Archive for the ‘Home Brewing’ Category

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

What’s So Clever About the Clever Coffee Dripper?

Manual brewing methods have increased in popularity over the last seven years, beginning with baristas who prefer to create coffee drinks rather than simply push buttons. With machine brewing the person brewing is responsible for weighing, grinding, and pushing a button. They have very little influence on the quality of the resulting coffee compared to Read more

Comparing Common Home Brewing Methods – Part II

In Part II of his post on home brewing methods our West Coast Trainer & Educator, Andrew Tucker-MacLeod, writes about the Clever Dripper. the Hario v60 Cone and the Kalita Wave. Read Part I here. Clever Dripper: This method uses a wedge shaped filter similar to a cone, and a brewer body with a valve on the Read more