Pairing wine and food has been done for centuries. Fine dining restaurants have specific persons, usually called sommeliers, doing that job so why wouldn’t cafés do the same thing?
Working as a barista means being a true crafts(wo)man! What if the daily routines turn the passion into pain preventing the barista from working and maybe even changing the career?
Last time we focused on the fundamentals of coffee brewing. This time we will concentrate on different coffee brewing methods! I’m, as a Finn, a big fan of filter coffee. Many think that coffee is just a way to survive through your day, kind of fuel for the body but I think it’s really complex and interesting thing to experiment with. So many wonderful and clear tastes!
Let’s get really geeky for a moment and talk about coffee brewing recipes. I’ll will be talking about filter coffee brewing recipes this time, but same things concern espresso to some extent.
It comes as a surprise for many that Finnish people consume the most coffee in the world per capita with our 10 kg consumption per person yearly. Though, Finland isn’t known for its coffee culture even though it is deeply rooted into our culture. Let’s see what Finnish coffee culture is like.
Yearning for a good cup of coffee but struggling with all the different checklists and instructions across internet? Some basic things can lead to either a misery or a pleasure in the cup. Here are TOP 5 tips for good coffee!
There are many variables along our way to the perfect cup. When preparing drip coffee, we cannot ignore the role of basket shape. The question is: cone shaped of flat bottom? Or does it matter?
Syphon brewer is probably the most exciting way to brew coffee. Syphon brewing involves fire or halogen beam heater, vacuum effect and fancy looking lab equipment which all make so exciting. Syphon brewer, invented in Germany in the early 19th century, is a full immersion brewer which leads to full-bodied and full-flavoured cups. Brewing coffee with syphon can be a little tricky so let’s see the steps how to brew coffee with syphon.
If you choose a brewing method and device that require filtering, you have basically three options: paper, metal and cloth. The most common option for filtering is filter papers. Filter papers come in different shapes, sizes and colour but what makes a good filter paper? Now let’s take a deeper look at the filter papers!
Omni-roasting has been booming among coffee roasteries during past five years. What does omni-roasting mean? How do you omni-roast? What is the difference between traditional and omni-roast? Let's answer these questions!
Filters are manufactured in plenty of shapes, sizes and materials. Does the filter really have an effect on your coffee? And what else should be taken into account when choosing the filter?
I participated in Brewer Cup 2020 Finnish Nationals and I wanted to share how I prepared and trained for the Brewers Cup 2020. Read my tips how to prepare Brewers Cup coffee, roasting, water, brewing and presentation.
In my previous blog I wrote about how to prepare for national barista championships and now I'm going to tell you my competition in 2020 did go. I participated in Brewers Cup 2020 - Finnish nationals that where held in March, 2020.
Iced coffee is often overlooked and it's a great way to brew cold coffee at home. Iced coffee is also probably the fastest way to brew cold and refreshing coffee drink at home as you don't need 16 hours of brewing like in cold brew or an espresso machine like in iced latte. In iced coffee a part of the brewing water is replaced with ice placed in the decanter and the coffee otherwise brewed like pour over filter coffee. Let's dig deeper into iced coffee!
Aeropress has been a barista favourite since it made to the coffee scene 15 years ago and now they have launched a new version of it; Aeropress Go. Aeropress Go is small, light, durable, easy to wash, versatile and fast in use. What’s not to love in Aeropress Go! See what's the Aeropress Go all about and how you can use it.
What is agitation and why we need it when brewing coffee? Is agitation a barista’s key to success? Can we make a brew without? If you are aiming to consistent extraction (and why wouldn’t you!), agitation is one of your tools to be the captain and not the co-pilot of the upcoming brews.
Chemex is an elegant looking coffee brewing device. Chemex can be used in cafes, at home or where ever you want to brew several cups at a time and have the audience fascinated by the view. Let's see what is Chemex about and how to brew coffee with Chemex!
Have you seen people using their own coffee brewing water in coffee competitions? Have you wondered how to make your own brewing water? It's pretty easy and affordable to make your own coffee brewing water. Let's see how easy it is to make your own coffee brewing water!
Filter coffee makers come in different shapes and sizes and now there's a new kid in the block; Ratio Six. Ratio Six by Ratio Coffee promises modern brewing techniques without any big hassle so that you can concentrate on enjoying your cup of delicious filter coffee. Let's see if Ratio Six can keep its promises and what is Ratio Six all about!
Freezing coffee beans for storage has been a controversial topic in the coffee industry in the past but lately freezing beans have been seen as a good idea. Why is freezing coffee beans good idea and how should you do the freezing? Does freezing the coffee beans really make your coffee taste even better?