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In praise of the Baratza Encore

In praise of the Baratza Encore

In 2012, New York Times food writer, Oliver Strand, wrote an article about a coffee grinder. The grinder — the Baratza Encore — was new on the market at the time, ripe for the picking as consumers were left with...

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Sifting coffee?? What the heck is that?

Sifting coffee?? What the heck is that?

The act of sifting coffee grinds began as a geeky barista endeavour, using the method as a “secret weapon" to enhance competitive coffee brewing. The edge it provided baristas with was sweeter coffees and less bitterness; this almost guaranteed the...

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A Close-Up Look at Hand Grinders

A Close-Up Look at Hand Grinders

Making the call when buying a new hand grinder can be a tough decision, and for good reason; getting your hands on a coffee grinder that meets your needs is one of the most significant ways to start making more consistently tasty coffee over time.

Written by Brett Bonk

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Practical Water Guide for Coffee Professionals Part 1

Practical Water Guide for Coffee Professionals Part 1

"With the emergence of science-based resources like the Water Quality Handbook and Water for Coffee, baristas and roasters are more aware than ever of the critical role of water in coffee quality. Rather than merely prescribing a formula, we’ve always found it more enlightening to experiment with possibilities... some colleagues and I have been tinkering with water, and investigating what kinds of flavors might spring up."

 - By Chris Kornman of Daily Coffee News

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