How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

A perfect cup of coffee is utter bliss and hard to come by. While a lot of us don’t have time to make a proper cup of coffee for ourselves in the morning, many of us just don’t know how to get that cup of coffee right.

So for all those who wish to make a perfect cup of coffee at home and not just once, but every day, we have listed down a few things to follow to get it right. These steps will ensure that your magical coffee is ready and you can replicate it whenever you want.

Step 1: Get Fresh Coffee Beans

Make sure you get completely fresh coffee beans whose roast date and not ‘best by’ date is in the past two weeks.Fresh beans will give you a richer flavor as its oil wouldn’t have evaporated yet. It is best to buy from a local roaster to ensure that your coffee beans are fresh. Once you have bought your coffee beans, make sure that you store it properly in a dark, tight area so that oxygen and light cannot harm its aroma or flavor.

Step 2: Grind it yourself

Once you start the process of grinding your coffee, it will start losing its quality. So make sure that you don’t get ground coffee for yourself and grind your coffee just before you brew it to ensure that you get a rich and quality flavored coffee at home. For this, you might need to buy an appropriate grinder.

Step 3: Count your beans

Ratio is an important part of making a good cup of coffee. Make sure that you take only 25 grams of coffee beans and 350 grams of water while grinding them.

Step 4: Take good water

Ensure that you use a good, distilled water and not something which tastes of chlorine or carbon. An ill-flavored water could ruin your coffee for good, and then nothing can save it.

Step 5: Perfect the temperature

Boil your water and then take it off and let it be for 30 seconds. Once that is done, make sure that your brewing temperature is between 190 degrees F and 205 degrees F as that is the perfect temperature to brew your coffee. This can be a rather hard feat since you’re doing it manually, if you do not have the time and bandwidth for it, I’d suggest you go with either a semi-automatic espresso machine or a commercial one if you have the budget for it.

Step 6: Start the heat source

Once you are ready with all your ingredients, time to start the heating stove and set a cup with a pour-over cone on the scale. Once you are done, apply a filter and rinse it with water and then dump that water away.

Step 7: Use quality filters

Make sure you use good quality filter which won’t alter the taste of your coffee with their inferior quality. Go for filters which would enhance your coffee’s taste while not collecting sediments if your coffee is ground too finely.

Step 8: Pour the water

Once you have added the ground coffee to the filter, slowly pour a little water around 25-30 grams and let it mix with the ground coffee. Once you see that the coffee puffs have settled down, add in the rest of the water and leave it be for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9: Taste the coffee

Your coffee is now ready and will taste delicious. If it doesn’t taste right and tastes a little bitter, ground your coffee a little coarser in the next round. Experiment around with your grinder and get the perfect ground coffee. Once you have achieved that, you will be rewarded with the perfect flavored coffee for the rest of your life.


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Casual elegance, ocean view, patio, flowers galore!
“Riviera shores ambiance on the Pacific”

We offer classic and innovative specialties,
fresh sea foods, game, meats, poultry,
homemade pastas, beautiful desserts,
well chosen wines, full bar service.

Below and in the following pages, you will find complete information about the restaurant, and it’s facilities as well as menu options for weddings,parties, nightly dinner and Sunday brunch.

> Dinner 6 nights a week (closed on Tuesdays)
> Champagne Brunch on Saturdays from noon to 3PM
> Champagne Brunchon Sundays from 11AM to 4PM

26025 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
(2 miles north of Pepperdine University)
at Corral Canyon

Reservations 310 456 5733
Bon Appetit!
Daniel & Luciana Forge

Temporary Kitchens

Are temporary kitchens essential for restaurants, too?

Most people think that temporary kitchens are only for campers and outdoor food stores. What many don’t realise are the benefits that they can bring to big restaurants, too. No matter how big or sturdy kitchen appliances are, there are instances that can go out of hand. In such cases, restaurant owners can make use of compact kitchens to keep their businesses running. On top of the benefits of these portable devices, it is vital to keep in mind the factors to be considered when getting compact kitchen appliances.

