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Myth 6: Tapping along side it for the portafilter with the tamper when dosing really helps to remove any loose grinds It was once common practice, and indeed it is still in lots of cafes across the world, but there’s actually an obvious response to this debate. Simply to get things straight, back in the… Read more
Myth 3: Longer shots = stronger coffee I will be often faced with this myth, specially when people crave a stronger espresso, but don’t desire to brew more coffee to achieve this. Essentially, only a small amount of coffee dissolves once we use water as our solvent. Up to 30% dissolves, and what remains is… Read more
One of several curious aspects of coffee making is that, historically, there’s been no formal training structure. Most parallel pursuits (cooking, wine making etc.) have formalized apprenticeships and education systems. Coffee making is often learn from more knowledgeable coffee makers or coffee roasting companies. This could easily lead to the perpetuation of practices which are… Read more
As an former barista, I’m pretty particular about my coffee, and therefore’s no different when I’m traveling. Sometimes, I don’t bring a travel coffee machine beside me and instead, i simply take pleasure in the local brews, especially when I’m planing a trip to places with great, affordable coffee cultures like into the Balkans. However,… Read more
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