#how to choose a grinder #espresso grinder #coffee grinder

Choosing an Espresso Grinder

A consistent grind is hugely important in the process of making a high-quality cup of coffee, which is why the grinder is the most important piece of equipment when it comes to coffee preparation. Can it be more important than the actual machine itself? Yes, it can be. The grinder determines if the coffee you brew after you grind actually can be any good. Bad grind = bad coffee. To prove the level of consistency of grind, we need a burr grinder and not a blade grinder. ...

#acaia lunar #coffee scale

Why Weigh Your Coffee

From beans-to-brew your barista is weighing the entire process for the sake of your drink tasting the same every single time you walk through the door. Consistency in any industry is key and in coffee it couldn't be more important. Widely talked about in the barista world, and as many home baristas start to dial in their recipes, the question will often come up of weight versus volume. Let's say they have used 17g of grinds and are pulling a 2oz shot, but something is off in the profile? ...

#double boiler #single boiler

Single Boiler vs Dual Boiler

When brewing espresso drinks there is a need for two different temperatures. Espresso is prepared best when the coffee is extracted at temperatures well below boiling point, around 198-204F. However, when it comes time to steam milk for lattes and other milk-based espresso drinks, this requires a large amount of steam at a temperature well above boiling. There are varied methods that manufacturers use to tackle the issue of handling two temperature outputs. ...