#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? ...

#recipes #latte #machristay #guatemalan coffee

Hibiscus Latte, The Perfect Spring Latte

Spring is finally arrived in Upstate New York after frequent teasing by mother nature. As May rolls in with its wavering rainy days and sun flooded afternoons, this comforting sweet and floral recipe is the perfect last hot drink to curl up with as we wait for summer. The Hibiscus Latteis a great compliment to many coffees because, as you may have already noted, many varieties of beans naturally carry the subtle floral tea-like undertones in their flavor 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. ...

#cold brew #iced coffee

What's the Difference Between Cold Brew and Iced Coffee?

Since the recent popularity of cold brew coffee many consumers have wondered - what is the difference between cold brew and iced coffee? The main difference is the brewing method itself; cold brew is steeped with cold water for 12-48 hours, where iced coffee is brewed with hot water and then mixed with cold water and refrigerated. Both methods are relatively easy to execute, but the flavor profile achieved can be dramatically different. ...

#coffee basics #coffee bean

How Is Coffee Grown

Some of the best coffee beans in the world are grown between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn in and area known as the "Coffee Belt". South America dominates coffee plantations with Brazil contributing more than 40% of all coffee production worldwide. The coffee bean is actually a seed, and it is tucked inside the fruit of a coffee plant similar to a pit of a cherry. The two most common coffee beans are Arabica and Robusta. ...

#filtration #water #water quality

Water Filtration: What to Do When Your Water Isn't Up to Snuff

So, you’ve done all of the research on which espresso machine is best for you and after what seems like forever, you make a decision and choose that a gorgeous direct plumbed espresso machine of your dreams. So why should I worry about the water? Scale deposits - which are due to a high amount of carbonate hardness in your water. These deposits can cause several issues, the least of which is coffee, that does not taste as it should! ...