Water, A Key Factor in Brewing Better Coffee

Water, A Key Factor in Brewing Better Coffee

October 02, 2019

 If your coffee has a funk to it, it may not entirely be your beans, grind, method or temperature. It's possible making an adjustment to your water could be a key factor in brewing better coffee.

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What are Those Bubbles In My Pourover?

What are Those Bubbles In My Pourover?

May 07, 2019

Blooming is the initial “pre-wetting” of the bed of ground coffee in your brewing device. We want to bloom so co2 can release, and then move out of the way. When co2 escapes, you’re left with the desirable solubles that will bring out the flavors and carmelizations of the beans. The goal of the bloom is to get water working with the ground beans, not working with carbon dioxide.

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Ferris Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan - Bee House Dripper

Ferris Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan - Bee House Dripper

November 14, 2018

We chose two fluffy chairs close to the counter with unique end tables made from blocks of cut rough lumber. Curious about the brewing method, I slipped up to the counter where the barista was beginning my pour.  Not recognizing the brewing device, I asked inquisitively and she introduced me to the Bee House cone dripper.

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3 Steps to End Bad Coffee

3 Steps to End Bad Coffee

November 07, 2018

You’re so sick of it. It tastes terrible, looks nasty, and leaves a thick, brown ring around your coffee cup that you can’t scrub off.

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Coffee Extraction, The Inside Scoop

Coffee Extraction, The Inside Scoop

October 12, 2018

There’s a science behind how a cup of coffee is made, and it’s called coffee extraction. To put it simply, coffee extraction takes the flavor out of ground beans and fuses it with water. When done well, you get something great. When the extraction doesn’t go well, well… you get a bit of a mess.

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Coffee Aroma (It's Not All About the Smell)

Coffee Aroma (It's Not All About the Smell)

September 25, 2018

What do you do when you have a cup of coffee in your hands? Do you think about where the beans came from? Do you gulp it down, hoping you’ll...

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A Beginner's Guide To the Aeropresss Coffee Maker

A Beginner's Guide To the Aeropresss Coffee Maker

June 13, 2018

But you don’t have to be a barista or connoisseur to create a hot, steamy cup of Aeropress deliciousness. In fact, making Aeropress coffee at home is fun once you get the hang of it.

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Here's Why You Should Grind Your Own Whole Bean Coffee

Here's Why You Should Grind Your Own Whole Bean Coffee

June 05, 2018

For one thing, did you know ground coffee beans age? The longer they sit, the higher the chances are of losing flavor. You don’t get fresh coffee by the time you brew a cup, just stale coffee.

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Four Steps to Brew Better Coffee in your Auto Drip Coffee Maker

Four Steps to Brew Better Coffee in your Auto Drip Coffee Maker

May 11, 2018

I recently had a friend approach me about using whole bean coffee in his automatic drip coffee maker.  Like many, he always purchases pre-ground coffee and uses an auto drip brewer

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How to Make a Pour Over Coffee

How to Make a Pour Over Coffee

April 11, 2018

That delicious, satisfying jolt gives you the courage to power through the day. With each sip, you feel yourself waking up to the world.

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3 Reasons To Give Black Coffee a Try

3 Reasons To Give Black Coffee a Try

March 28, 2018

If you’re like many coffee drinkers, pouring cream or sugar into that steaming morning cup is just part of the routine. In fact, you’d probably feel weird without these “enhancements.” Naked, even

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Coffee Roasts - From Light Roast, to Dark Roast and in Between

Coffee Roasts - From Light Roast, to Dark Roast and in Between

March 22, 2018

 

People like to choose how long they want their steak to be cooked. With coffee beans, it comes down to the degree of roasting.

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