Shake it Real Good
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by brygmanden
3w ago
Last month, we wrote about why you might want to shake your grounds before making espresso. Lance Hedrick’s testing showed that shaking was somehow dramatically increasing extraction in his espressos... The post Shake it Real Good appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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RDT vs The AutoComb
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by brygmanden
3M ago
You've probably heard that scientists recently caught up with something home baristas have known for nearly two decades: that spraying your coffee with water just before grinding can reduce the amount of static created.... The post RDT vs The AutoComb appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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Grinding Bean-by-Bean
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by brygmanden
4M ago
Grinding coffee bean-by-bean is up there with cryogenic grinding, double grinding and re-processing as a kind of impractical perfection — all of which are generally dismissed as inappropriate for the commercial environment... The post Grinding Bean-by-Bean appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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Round Two — Battle of the Baskets
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by BHLearn
7M ago
The defining feature of this new wave of high extraction filter baskets for espresso is the pattern of holes at the bottom of the basket. Manufacturers have completely re-thought the way these are laid out, to ensure even extraction... The post Round Two — Battle of the Baskets appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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Battle of the Baskets
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by brygmanden
7M ago
The big leap in espresso technology is something brilliantly simple, intuitive and affordable. It’s the ‘high extraction’ filter baskets. Armed with these new baskets and better distribution tools, baristas are making different... The post Battle of the Baskets appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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Tiny Coffee, Massive Bills
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by brygmanden
9M ago
In the face of unchecked price-gouging by energy companies, what can cafe owners do to keep their bills under control? Big savings can be had by ditching boilers for good - and even doing away with the espresso machine altogether... The post Tiny Coffee, Massive Bills appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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The End of First Crack?
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by brygmanden
10M ago
Is it possible that neither first crack, nor the precise adjustments to the gas settings that roasters make afterwards, are actually very important in coffee roasting? No matter how complex a roast profile you design for a drum roaster, you could... The post The End of First Crack? appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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What We Taste When We Taste Acidity
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by brygmanden
1y ago
New research published this week, however, suggests that the levels of many of the organic acids found in brewed coffee are so low as to be essentially undetectable (Birke Rune et al 2023). The post What We Taste When We Taste Acidity appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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Iced Latte Art
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by BHLearn
1y ago
Cold foam has become pretty popular over the last few years, and yet, visually, cold foam lattes are firmly stuck in the 1980s. In other words: a tall, layered drink in a glass, topped with a spoonful of stiff foam like whipped cream. Wouldn’t it be great if... The post Iced Latte Art appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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Wet Weiss for Espresso
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by brygmanden
1y ago
As with all our best and wildest experiments, our investigation of Wet Weiss for espresso began with a conversation with multidisciplinary industrial scientist Professor Abbott. He suggested that adding some water before tamping might allow us to pack the bed of coffee more tightly together. The post Wet Weiss for Espresso appeared first on Barista Hustle ..read more
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