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January 3, 2023

What is the Weiss Distribution Technique & should you use it before tamping coffee?

December 7, 2022

How do you pour great latte art at home?

December 1, 2022

Do we need to rethink the relationship between grind size and coffee extraction?

November 3, 2022

How can you brew coffee with the AeroPress using different grind sizes?

November 1, 2022

How has grinder technology developed to preserve coffee freshness?

January 12, 2023

What is syphon brewing & how does it affect coffee extraction?

There are an ever-growing number of ways to prepare filter coffee, each of which has its own effect on flavour and texture. However, for the most part, there are two main ways to brew coffee: percolation and immersion. With immersion brewing, the coffee is in full contact with the water for the entire duration of the extraction. This enhances the body and aftertaste of a coffee. One of the most… read more

There are an ever-growing number of ways to prepare filter coffee, each of which has its own effect on flavour and texture. However, for the most part, there are two main ways to brew coffee: percolation and immersion. With immersion… read more

May 10, 2021

Why are some coffee beans harder to grind than others?

There are many things brewers should consider when grinding coffee, including origin, roast profile, processing method, and brew method. Each should inform just how coarse...

November 3, 2020

How Does Your Dripper Material Affect Your Pour Over Coffee?

For as long as people have brewed pour over coffee, they have argued about drippers. Flat bottom or conical, the best size, choosing the right...

October 2, 2020

Which Type Of Home Coffee Machine Is Right For You?

There are so many different types of home coffee machine out there on the market. For those who don’t have experience using them, it can...

September 10, 2020

What’s The Difference Between Americano And Filter Coffee?

To people who don’t know too much about coffee, a cup of filter coffee may look the same as a coffee shop americano. However, the...

September 8, 2020

How Have Hand Grinders Evolved?

Ask any experienced coffee brewer about essential equipment for home brewing and sooner or later, they’ll tell you to invest in a grinder.  As many...

August 20, 2020

Enjoying Coffee While Going Back To Work

Covid-19 means the world as we know it has changed, and that means coffee consumption has, too. In May, there was an astounding 5,380% increase...

August 13, 2020

Improving Your French Press Coffee Brewing

The French press (or cafetière) is one of the world’s oldest and most popular brewing devices. It’s affordable, easy to use, and generally quite consistent,...

August 6, 2020

Using The Right Grind Size For Your Brewing Method: An Experiment

Trained baristas know the importance of selecting the right grind size for different brewing methods. In fact, most coffee shops regularly recalibrate their grinders throughout...

July 30, 2020

How To Take Your Pour Over Brewing To The Next Level

Brewers should be curious and adventurous when making pour over coffee. For those already equipped with a scale, grinder, thermometer, stopwatch, and a few expert-approved...

May 12, 2020

Coffee grinders: What’s the difference between conical & flat burr grinders?

Coffee grinders are one of the most important pieces of coffee equipment you’ll own, whether you’re a café owner or a home brewer. A poor-quality...

July 9, 2019

What You Need to Brew Great Coffee On The Go

How do you get a good quality coffee when travelling? If you’re in a city, you may be able to stop by a specialty coffee...

January 25, 2019

Everything you need to know to brew great pour over coffee

Pour over coffee has been embraced by the specialty coffee scene in recent years and there is much discussion about the best techniques and tools...

January 4, 2019

Melitta, Chemex, & More: A History of Pour Over Coffee

Step into any specialty coffee shop and you’ll probably see at least one pour over coffee device. The V60 and Chemex have been around for...

October 11, 2018

How Does Elevation Affect Your Ideal Coffee Brew Temperature?

There’s so much to consider when brewing exceptional coffee: grind size, brew time, pulsing and water dispersal, brew temperature… and elevation? Yes, elevation. While some...

July 4, 2018

Testing Water in Pursuit of Excellent Coffee

As I watch the slow drip of my morning pour over, I like to tell myself that this coffee counts towards my daily intake of...

June 15, 2018

How Grind Size Can Help You Brew Better-Tasting Coffee

So, you want your coffee to taste even more delicious, sweet, and balanced. You want that incredible aroma and lingering aftertaste. And you want this...