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But Really, Why Gooseneck?

But Really, Why Gooseneck?

Dec 21st 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
Hot, nearly boiling, water is a necessity for brewing coffee. It’s that hot water that makes contact with the grounds and begins the delicate extraction of flavors and aromas from your favorite coffee. Yes, this may seem like basic information, b …
Water for Filter Coffee vs. Espresso

Water for Filter Coffee vs. Espresso

Nov 16th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
Water is one of the more complicated variables involved in making great coffee and espresso. Spending time researching terms like "bicarbonate" and "chloride" and how they affect your water can leave you feeling like you’re cramming for a chemistry …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your V60

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your V60

Jul 29th 2021 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your V60 dripper, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.Depending on where and when you got into coffee, it’s likely that Hario’s V60 was the first pour over dripper to cat …
Basic Coffee Brewing Principles

Basic Coffee Brewing Principles

Oct 28th 2020 Written by mike.greene
The basics of how to brew coffee at home. How to choose your coffee beans, use good water, and find the right recipe.Before I got my first job as a barista I marveled at what seemed like alchemy going on behind the counter. The clinking of coffee be …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Flat-Bottom Brewer

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Flat-Bottom Brewer

Jan 7th 2020 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your Kalita wave, December Dripper, Gino, Bloom and more, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.I’ve been a disciple of the flat bottomed brewer for years now, waxing poetic …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your French Press

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your French Press

Jan 6th 2020 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your french press, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.There aren’t many purer representations of the wonders of full-immersion coffee brewing than the french press. Resu …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Chemex

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Chemex

Jan 6th 2020 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your Chemex, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.When it comes to pour over coffee there isn’t a brewer that has stood the test of time quite like the Chemex. Its Bauhaus …
Intermediate Coffee Brewing Principles

Intermediate Coffee Brewing Principles

Jan 5th 2020 Written by mike.greene
A dive into the science of coffee brewing, looking at coffee extraction, the impact of brew strength, and how you can influence those to produce delicious coffee time and time again.Making good coffee consistently seems easy enough—good roasted coffe …