It’s 2016 and there’s still a lot of misinformation and anti-intellectualism surrounding refractometers for coffee. Here’s a couple phrases I’ve read recently, and my rebuttals
Understanding Roast Development and Colour.
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The most in-depth article on grinding coffee, ever.
This week marks 1 year of Barista Hustle. A good opportunity to look at what has happened so far, and talk a little about
The Espresso Compass is a little more complicated than the Brewed Coffee Compass.
The Brewed Coffee Compass is very simple to use: Brew it – Taste it. Find on compass
A slightly more conversational and open-ended post
Understanding more about the EK43 and why it makes coffee taste better. Part 3.
Now that I’ve covered what a refractometer is and how it works, it’s important to understand what it can and cannot do.
A lecture called ‘VST:WTF?’. It’s a two hour long foray into the science of measuring coffee with a refractometer.
Super-automatic espresso machines are getting better. I think it’s safe to say that in the not-too-distant future, they’ll be able to make coffee as consistently as a well trained barista.
Jam funnels ain’t just for jam. Learn how to also use them for a solid distribution technique with the EK43.
A calculator for espresso equilibrium temperature
How important is precise machine temperature control on a busy bar?
Guests can only express what they want in the terms they know, and for many coffee consumers, the number one term they know is bold.
Why we don’t recommending spinning when tamping
Interview with 2014 World Barista Champion, Hidenori Izaki
Tamping for espresso is riddled with an incredible amount of folk-knowledge
Back in the 2013 World Barista Championships, I used a tamping style called ‘nutation’ for all of my espressos – this is why I don’t recommend it.
The most important difference between coffee service in Australia and the United States.
Breaking down espresso distribution technique.
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