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Tasting Coffee Part 2

In Part 1 of Tasting Coffee we didn’t talk about taste we talked about smell. In Part 2 we finally taste. Tongue! Finally, enough with the nose, move on to the main event, tasting coffee. To a large degree, tasting coffee is an assessment of the extent to which the coffee delivers on fragrance and aroma.  Read more

Tasting Coffee Part I

Drinking coffee can be and is for millions of people every day one of life’s simple pleasures, but for some people, drinking coffee might be simple but tasting coffee is not. If you just want to enjoy your coffee, more power to you. If you want to explore your coffee you can taste like a Read more

Grinding Coffee Beans At Home Part I

The Sadness of Blade Grinders While making a cup of coffee needs fresh roasted coffee, clean water just off boil, and a few minutes time, the most important thing most folks at home don’t have on their counter is a true grinder. I understand the indignation you must feel by reading this: “I have one! Read more

Keep Coffee Beans Fresh at Home

When we speak about how to keep coffee beans fresh at home we must first talk about how your coffee came to arrive in your home. Hopefully, not too long ago your coffee was inside a cherry on a coffee tree (it’s actually a plant but “tree” is more poetic). If it is specialty coffee, Read more

The Art of the French Press

The French Press is a daily brew method for many people. It boasts easy and repeatable brews with very little measurement to achieve delicious brewed coffee. Maintaining the brewing hardware is easy and the cake can be dealt with easily if it is not left too long in the beaker. I started writing this article Read more

Coffee Bloom

If coffee could talk when it comes out of the roaster it would say, “I’m feeling a little gassy.” The difference between green unroasted coffee beans and brown roasted coffee beans is significant, not only in appearance and size but in density and chemical composition. Like cooking in general, the roasting process is transformative, turning Read more