Barista Hustle

DIY Extraction Tasting

January 30, 2017

DIY Extraction Tasting

Help develop your palate by trying this simple experiment that will allow you to taste differences in extractions side by side 

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January 30, 2017

Strength Calculators

These interactive calculators will help you understand the effect of adding water to coffee from the perspective of strength (Total Dissolved Solids, or concentration

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Stop Renouncing Refractometers

September 11, 2016

Stop Renouncing Refractometers

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

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Coffee Extraction - The 80:20 Method

February 15, 2015

Coffee Extraction - The 80:20 Method

The 80:20 rule or "Pareto Principle" states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes

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Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

February 01, 2015

Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

Basic extraction theory and the tastes associated with over, under and ideal coffee extractions. 

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December 08, 2014

Extract More Better

A brief post about why I aim for higher extractions.

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The Downward Spiral Of Death

December 08, 2014

The Downward Spiral Of Death

Why using a refractometer creates harmony and balance between barista and roaster.

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Man vs Volumetric

December 08, 2014

Man vs Volumetric

Explaining why your espresso bar will be grossly inconsistent if you’re not using volumetrics or weighing every single shot’s dose and yield.

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