Bio Charcoal with Coffee Waste

Hello Roasters and Baristi friends! Here a new way to re-use your coffee waste and fight deforestation – Bio Charcoal! It is quite simple to make. You will need 1kg Dry Used Ground Coffee or Coffee Chaff or mix of both 33g of Lime (for your gardening)130g of Corn Starch1L to 1,5L of Boiling HotContinue reading “Bio Charcoal with Coffee Waste”

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Maguta House Blend Available in Europe!

Coffee Collaboration Do you want to get coffee direct from a coffee producer, who farms in harmony with the environment, and roasts his own coffee? Wait no longer! David Maguta, Coffee Producer from Nyeri, Kenya, just roasted, few days ago, his delicious Riuru II, with flavours of ripe stone fruit, like peach, apricot and nectarine,Continue reading “Maguta House Blend Available in Europe!”

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The Other Benefits of Used Ground Coffee

The Other Benefits of Used Ground Coffee (… and coffee!) Every morning , I enjoy power walking or and going to gym. It improves my olfactory senses. Therefore, a large dose a Caffeine is needed!! As caffeine relaxes your muscles, it increases your dopamine, and makes you happy to sweat and push your limits. Amazing! However not only theContinue reading “The Other Benefits of Used Ground Coffee”

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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. MettreContinue reading “Liqueur d’Espresso ‘Fait maison’”

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1 selection de grains et 4 méthodes de Préparation

J’ai reçu d’un de mes torréfacteurs Londoniens favoris, Caravan, un paquet de de café Kenyan, Mugaya AA, de la  région de Kirinyaga, après une séance de dégustation.  La variété de grains est SL-28 et SL-34 (une variété résistante aux maladies du caféier) et les notes de ce café sont Cassis, Ananas, Menthe Fraîche avec un finisContinue reading “1 selection de grains et 4 méthodes de Préparation”

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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 usedContinue reading “A little espresso recipe exercise for simple domestic espresso machine”

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Mon refractomètre / My refractometer

Mon refractomètre / My refractometer Arrivée ce matin et déjà utilisé! Arrived this morning and already in use! Première lecture / First reading Première lecture Assez  satisfaisante! J’ai utilisé le café Ethiopien (la région de Yirgacheff) de la brûlerie Prodigy Coffee de Brooklyn NewYork. V60 – 17g de  café /250ml (217ml de café ) SolubleContinue reading “Mon refractomètre / My refractometer”

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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 andContinue reading “Grind and Extraction”

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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 youContinue reading “7 Simple steps to make a good espresso”

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