Strength Calculators

These interactive calculators will help you understand the effect of adding water to coffee from the perspective of strength (Total Dissolved Solids, or concentration

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Cowculator

Cowculator

 

The Cowculator figures out the precise breakdown of coffee, fat, protein and sugar in your milky drinks.

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Consulting

Information on consulting services offered by Barista Hustle

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Barista Hustle Slack

The BH Slack has been suspended.  Turns out thousands of people in Slack isn't conducive to productive conversations. We'll see you on instagram though! 🙂

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2017 Predictions and Promises

2017 is shaping up to be a massive year for Barista Hustle and the coffee community at large. The following is a few of my predictions and promises for this year and beyond.

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The Cafe Button Project

 

A while back I talked about the potential value of having a button in your cafe that asked customers a simple question

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Stop Renouncing Refractometers

Stop Renouncing Refractometers

It’s 2016 and there’s still a lot of misinformation and anti-intellectualism surrounding refractometers for coffee. Here’s a couple phrases I’ve read recently, and my rebuttals

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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 this compass in no time. If not, I recommend…

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The Coffee Compass

The Coffee Compass

The Brewed Coffee Compass is very simple to use: 1. Brew a coffee. 2. Taste it. 3. If you experience any negative flavours, find them on the map (left). 4. Those flavours are now the center of the compass (right). 5. Find the direction you need to travel in order to get back in the green. 6. When you brew the next cup…

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VST:WTF Part 3

Understanding more about the EK43 and why it makes coffee taste better. Part 3.

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VST:WTF Part 2

Now that I’ve covered what a refractometer is and how it works, it’s important to understand what it can and cannot do.

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VST:WTF Part 1

A lecture called ‘VST:WTF?’. It’s a two hour long foray into the science of measuring coffee with a refractometer.

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The Death Of The Death Of The Barista

The Death Of The Death Of The Barista

Super-automatic espresso machines are getting better. I think it’s safe to say that in the not-too-distant future, they’ll be able to make coffee as consistently as a well trained barista.

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