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Espresso Recipes: Time

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

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

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

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

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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The Cowculator – Part 2

The Cowculator – Part 2

An interactive calculator for finding the exact breakdown of your milky coffee drinks, plus some exciting Hustle news!

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The Hustle Expands

Exciting news to share: Alex Bernson is officially coming on as the Editor of Barista Hustle.

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The Cowculator – Part 1

The Cowculator – Part 1

Milk is complex. This post breaks milk down and explains each of its components: fat, sugar, protein and “ash”.

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For a Good Puck

For a Good Puck

You can stop worrying about sloppy, soggy, watery pucks because there’s nothing wrong!

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Everything is a Blend

Everything is a Blend

Every coffee is some kind of blend. This post details how processes at the farm affect evenness, with help from producer Aida Batlle.

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Distribution Test Results

Distribution Test Results

Testing distribution methods for espresso is turning out be quite a journey. This post is another step toward understanding what’s actually going on between the grinder and espresso machine

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Let’s Talk About Roasting

Let’s Talk About Roasting

This is a post about how to talk about coffee roasts. It isn’t a post about how to roast coffee (although there’s some nuggets in there).

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