Roast Development and Colour

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...
Nutation: An Apology

Nutation: An Apology

Back in the 2013 World Barista Championships, I used a tamping style called ‘nutation’ for all of my espressos. Many of you have been asking about this technique via email so this week I’m going to explain what it is, how to do it properly and why I don’t recommend...
The Cowculator – Part 1

The Cowculator – Part 1

Just like coffee, milk is an extremely complicated and diverse beast. No two milks are alike. If you make decisions about the milk used at a cafe or even in your kitchen at home, it really pays to know what’s going on. Let’s dive straight in. Milk is...
Man vs Volumetric

Man vs Volumetric

  Jamie was entirely focused on the shots when he made them. This does not represent a true service situation and is a big leg-up for the Human party. No human can focus on 3 groups during service with any kind of accuracy. We use VST 22g Precision Filters, Lab...