Crafted meticulously to elevate your home brewing experience, SB Academy offers a comprehensive exploration of coffee. From coffee beans and brewing gears to everything you need to know for a harmonious and fun coffee home brewing journey.


What is the difference between cold brew and...

Cold brew is brewed at room or cold temperature and iced coffee is brewed hot and flash chilled with ice. In this video, we are going to brew both of these coffees so that you can understand the difference between these two betters.  

Cold brew is brewed at room temperature and then either kept in a fridge or served as is. Feel free to add a few cubes of ice to chill it further 

To brew your iced coffee, take freshly ground coffee and add it to a V60. Before we start brewing, we take a few ice cubes in the carafe. Now what we do is we are brewing our coffee hot. This will essentially get a lot more of the brightness and acidity out of the coffee, and because we flash chill it, these properties stay in the cup.  

Cold brews are usually bolder, nuttier and more chocolatey, and the iced coffee is going to be slightly brighter. Iced coffees are slightly more complex but can’t be stored for very long. The cold brew is slightly more convenient and can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days.  


What is Coffee?

Coffee to you could be a beverage, maybe with ice, whipped cream and milk, coffee to you could be instant coffee that instantly dissolves in water, or it could be a roasted bean that is ground very carefully and brewed with precision. Find out more about what is coffee in this video by our in-house coffee expert Shubham Chawla. Do subscribe to our youtube channel and follow us on Instagram: @smthingsbrewing and Twitter: Somethingsbrwng. If you have any questions for us, do ask away in the comments section below.


What is green coffee?

A green coffee bean is an unroasted coffee bean. It is processed at the farm level, where the coffee beans are taken out from the cherry. A lot of you might have heard about the health benefits of green coffee, one of them suggesting it to be a slimming agent. Green coffee is told to have these health benefits because of the high levels of chlorogenic acids, which reduce as the coffee is roasted.

If you have any questions on roasted or green coffee, feel free to drop them in the comments section and we will be more than happy to address them for you.


What is instant Coffee?

Instant coffee is exactly as the name suggests it's coffee that is prepared instantaneously with very little effort. Traditionally coffee takes about three to four minutes to brew in a manual brewing method or about 30 seconds if you're trying to pull an espresso shot. Instant coffee just needs a spoon and hot water. All you do is take your powder and dissolve it in water.

Now instant coffee is made with two different technologies: Freeze Drying Method Spray Drying Method The beginning of both these methods is actually the same as brewing normal coffee. What you need is actual roasted coffee beans ground super fine and you have a slurry which is your coffee beverage.

This happens on a very large scale in industry. In the spray drying method, the coffee concentrate is taken up to a certain height in a large chamber. This chamber is very hot. What happens in this is coffee concentrate is actually sprayed out in the form of small droplets, and as its nitrate is down from the top to the bottom, evaporates the water and what you get out is a fine super fine powder.

We call spray-dried instant coffee, Where the spray drying method uses heat to convert the liquid coffee to instant coffee. Now, this heat is actually detrimental to the flavors of coffee as coffee is very sensitive to heat. The freeze-drying method is a more advanced way to make instant coffee. It's also more time-consuming and a little more expensive.

What happens here is instead of using heat we use cooler temperatures and a vacuum chamber. What is done is that you have the same liquid concentrate this concentrate site is frozen rapidly frozen by reducing the temperature and once this is a solid form, we use the process of sublimation which is taking the solid form of instant coffee directly into a gas now that's not the instant coffee that is becoming the gas that is the water in the instant coffee.

So, when we have the frozen instant coffee, we are taking the water instead of taking it to a liquid form were taking it from solid to gaseous that's how we remove some of the water from the brewed coffee post this the coffee is the frozen coffee is further taken into a vacuum chamber. Finally, we have a couple of more proprietary methods which change the basis of the manufacturer but ultimately what happens is the liquid is removed and your frozen slab of freeze-dried instant coffee is broken into smaller granules. Which is why it is more granular in nature and not an extreme powder.


HIROIA JIMMY used to make V60 Pour Over...

This video will walk you through the simple steps of brewing Pour Over coffee at home. The steps involve adding ground coffee over your Pour Over filter and pouring hot water over it slowly.

Brewing in Your Toddy Cold Brew Cupping Kit

Watch the full video to discover how to use the Toddy® Cold Brew Cupping Kit to explore new and fine-tune existing cold brew recipes. This video will walk you through the steps of brewing using cold brew equipment and provide a comparative analysis.

WOBH Filters

Learn more about the WOBH eco-friendly filters with the founder of WOBH filters Suyash Devgupta and our in-house coffee expert Shubham Chawla. Watch the full video to learn more about brewing coffee sustainably.



Equipped with everything you need to make great coffee, Mara X is an excellent coffee machine. The machine comes with a double probe system that keeps your brewing temperature constant. Other impressive features of the machine include a powerful and silent pump, LED lights, water/steam taps, steam and a durable design.