With summer only around the corner. I thought of sharing different ways to drink cold brew. There are many ways to drink your cold brew. This blog post will be about adding a little excitement to the way we drink cold brew.
Making cold brew coffee can be done in many ways. However, this summer I'm going to adopt the 8 cup Chemex method to make my cold brew. The great thing about using the Chemex for your cold brew is the clarity and crispness you get in your cup.
I first heard about the Long Miles Coffee Project (LMCP) when I was in Seattle for the SCAA Coffee Expo. I was fortunate enough to get to go along to a presentation where founder of LMCP Ben Carlson spoke about his project.
I posted something about this on my Instagram a few weeks ago. Some people are using a cold bloom to initiate the brewing process in full immersion processes. So, I thought I'd put this process to the test and brew it side by side with the Aeropress.
I'm a massive fan of manual brewing, especially pourovers. I know this is a fundamental process of the manual brew method, but lately I've been noticing that a lot of people aren't rinsing their filter paper sufficiently.
It's always refreshing when you get the opportunity to work with people that love the coffee industry and want to make it better for the coffee drinker. Goat Story are one of those companies that want to make coffee a unique experience.
Being a coffee roaster in Melbourne, I get extremely spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee. However, being able to try coffees from different parts of the world is amazing and very educational. The Coffeevine is a subscription based service that sources the best coffee from the best roasters worldwide for you to enjoy.
Our Padre tech guru, Foster, lent me this stainless steel filter the other day and I was very sceptical about it. I'm not a huge fan of stainless steel filters but when I realised that the company behind it was IMS I got a little excited. They have created some great stainless steel filters for Aeropress and siphons.
Have you ever met those guys that always want to push the boundaries and discover new amazing things? Socratic Coffee are those guys. With their background in science and a passion for coffee, Joe and Jeremy are turning our questions into answers.
Before I start writing about how I did this, I wanted to say that all my results are based on taste. It's still a test method and after doing some research on the internet, I found that a few people have tried this method and have had some good and bad results.
When it comes to pourover coffee, the V60 has been the go to method for most specialty coffee shops and home brewers. However, in the last 2 years the Kalita Wave has become a conversational topic and is becoming the new favourite tool for brewers.
The Japanese designed Hario Woodneck Drip is one of the least used brewing methods. It’s not because the final cup is bad, it’s more the maintenance and cleaning of the cloth filter is time consuming and annoying.
Last week I had the opportunity to sit my Q graders certification. I’ve wanted to do it ever since I stepped into the specialty coffee industry. It was held at 5 Senses Training Academy where instructor Rouki Delrue took the class of 24 students on a sensory journey.
Kalita Wave dripper features a flat-bottomed brew bed for even extraction, and a filter design that reduces contact between the brewing space and the dripper itself. The Kalita Wave allows you to brew your favourite coffee more evenly, which directly contributes to a fuller flavour and a more balanced extraction.
I was going to write an introduction about Zac but he really doesn't need one. What I will say: some of his answers contain explicit language (CONTENT WARNING). He's an amazingly talented guy and a pleasure to interview.
As you continue your journey with brewing coffee. You will notice the word ‘bloom’ or ‘blooming pop up in all methods. I’m hoping to give you a slight insight on what blooming is and why it need to be done.
I was fortunate enough to work with Chris Hii about a year ago. He's an amazing person with a passion for art. His recent series caught my eye. Not just because he used coffee ink as his medium; it's also the way he captures the bearded coffee hipster.
The French Press has been a household staple for a very long time. Depending on where you come from, the French Press is also known as a plunger (Australia, New Zealand), caffettiera a stantuffo (Italy), cafetière à piston (France) and coffee press (USA).