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The Secrets of Coffee Brewing

Coffee brewing equipment, machines and techniques that work

Something i really love is brewing coffee because it is something really personal and there are so many different procedures and methodologies to create different flavours. I always make it at home and try different beans and different extraction temperatures. Different heats, freshness of the beans and water can influence totally the taste of your coffee.

We will talk about all these procedures and different brand of beans that i am tasting regularly……..stay tuned!

Aeropress, the Personal Coffee Maker

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Aeropress, the Personal Coffee Maker – Updated October 2020 // The aeropress was invented in 2005 by Alan Adler, who is famous for several inventions such as the Aerobie Pro flying ring which holds the Guinness World Record for the longest throw. The Aeropress was designed to make a cup at a time. It reminds a syringe with a cylinder that fits inside another one. This tool relies on pressure to extract the flavours: a plunger pushes the air down forcing the water through the coffee bed and the filter, … Read more

8 best coffee scales used in the coffee industry

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Introduction to Coffee Scales If you are interested in brewing coffee at home, then you need to invest in proper coffee scales, no matter how skilled you are. Most of the people have been using a spoon or scoop to measure out the grams needed. However, these measurements are not just wrong but also inconvenient and, in one way or the other, cannot guarantee you any decent result. Brewing good coffee must not be taken for granted: it’s quite a scientific approach, made up of data, formulas, ratios and so … Read more

How to enjoy your coffee in quarantine time: tips for the perfect brewing

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You’re probably craving more for human interactions than food during this quarantine. It is in times like these that we need to come closer to each other. But not everything is negative though as even the worst things can turn into positive ones. As you’ve got plenty of free time available, why don’t you bring your brewing coffee technique to the next level? Quarantine & Coffee Today, we are going to have a look at how to brew good coffee at home, improving our skills so we don’t miss that … Read more

Hario V60 or Kalita? The final verdict

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A morning Hario V60 coffee has become my morning ritual just after getting out of my bed. At the very beginning, I chose any hand brew method for convenience as invest in a one group machine was, and is still, out of my budget even if I’m always tempted to buy a GS3 from la Marzocco or a Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal. I started with Kalita wave and then end up with Hario V60 which does everything I need. But which one is better? V60 or Kalita? Let’s dive … Read more

What’s Pour-Over Coffee?

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Brewing a pour-over coffee means that you are brewing coffee by yourself, pouring over coffee with your own hands. The results is a filter coffee, a coffee that has been filtered by a filter or by the immersion technique, to achieve a crispy and cleaner cup compared to an espresso drink. What I most like about pour-over coffee is that once you start making it you never go back. Pour over is “the finest way” of brewing coffee as the finest part of the show where everything depends on you. … Read more

How To Make The Perfect Italian Affogato Coffee?

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Introduction Over the years, Italian affogato coffee has been gaining popularity across the globe. It has since been added to many restaurant menus and depending on where you order it, you can find it under the dessert category or simply as a beverage. No matter how it’s called, you will enjoy every bit of the coffee by mixing it with melting gelato. It’s effortless to learn how to make an affogato coffee because you will only need a poor recipe to achieve a delicious result. Most of the Italian usually … Read more

The Syphon Coffee Maker

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(Updated October 2019 the 2nd) Around 1830s it was invented the coolest way to brew coffee thanks to a German called Loeff. I’m talking about the Syphon, the syphon coffee maker. Ten years after a Scottish marine engineer called James R. Napier, designed another syphon brewer named Napier coffee pot. But it was a French woman called Marie Fanny Amelie Massot, who designed the first commercial vacuum pot, who will soon-to-be-famous (it seems that Napier didn’t have the money to deposit the patent). The French one designed a Syphon in … Read more

The Basics of Coffee Extraction

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(Updated 2019 July the 31st ) Whatever method of coffee extraction we use, coffee needs a solvent. Water is one of the best solvents that we have in nature especially for its chemical properties: it’s super attractive with hydrophilic substances, substances that have molecules that can absorb water. The better way to extract the molecules inside of a coffee’s beans is to make as more contact surface as possible to let the water get closer and extract as many flavours as we need. Once we have our ground coffee we … Read more

The Chemex coffee maker

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If you enjoy hiking and you’re looking for something to brew delicious coffee to bring with you, this is not the right place and Chemex is not the right device for you. For that, you just need to read the previous article when I wrote down about the Aergrind of Made by Knock. If you are instead looking to enjoy a clean cup of coffee while joining a bunch of friend, please read carefully. A bit of history In 1941 Peter Schlumbohm invented a brewing method called Chemex. He didn’t … Read more

The French Press coffee maker

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The French Press is always being questioned about its history and its name. In 1852 “a first attempt” was made by two French men, Mayer and Delforge, though it was just a basic device that went then patented and improved in 1929 by the Italians Attilio Calimani and Giulio Moneta. Several patents have then been designed with the one by the Swiss man Faliero Bondanini in 1958, as the most successful one. It was manufactured in Chambord, central France, which also gave the name at the device. About the French … Read more