Benefits of Getting portable kitchens

Kitchens are the most precious possessions of food establishments. Without functional kitchens, it would be impossible to cater to the needs of clients effectively, which may result to bad customer feedback and loss of revenue. Although most restaurants are dependent on big kitchen machines, it is important for business owners to have mobile kitchens to ensure that the production of foods is not delayed in case of breakdowns. Apart from consistent production of meals and beverages, there are other benefits that restaurant owners can get from temporary kitchens. Some of those benefits are explained below.

Easy Setup

When participating in food fares, restaurants can benefit from temporary mobile kitchens to prepare dishes. In case their main kitchen tools breakdown, they can easily setup their backup kitchens and still cater to their clients and guests. There are ready-made portable kitchens that can be purchased from manufacturers, but restaurant owners can also request custom made kitchens depending on their needs. These portable kitchens are not only easy to setup, but they are also easy to clean and stack after use.

Food Preparation for Bulk Orders

In some scenarios, restaurants and cafes can benefit from temporary kitchens if they have many orders to fulfil. During holidays, it is expected that people flock into restaurants to order food and celebrate with their families, friends and loved ones. Sometimes, it’s hard for kitchen people to finish all pending orders using their main kitchen machines, thus, they can use temporary kitchens to finish everything on-time.

Food Preservation

Food establishments need to store raw ingredients to be able to cook dishes quickly. On the other hand, there are unpredictable situations wherein food storage devices break down. Through the use of backup freezers and refrigerators, they can easily transfer their ingredients and avoid spoilage.

Energy Efficiency

Some ingredients in restaurants are prepared ahead of time and reheated whenever needed. In such situations, chefs can make most of their compact or temporary kitchens in order for them not to use their main ovens and other big kitchen machines to do small tasks. This saves time and energy because most big ovens take time to preheat before they can be used. Compact convection ovens can heat up faster, thus, dishes can be reheated quickly when necessary.

Things to Keep in Mind

When purchasing portable kitchen devices, it is essential to consider quality. Although it is also important to consider your budget, investing into high-end products will lessen your worries in terms of repairs and replacements. You don’t need to get the most expensive machines in the market, but you need to research thoroughly to know which ones are worth investing into.

Mobile Restaurant Kitchens

Mobile kitchens for Small Grub Businesses

Starting a food business is a great way to earn income and practice cooking skills. On the other hand, it’s important to conceptualize carefully to ensure that the preparation of foods and beverages are done properly. With good planning, systematic preparation and great recipes, it is possible to make decent revenue no matter how big or small your food business is. For instance, if you are thinking of setting up an outdoor food stall, you must think of ways to cook the dishes listed on your menu efficiently, with the use of smaller machines, space and lesser manpower. Here are some tips on how you can create a successful grub business through the use of mobile kitchen tools.

Creative Planning

Mobile kitchens are often understated, as they are smaller and sometimes look subtle. Contrariwise, having a good kitchen does not always depend on the size of your tools. If you imagine trailer homes and gyro trucks, they are mostly powered by small kitchens, but they are able to cater to tonnes of people in no time. With creative planning, it’s possible to make a small, but functional kitchen whether you are participating in food trade shows or setting up a mobile restaurant.

Advantages of Mobile Kitchens

Unlike before, there are more options in the market today when it comes to portable kitchens. This is because many people are realising the advantages of having compact cooking machines versus traditional kitchen tools. Although conventional kitchens are very useful to big restaurants and homes, there are perks of having compact kitchens, too. Below are some examples of how useful they can be.

Easy to transport

Since mobile kitchens are smaller than traditional ones, they can be transported easily. For example, convection oven toasters with stove tops are great for baking, roasting and grilling plus they can also be used for regular stove top cooking. Since they have multiple functions despite their smaller sizes, they can be brought to cooking contests, demos and festivals. Unlike big kitchen machines, most compact kitchens can be undone and stuffed into one bag. Virtually, they are considered hassle-free when travelling because they are lighter and they consume lesser space.

