Do you know, how to drink coffee

How to correctly drink coffee, or how do you like to drink coffee? Do you mix your coffee drink with a spoon? Do you drink it at once or do you wait? Do drink it cold, or very hot, warm? What is the best way to enjoy your coffee, did you think about this? Maybe…

Does light affect the freshness of roasted coffee beans?

 Coffee beans and light. Light changes everything… The stored coffee beans affect : Air Moisture Heat Light Light is a form of energy – called radiant energy. It impacts our emotional health and wellbeing. There is also a connection between light and our physical world. Nearly all living organisms grow with the help of ultraviolet (UV)…

What is the ‘best’ coffee maker, Electric pour-over machines

What is the ‘best’ coffee-maker?  The best coffee maker – will always be You. Even highly advanced coffee machines, will never be as good as you. Electric pour-over machines don’t have passion. If you love coffee and if you have some skills, you can always prepare better coffee. Automatic pour over-makers provide several programing options,…

The Art of Food and Coffee Pairing, Coffee Barista blog

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. – Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese writer, poet Coffee and food Why don’t we pair coffee with food, in order to enhance the complex flavors of both? In doing so, we could first smell and taste our coffee drinks. With no food at all to identify their…

High of pouring of water to coffee grains at coffee brewing

Power of water stream Many Coffee Brewers and Baristas are not aware that the height of the water stream during the pour-over process can have a big affect on the final result. If you pour the water into the filter from high up, the stream is stronger and can go through coffee grains fast and…

Coffee brewing, or How to prepare great 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.   But…

Barista skills – Coffee Brewing & Enjoying Tips

Seven tips for coffee brewing 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. It’s important that we storage the beans correctly. We should keep them away from sunlight, moisture, oxygen and heat….

Learning by Brewing, philosophy of ‘the perfect coffee’

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso We are often exposed to advertisements in our daily lives that single out the ‘best’ coffee beans or recipes how to brew the ‘best’ cup of coffee. Advertising techniques use the words ‘best’ and ‘better’ to create…

Coffee Filters for drippers, which is the right one?

Paper 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 together…

Coffee Brewing and & the Importance of Instincts

Barista and coffee brewing Many Baristas or coffee lovers are too much concerned about numbers.  They ask themselves, how many grams of coffee beans should I use? How many minutes should the pour-over process take? They worry about aspects that are less important in creating a delicious cup of coffee. Many people are  changing nearly…

Question: Should we drink water before or after coffee?

Answer: It’s recommended to drink 2 glasses of water before drinking 1 cup of coffee. That way, we can enjoy the aftertaste of coffee longer. If we drink the water right after the coffee, Baristas could think that we didn’t like the coffee and that we need to flush our mouth. But let’s not worry…

KETTLES, to select the correct one is very important …

Kettle The kettle is an important device that we are using when we are brewing coffee drinks. It may not seem as important as the grinder or dripper, but it is just as important and plays a significant role in the creation of the flavours of the final coffee drink. Kettles enable us to control…

Is there are difference between Drip and Pour-Over Coffee Brewing?

Drip and Pour-Over Coffee are two different methods. Often times, we use a combination of both processes to prepare coffee. Drip Brewing When we prepare coffee via the Drip method, we are slowly dripping water over the coffee grounds. In doing so, the water does not overflow the grind. This method depends strongly on our…

Coffee recipe – coffee brewing – Barista tips

“Ideal recipe for coffee brewing, what it will work for each coffee DOESN’T EXIST!” The biggest problem of coffee preparation n Europe, America… it is not , Barista hold recipes, but because they hold to much.Many Baristas in cafe shops, but at home follow some recipes from Youtube or with somebody set up, but they…

My tips, how to be good Home Barista

Home Rules Homes Barista enjoy to drink and to prepare coffee. Home Baristas are interested in the story behind each cup of coffee. Every story starts at a coffee plantation that is cultivated by passionate, hardworking people. Home Baristas know and what to learn more about the history of coffee culture. Home Baristas drink coffee…

Espresso Time – The Art of Living Fully in the Present

Preparing and enjoying an espresso is an art, a lifestyle and a vivid aesthetic ritual. It’s like appreciating a beautiful piece of music.The only thing that matters at this very moment is the act of enjoying the espresso drink. Espresso lovers Espresso lovers usually have a clear idea about their drinking ritual: a small, heavy…

How To Brew Coffee Manually: Water Temperature

Water temperature The water temperature plays a crucial role in the brewing-process and affects thethe aroma and flavours of the final coffee drink.   Coffee grounds are filled with various oils, acids and chemical compounds. There are soluble and insoluble particles. The soluble particles affect the aroma and flavor and the insoluble particles contribute to…

Minerals in the water for coffee. Coffee brewing.

Minerals in water for coffee Water is the most important part in coffee drinks because it makes up 98% of it. Magnesium Ions, Calcium and Sodium play significant role during  the extraction. Magnesium has the biggest influence on the extraction effect. Calciumn has slightly smaller influence. Recommendation: Before you will use water, taste and smell…

Storage of roasted coffee beans – Tips

Let’s keep our coffee beans fresh – as long as possible! If we want to maximize the flavours and aromas of our coffee-drinks, it’s important that we storage the beans correctly. A passionate coffee-lover once told me that it is a good idea to storage coffee beans like wine: We should keep them away from…

Mindful Coffee Moments: Grinding Coffee Beans

Coffee grinder The mortar and pestle are ancient grinding utensils and historically closely associated with creating medicine. They are effective tools to prepare ingredients and to bring out aromatic and essential oils in a natural way. In the Ethiopian culture, coffee preparation is a mindful ceremony during which the beans are ground with a mortar…