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July 6, 2022

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July 25, 2022

Which material should your grinder burrs be made from?

It’s widely known in the coffee sector that if you want to make great espresso, you need more than just a high-end espresso machine – you also need a high-quality burr grinder.  Burr grinders provide more consistent and even particle size distribution than blade grinders – resulting in better extraction overall. A number of materials are used to produce grinder burrs, including plastic, ceramic, and metal. However, as the coffee… read more

It’s widely known in the coffee sector that if you want to make great espresso, you need more than just a high-end espresso machine – you also need a high-quality burr grinder.  Burr grinders provide more consistent and even particle… read more

December 11, 2015

Ultimate Coffee Holiday Wishlist – Level 1: Stocking Filler

? Santa Baby, just slip a 90+ geisha under the tree for me… Santa baby, an Acaia scale too, in light blue… ? Whether you’re...

November 18, 2015

The Science Behind Coffee Acidity

Evaluating coffee acidity can be tricky. I experienced this firsthand during my first cupping session, 7 years ago. “Mm, cranberries, with a distinctly orangey acidity…...

November 4, 2015

The Flat White & the Fake White: Can You Tell Them Apart?

It’s mysterious, hip, and what everybody seems to want. It can cause consternation for baristas who don’t actually know how to make it. It’s grounds...

October 26, 2015

How Can Your Smartphone Improve Your Coffee Experience?

Look around you. New technology is everywhere, and we’re not just talking about people instagramming latte art. No, we’re talking about the way it has...

October 12, 2015

5 Steps to Taking Eye-Popping #Coffee Photos

What got you into specialty coffee: the prospect of the most delicious cup you’d ever had or the incredible photos you kept seeing of it?...

October 9, 2015

Vacpot Syphon: The History & Brewing Guide

Total immersion brewing and filter/drip brewing are two worlds that rarely connect. Enter the syphon (also known as a siphon or a vac pot brewer)....

September 8, 2015

What Roast Dates Can Tell You About Your Coffee

Desperate for freshly roasted coffee, but not sure exactly how fresh is best? Its roast date can tell you something, but not everything. Read on,...

August 24, 2015

Arabica And Robusta: What’s The Difference?

Coffee’s has a rich, fascinating history. With third wave coffee, enthusiasts want to know about every step of its creation: the producers that manage the...

August 17, 2015

Kalita Wave: The Story & Brewing Guide

Kalita Who? The Wave is another offering from Kalita Co., the family-owned Japanese company which has been making coffee equipment since the 1950s. The Wave’s...

July 22, 2015

Hario V60: The History & Brewing Guide

They say the soul of the perfect cup of coffee is in the brew, and the V60 dripper really does make a beautiful brew. So what...

May 18, 2015

How Does Coffee Affect Your Brain? Are You Addicted to Caffeine?

Yawns are the body’s silent screams for coffee. *AGREED!* I was curious to find out how little coffee beans that were perfectly picked, roasted and...

January 20, 2015

Why you shouldn’t drink instant coffee

In the US, 7% of people drink instant coffee. In the UK, 77% do. And while I may be a Brit, I’d like to tell...


Which Filter Brew Method Is Best for You?

So, a Popular Question Is; “I Like My Coffee This Way – What Brewing Method Should I Use?” Well, our answer would always be to...