Easy to Clean

Mini kitchens are often easier to sanitize because there are fewer areas to dismantle, wash and dry. This also means using smaller amounts of cleaning agents, thus, more savings. There is no need to hire two or more people to clean small kitchen appliances. This makes them perfect investments for small food businesses.

Choosing the Right Mobile Catering Appliances

Some mobile catering vehicles are equipped with small kitchen appliances that can be used right away. Equally, this is not the case for all mobile food trucks. If you are planning to get mobile catering appliances for your business, you need to consider their prices, capacities, brands and duration of warranties. Do not focus on their prices alone because some appliances are cheaper, but they may not last for a long period of time. Check reviews and ask questions from manufacturers if you are unsure about the specifications. This way, you can invest on quality mobile kitchen gadgets that can make your food business succeed.


Choice of Pastries and Assorted Cakes from our “sweet” table
or      Macédoine of Fresh Fruits Served with Ice Cream or Sorbet

Brunch is served 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Dinner till 11:00 PM
Includes :
Homemade baked croissants (with brunch only)
A glass of complimentary Beau Rivage Champagne per person
and choice of desserts from our sweet buffet

$50.00 per person
$25.00 for children under 12 years old
(Half serving from any selection)
Not inclusive of tax and service
A split charge of $10.00 will be added
Coffee, tea, milk, herb teas, decaf…3.00; Espresso, decaf espresso…4.50
Cappuccino, café au lait, double espresso….7.00; cappuccino royal…9.50
Minimum charge per  person $25.00

Current State sales taxes will be added to all taxable items
The management is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone

First Course

Please choose one of the following

Soup of the Day
Lobster Bisque, with Cognac (very light cream)
* Melanzana Tre Formagi, Eggplant stuffed with 3 cheeses : Mozzarella,
Goat & Feta, served with fresh tomato sauce
* Penelope Salad, spinach, red onions, Kalamata olives, mint, crumbled Feta cheese.
* Salade Panachée, vinaigrette dressing
Spicy Shrimp Monte Carlo, onion, capers, garlic, jalapeño, mushrooms & white wine
Can also be served as a main course
** Caviar available **
Beluga 000 Malossol …………………………..………….. $95.00
1 oz. served with buttered toasts and all the traditional trimmings

Main Course

Please choose one of the following

Served until 3PM
Omelette of your choice:  Avocado & onions       or Cheese & mushrooms
or  Tomatoes &  fresh herbs
Two soft boiled eggs with Oscietra caviar
Poached Eggs à la Reine on artichoke heart, chicken-mushrooms, Mornay sauce
Caesar Salad with Smoked Chicken
Seared Spicy Ahi Tuna Salad

Quiche :   with Canadian bay shrimps, scallops, leeks, served with mesclun
Fish :
Fresh Atlantic Salmon, sautéed, sorrel sauce or Champagne raspberry sauce
Lake Superior White Fish Véronique sauce with white seedless grapes
Meat :
Petit Filet Mignon, natural or three mustard sauce.
Roasted Leg of Lamb Stuffed Persillade, natural juices
Poultry :
Chicken Roulade Florentine, spinach, mushroom duxelles, Fontina,
Tarragon and Dijon mustard sauce
Breast of Free Range Chicken Bandol, sautéed with Provence rosé wine,
Roasted garlic and Mediterranean herbs
Pasta :
* Cappellacci Napoletana: a folded sheet of pasta, filled with spinach
Ricotta cheese, served with fresh tomatoes, basil & Parmesan
Linguini Seafood: shrimp, scallops, lobster, mussels and clams
in a light tomato garlic sauce
Veal Lasagna, served with a creamy mushroom sauce

Menu at $60.00 per person
Petit Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail