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The Death Of The Death Of The Barista

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.

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You Want A Bold Coffee? Great!

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.

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Nutation: An Apology

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.

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To celebrate 10,000 subscribers, we’re doing a live Q&A this Friday.

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Espresso Recipes: Time

Time is the third variable in our espresso equation, and the last one that you should be manipulating.

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Espresso Recipes: Understanding Yield

Yield is a compromise between extraction & strength. More of one comes at the expense of the other. If you’re ever frustrated by espresso, this may be why

 

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Espresso Recipes: Measuring Yield

After Strength, the 2nd step to every good espresso recipe is yield. Yield is the amount of espresso in the cup after extraction. It’s measured by weight though—definitely not volume.

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Espresso Recipes: Strength

In this continuation of our Espresso Recipes series, we break down one of the most oft-misunderstood concepts in espresso: Strength.

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USBC Regionals Cancellation

The Specialty Coffee Association of America announced this week that they were planning to cancel the US regional Barista and Brewer’s Cup competitions in favor of a single national championship.

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