Cowculator

Cowculator

The Cowculator It’s time people. For the second instalment of our series on milk, we give you “The Cowculator”. The Cowculator figures out the precise breakdown of coffee, fat, protein and sugar in your milky drinks. You can use it for both drip/filter and espresso...
A Lighter Tamper?

A Lighter 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...
The Espresso Compass

The Espresso Compass

The Espresso Compass is a little more complicated than the Brewed Coffee Compass. Last year I wrote a series on Espresso, culminating in a video showing the relationship between extraction, brew ratio, and the coffee control chart. If you’re on top of that, you’ll get...
The Coffee Compass

The Coffee Compass

The Brewed Coffee Compass is very simple to use: Brew a coffee. Taste it. If you experience any negative flavours, find them on the map (left). Those flavours are now the center of the compass (right).  Find the direction you need to travel in order to get back in the...

Temperature Equilibrium Calculator

Last week I shared some basic science about espresso equilibrium temperature. This week I’ve whipped up a calculator that can figure it all out for you. Put in your recipe and check out the result! Because the specific heat of water is so much higher, it will affect...