EBF: What is it?

EBF : Espresso Brewing Formula Measuring coffee by volume is inconsistent because as coffee ages, the amount of crema also varies. Typically we define an extraction by saying something like 30 mL in 25 seconds or 30 mL in 20 seconds. Scientifically, this is known as a volumetric flow rate, i.e. change in volume over…

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IMPROVING MY SENSORY SKILLS WITH IDA STEEN (CoffeeMind)

If you work with your nose and tastebuds (barista, sommeliers, chefs, bartenders, mixologists, or training for SCAE Sensory skills or future Q Grader or / and Q Robusta grader, bakers…) I highly encourage you to attend the ‘Sensory performance‘ course with Ida Steen from CoffeeMind. You can read in the Caffeine mag (June – July 2016 #21)  what several people, who…

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Liqueur d’Espresso ‘Fait maison’

Afin de satisfaire vos envie de Kaluha et de Tia Maria dans vos cocktails maison, pourquoi ne pas faire une liqueur d’espresso à votre goût! Pour cela vous aurez besoin, pour 1L de liqueur 1 litre de rhum blanc 80g de café (torréfaction moyenne) Moudre finement le café, aussi fin que pour un espresso. Mettre…

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A little espresso recipe exercise for simple domestic espresso machine

A little espresso recipe exercise for simple domestic espresso machine I’m exploring several espresso recipes with light roasted heirloom Ethiopian beans, roasted 2 month ago. I use the same amount of beans but different yield, then different grind. I also play with the tamping and the distribution of the grind. As a guideline, I used…

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Temperature Equilibrium In Espresso (Coffee Hustle)

Temperature Equilibrium In Espresso Coffee Hustle The advent of PID control on espresso machines brought with it a feverish obsession with temperature control. “We want more precise temperatures” the professionals cried; and almost all manufacturers have been delivering with aplomb. Reflecting on these advances, one might ask: how important is precise machine temperature control on…

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Grind and Extraction

Grind and Extraction ************************************************************ GRINDER BURRS *************************************************************** ON DEMAND MAZZER GRINDER  1 – Dial in / Adjust the grind size In order to adjust the size of the portion dispensed, use the “manual grinding” button. After having set the optimal degree of fineness, check the weight of the dose with a digital precision scale. Pull a shot and…

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7 Simple steps to make a good espresso

7 Simple steps to make a good espresso   1 – GRINDING Empty the dosing chamber of all ground coffee and brush clean. Take empty and clean double baskets out of the portafilter and place it on the scale Make sure that your scale is at zero Pour beans into grinder and only grind until you…

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