The Secret to Roasting the Perfect Coffee

Man’s Rule’s [more is better!] when applied to the amount of grounds used for brewing will definitely [if the coffee is fresh] destroy the palatal nature of the extraction. Filter drip coffee at it’s best is a balance of rather exacting [to the uninitiated] weights, grind, time and water quality. The most common mistakes made

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Brewing Coffee 101

Perhaps the most daunting task for a coffee shop owner and home brewer is obtaining an extraction that is truly tasteful, elegant and represents the most complete cup the coffee being brewed has to offer. Filter drip coffee at its best is a delicate balance of weights, grinds, time and water quality and of course,

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Fresh Coffee Aromatics

What does freshness mean? Freshness is perhaps as important in coffee as it is in your vegetables. I am referring to freshness in coffee as days after roasting until brewing and consumption. The reality is quite amazing. Perhaps 80% of what you taste in coffee is the result of aromatics that we recognize as aroma

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The Enemies of Coffee

Yes, coffee has enemies! Actually your coffee begins it’s degradation process as it leaves the roaster. As previously mentioned coffee will lose 50% of it’s more volatile aromatics within the first five days after roasting. Volatile aromatics equate to flavor and the loss is easily identified by cupping the coffees in a sequential manner as

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Urban Coffee and Latte Art

The Emperor has no clothes Just returned from New York City. I must say I was rather disappointed in the cosmopolitan coffee scene. I know that there are regional differences in coffee tastes,but what I found was almost tragic. A bright note was the level of skill displayed with latte art. I had a beautiful

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