A Plastic Tamper?

I’ve had a number of barista tools and products rolling around my head for a while and the time has come to start making them a reality. The first was evidently a re-think of the humble tamper. This post is an explanation of the rationale behind that tamper: a...

Aricha

December 2016 – Aricha   “What you really want when you think Yirgacheffe”   The final subscription instalment of 2016 comes to us from Ethiopia via Small Batch Roasting Co. in Melbourne, Australia. It’s a picture perfect, textbook...

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. Apologies for the rant, but we should be collectively well past this. “Higher extraction...

Roast Development and Colour

A while back I posted Let’s talk about roasting. This was in reference to three sliding scales of roasting: colour, development, and last-minute behaviour. I’d like to take this information on a different spin, comparing just development and colour. Roasts...