(ADVANCED) Aeropress Championship Recipes – deconstructed and explained

Who has ever looked for winning aeropress recipes and tried to repeat them at home? I am guilty, I’ve tried. And I am almost sure that if you are here, reading this – you have done it as well.

How were the results?

Mine… Were controversial. I mean, those are the winning recipes, they must taste very good – that’s the point, no? But they kinda were tasting just ok. Just fine. In the beginning. And when the coffee cooled down – they were not tasty anymore.
Who has ever looked for winning aeropress recipes and tried to repeat them at home? I am guilty, I’ve tried. And I am almost sure that if you are here, reading this – you have done it as well.

How were the results?

Mine… Were controversial. I mean, those are the winning recipes, they must taste very good – that’s the point, no? But they kinda were tasting just ok. Just fine. In the beginning. And when the coffee cooled down – they were not tasty anymore. Surprise!… Continue reading (ADVANCED) Aeropress Championship Recipes – deconstructed and explained

Roasting Coffee or “You can’t always get what you want”

Back in 2015 Rob Hoos published a book that, I like to think, changed the perspective of the roasters who read it about how to roast coffee in order to taste in a specific way. How to add sweetness, what to do to increase the perception of the body, how to mitigate or accentuate the acidity. “Modulating the Flavor Profile of Coffee. One Roaster’s Manifesto” … Continue reading Roasting Coffee or “You can’t always get what you want”

#73 – Is purchasing “bad” coffee inevitable?

  I recently tried a very grassy underdeveloped coffee. Beans were hard as rocks. Coffee tasted really bad.   But the marketing of the roaster was more or less what you would expect it to be. With the words like “excellence”, “leading roaster”, “specialty coffee”, “professional approach”, “let us take you for a journey to the world of specialty coffee” etc   So it made … Continue reading #73 – Is purchasing “bad” coffee inevitable?

#71 – Tasting Notes and Tasting Coffee

Once again, while browsing online, I stumbled upon an instagram account of one coffee enthusiast. The post was saying “I didn’t taste strawberries, but chocolate and lime were there” – and a pictire of a coffee bag from one respected roaster. I like specialty coffee, cause it is simple, at first glance, especially when you are a coffee enthusiast or geek, and then it gets … Continue reading #71 – Tasting Notes and Tasting Coffee

#70 – Killing me Softly, or once again about Water Question

    What is the right water to use when brewing coffee? What is the water you are brewing with?   I’ve been facing many coffee superstitions lately, or some sort of beliefs, and the water-related topics are in the lead. They are winning over the battle of “right” coffee recipes for different methods (coffee recipe is not something set in stone – it is … Continue reading #70 – Killing me Softly, or once again about Water Question

#69 – Looking for the Unicorn: Espresso and Filter roasts

  … is there really a significant difference between them, or dividing the roasts these way is more of a remnant of the past?   I was trying to buy some coffee from the Spanish roaster this morning, and found again that division. That they have 2 roasts, for espresso and for filter, and they highly not recommend using the filter one in espresso. Didn’t … Continue reading #69 – Looking for the Unicorn: Espresso and Filter roasts