FILTER VS. ESPRESSO

VS Price What is the big benefit of filter made coffee? The price of the equipment.  If you want to prepare good Espresso drinks, you should invest money in the following equipment: Espresso machine Electric Coffee grinder Tamper Good filter pot Nano filter basket Softener For the filter method you need the following brewing equipment: […]

WHAT KIND OF COFFEE PREPARATION IS THE BEST FOR HOME BARISTAS?

There are two main coffee preparation methods: Espresso and Filter made coffee. Other methods of coffee preparation are pod options, capsules, instant made or Turkish coffee. In my opinion, filter made coffee brings the best final results. Easy preparation methods such as instant coffee and capsules can offer interesting flavour experiences, but in my opinion they are more […]

FILTERING OUT POOR FILTER CHOICES

Use Cone (Hario V60) or Flat-Bottom Dripper (Kalita, Melitta, Brewista)! Often times, it’s a difficult decision choosing the right filters for your dripper. Many people give the matter very little thought . . . but this can be a mistake. If you’d like to make an informed decision, read on, as I’ll share my top […]

Why I Love Filter Coffee So Much

My first memorable experience with coffee was smelling the drink while I was in the kitchen with my mother. She’d put on a pot for herself or friends, and soon our house would be a cafe. The aroma still returns me to those soothing days of youth. Later on, when I was a teenager, a […]

MINDSET FOR SUCCESS WITH SPECIALTY COFFEE

Mindset is your rudder in the boat of your life. – Shan White, Life Coach Let’s be the best version of ourselves, every day! Let’s practise mindset work with specialty coffee! We strongly believe that being the best version of ourselves starts with a positive growth-mindset. Coffee Nomads never settle! Our mindset determines how we […]

UNPLEASENT FLAVOURS IN A COFFEE

Coffee flavours Some of the unpleasant flavours Bitter flavours are usually connected with a higher temperature of brewing water. Also, if the coffee tastes bitter, it’s recommended to let the drink cool down a little bit. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share AlikeLicense Abstract:You may copy this content, […]

COFFEE DRIPPERS – WHAT EQUIPMENT IS THE BEST FOR YOU.

Hario focus on Clarity Wood neck focus on Body Aeropress focus on Body Chemex focus on Clarity Kalita focus on clarity but create also a good body Melita focus on Clarity French Press, focus on Body Clever Dripper focus on Body and Clarity Moka pot focus on body Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published […]

COFFEE BREWING METHODS

Two main coffee brewing methods INFUSION METHODS: It can be any method, where the water consistently flows through ground coffee from the filter to the cup. The exit holes of the coffee-maker are open and not blocked. Pre-infusion gives you control over clarity and extraction of the coffee brewing process. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017-2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here […]

COFFEE BREWING BASICS

Steps before you start: Prepare all equipment that you need. Check to see if the grinder is clean. Start preparing water. If you are in countries where you can use Tap water and it tastes good, I always recommend letting the water run for a few seconds before using it. While heating the water, you […]

BARISTA, BREWER AND HOME BARISTA

Barista It is general name for people who are mainly working with espresso machine in coffee shops. Similar name it is is used also for professions like are “Solicitors” or “Layer”. For the reason it can be confusing for some people. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share AlikeLicense […]

HOW TO BE GOOD HOME BARISTA

Home Barista is: A Home Barista is a specific person. The main character of a Home Barista is a deep passion for specialty coffee and the way of life that is associated with. Being a Home Barista not only awakes their inner fire, but it also brings them inner peace. They see specialty coffee culture […]

MISTAKES AND SOLUTIONS AT FILTER COFFEE

Possible sensory characteristics of the final coffee drink CORRECT: sweetness, complex acidity/fruit tones, sweet & ripe, full body, long ending UNDER-EXTRACTED: Sourness, saltiness, grassy, quick finish, lacking sweet, straw feeling OVER-EXTRACTED: bitter, sharp, dry, saltiness FLAT FLAVOURS: Usually the problem is not only created during the brewing process (for example by not choosing a suitable […]

COFFEE BREWING – DEFINITION

Brewing Brewing is a very important part of all the processes. It is hard to say what part of the process, from selecting coffee beans, equipment, preparation, blooming or even writing the recipe for the coffee drink to be served, is most important. I think the only difference is in the time for blooming and […]

COFFFEE BLOOMING – WHAT IS IT?

Blooming – what is it? The blooming process is one of the more important processes of the coffee preparation. The main reason is that this time one starts the first relation/connection between the water and the coffee grains. Also, this time you start to create the flavours. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2018-2019Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under […]

10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BREWING SKILLS

Coffee enjoying & Brewing skills Buy freshly roasted, whole beans. I prefer to purchase beans that come with a roasting date that is not older than 2 to 4 weeks. I use them within 6 weeks. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017-2018Some Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Attribution, Share AlikeLicense Abstract:You may copy this content, […]

THE AROMA OF TARRAZU, COSTA RICA

TARRAZU We rented a car for 1 week and explored the Tarrazu region, which is located in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica. This area is a gourmet coffee growing center of the country and a mecca for coffee-lovers. While driving through the highlands and valleys, we passed many coffee fields. We saw quiet mountain […]

HOW TO PREPARE GOOD POUR-OVER COFFEE

Trust our Instincts or Rely on Knowledge and Data? Tuning into our physical sensations and gut instincts will help us in making the right decisions, not only when preparing coffee. Let’s not ignore what our body is trying to tell us. Let’s not just follow recipes, without seeing, touching, tasting, listening and smelling. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019Some Rights […]

COFFEE IS N’T COMPETETION

Life is not a competition. Living a fulfilled and meaningful life is about cooperation and compassion. Specialty Coffee Championships I like the idea of ‘Specialty Coffee Festivals’ that celebrate the idea of unity and diversity. It does not matter, who is ‘the best’ farmer, ‘the best’ roaster or ‘the best’ barista because ‘the best’’ does […]

World Barista Championship (WBC) + IDEA

World Barista Championship (WBC): Who is the winner? Why changing passion for competition? It is competition, which started in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 2000. The first winner was Robert Thoresen from Norway. It is running every year in different place around The World. The last one took place in Amsterdam. A couple of days ago, somebody told […]

BEAING A HOME BARISTA

“Some pursue happiness – others create it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (American essayist, 1803 -1882) Home Barista I met an old friend of mine the other day. We spoke about life and traveling. After a while, he said: “Marek, you know a lot about coffee. I’m sure you have a secret recipe for preparing excellent […]

HEIRLOOM ARABICA – ETHIPIAN COFFEES

Heirloom’ coffees  – Enjoy delicious historic flavors When trying to capture the essence of Ethiopian coffees, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, a Chicago based US coffee roasting company, cites the American dancer, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927): “No, I can’t explain the dance to you. If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point […]

ETHIOPIAN COFFEE BEANS

You travel on until you return home; you live on until you return to earth. – Ethiopian Proverb Ethiopia is a fascinating country. ‘The Land of Origins’ has a rich history, hospitable people with deep spiritual traditions, indescribably beautiful landscapes with striking natural contrasts. Ethiopia is the home the world’s rarest animals and plants and […]

COFFEE PAPER FILTERS

COFFEE FILTERS Coffee filters were invented in the early 1900s by Melitta Benz, a housewife from Dresden, Germany with a big passion for coffee. She was brewing coffees daily and was not happy with the fact that too many coffee grounds were getting into her final cup. To solve this problem, she linked two things […]