loader image
January 30, 2017 /
Temperature Equilibrium Calculator

Last week I shared some basic science about espresso equilibrium temperature. This week I’ve whipped up a calculator that can figure it all out for you. Put in your recipe and check out the result!

Because the specific heat of water is so much higher, it will affect the equilibrium temperature much more than coffee can. Feel free to play around with the numbers to get a feel for the effects of water vs coffee temperature.

If you can measure the temperature of your coffee grinds pre- and mid-service you’ll be able to see the difference. You can also use this calculator to find a brewing water temperature that achieves the same overall equilibrium temperature. It won’t make an espresso identical to the cooler grinds/hotter water during pre-service, but it’ll definitely be closer!

I highly recommend an infrared thermometer as coffee grinds are very poor thermal conductors when measured with thermocouples.

 

Coaching Calendar

Find a course with a BH Certified Coach

February 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
  • FR: BARISTA ONE
7
8
9
  • AU: Barista One
10
11
12
13
14
  • ZAR: Barista One
15
  • ZAR: Barista One
16
17
  • Malaysia, Emery School of Coffee, Kuala Lumpur, Barista One with Cadence Sim
18
19
20
21
22
  • HP11BH/Hemel: Barista One
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
  • HP11BH/Hemel: Barista One

News & Updates

Sign-up, Take part and keep in touch!

Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of

Copyright © 2019 Barista Hustle, All Rights Reserved!

You have Successfully Subscribed!