The Cowculator – Part 1

The Cowculator – Part 1

Milk is complex. This post breaks milk down and explains each of its components: fat, sugar, protein and “ash”.

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For a Good Puck

For a Good Puck

Have you ever had your coffee-making analysed by someone who sticks their fingers in your spent pucks? Have you ever decided not to use a particular espresso basket or recipe because the grinds are sloppy after brewing? If you’ve answered yes to any of these, this post is for you. You can stop worrying about…

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Everything Is a Blend

Everything Is a Blend

Every coffee is some kind of blend. This post details how processes at the farm affect evenness, with help from producer Aida Batlle.

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Distribution Test Results

Distribution Test Results

 

Testing distribution methods for espresso is turning out be quite a journey. This post is another step toward understanding what’s actually going on between the grinder and espresso machine

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Distributing for Espresso

Distributing for Espresso

Distribution is the act of evening out the coffee grinds in an espresso machine’s basket before tamping. This helps the water pass through all of the coffee grinds at the same speed and pressure, increasing the evenness of the extraction. Baristas around the world are distributing with needles, toothpicks, credit cards, knives…

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Let’s Talk About Roasting

Let’s Talk About Roasting

 

This is a post about how to talk about coffee roasts. It isn’t a post about how to roast coffee (although there’s some nuggets in there).

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Surface Area and Time

Surface Area and Time

 

In this post I’ll be covering how to increase or decrease the overall extraction of a brew from a theoretical standpoint

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Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

Coffee Extraction and How to Taste It

This post will cover some basic extraction theory and the tastes associated with over, under and ideal coffee extractions. Extraction is arguably the most important and least understood aspect of coffee brewing. It’s everything. Without extraction, you don’t even get a cup of coffee. Here’s my super simple and…

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About The Hustle

If you’re wondering what The Hustle is and how it works, you’ve come to the right place. T

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The EK43 Part Two

The EK43 Part Two

 

Understanding more about the EK43 and why it makes coffee taste better. Part 2.

 

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