks on how to make “espresso shots” with the French press!


Pour Over Method

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The pour-over method is one of the more advanced, but easily learned methods of brewing coffee. The pour-over method can help you control the brewing time of your coffee by manually pouring the hot water over the beans.

Unlike the coffee maker and the French press, it is the human element that will decide when to add the water and how much at any given time.

It is interesting to note that the flavors from this brewing method are clean with an elevated barista-style coffee flavor.


Espresso Machine

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The espresso machine is something that not a lot of people have. It makes amazing espresso shots out of espresso beans. It is usually seen in coffee shops and can seem like a lot of hard work. There are espresso machines designed for your own luxury home like the Linea Mini from La Marzocco that can make coffee drinks with espresso as the base.

Having an espresso machine will really elevate your barista-style coffee and can be at par with espresso-based hand-crafted beverages, but it is not necessary to have one to create your barista-style coffee drink at home.


Instant Granulated Coffee

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Coffee snobs might say that instant granulated coffee should not even be a thing. But we all grew up with this. We know the flavor, and we like it. Although there are a lot of brewing methods available, instant granulated coffee is still the most bought type of coffee.

You are still able to create barista-style coffee by adding different types of milk, syrups, and spices to your coffee.

Let’s not allow ourselves to be boxed with the idea that instant granulated coffee is bad. There are better alternatives, but if instant granulated coffee is what makes you happy then go for it!


Step 3: Choose your milk

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There are different types of milk to choose from. We have whole cow’s milk, non-fat milk, and breve (a mix of cream and whole milk). We can even use cream (high-fat content milk). A nice example of the type of milk you choose is a whole fat carabao’s milk. It has a sweeter flavor and a full-bodied feel in the mouth. 

Imagine drinking a freshly brewed kapeng barako with some fresh carabao’s milk. That in itself is worthy to be called barista-style coffee. Both are readily available in places like Tagaytay where you can find luxury homes to move into at Crosswinds Tagaytay!

But if you’re looking for plant-based alternatives you can look into soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, and even coconut milk! Coconut milk should not be confused with gata which is a popular ingredient used in many Filipino dishes. 

There are so many types of milk to choose from and choosing any one of them can make a good barista-style coffee. Time to say goodbye to instant creamers and try using fresh milk (whether animal or plant-based) and enjoy it.


Step 4: Flavor with syrups or spices

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Different spices and bring a new level to your barista-style coffee beans. Try adding some cinnamon or nutmeg in your next cup of coffee and you can feel like it is Christmas every day. Just like the luxury properties in Crosswinds Tagaytay, every day feels like Christmas!

Maybe you want something different? Add some cayenne pepper to your coffee! It gives a spicy kick that you never thought possible. 

If spices are not your thing and you want something a little sweeter, you can always try adding syrups. Add some white chocolate syrup to feel like you’re in your favorite coffee shop. It will really give a barista-style coffee to your home.


Step 5: Enjoy

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Why even make your own coffee when you can’t enjoy it? Enjoying your homemade coffee is the best part of making a barista-style coffee. Sit down, relax, and drink your cup of hot (or cold) coffee. 

Maybe you’re in your luxury condominium in the Alpine at Crosswinds Tagaytay or maybe you’re in your Eliot Smart Home in Promenade at Brittany Santa Rosa. Regardless of where you are, enjoying a nice cup of coffee is an important step in making your barista-style coffee.



There are different ways to enjoy coffee. The best way to enjoy it is by making your very own cup in the comfort of your own home. Especially when your luxury home has all the space and amenities you need to make your own barista-style coffee at home, it will truly be a wonderful experience.

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The satisfaction of finding your favorite coffee flavor along with creating your own barista-style coffee will make you feel like a pro. 

Brittany Corporation offers luxury houses and lots at different sought-after addresses. Their luxury properties are spacious and modern giving you the freedom to have your own coffee station at your luxury home. Coffee is a beautiful beverage that can be customized as much as you want. It’s one of those moments where you can create your own luxury. 

Know more about creating your own brand of luxury with Brittany Corporation and taste the difference in your coffee once you’ve made it your own.


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