Ever feel like brewing your own nice cup of specialty coffee at home, but taken aback by the list of equipment you have to buy? Worry not, we’re here to help you sort out what’s important to have first thing first, and what you can save for later. Yes, you read that right. Despite the […]
…And making your coffee taste awful. So you enter your neighbourhood cafe. The barista, beaming with joy, welcomes you with his ear-to-ear smile. While you are eyeing on the menu, he eagerly explains various delicacies of coffee you’d be tempted to try. You got sweet tongue, so you opt for natural-processed coffee. This time, you […]
After it’s roasted, your coffee beans will keep on ‘breathing’ out gasses until it becomes stale. The one-way valve attached to the packaging helps getting out of this gas, keeping your coffee package from bursting out. Bag without valves clearly signs yellow light, as it means the coffee has been pre-staled or ‘aired’ before they are bagged. If the package doesn’t bloat, it’s either your coffee has run out of its freshness, or there is tiny hole somewhere on the packaging.
Some days you’re wondering if you’ve been ripped off. Some days it’s just about whether you’re willingly ripped off or not. Let’s do fool’s math on your cup of joe. If you’re looking at the global price for Arabica coffee, it ranges from $3- 3.50 USD/kg. That’s roughly IDR 45,000 per kilogram. A.k.a. exactly around […]
If first impressions determines 90% of a relationship, espresso perhaps is the most unfairly misunderstood dude around the block. There is this classic tale of a Tubruk-drinker walking into a café. He saw the menu, which seem very intimidating to him. Full of foreign Italian-sounding terms he never heard of. ‘Asking the barista would seem […]
Might as well lower your expectations of your cup when you see these symptoms. Better yet, don’t order. Oily hopper Dirty portafilter Leftover milk Dirty tip of steam wand Damp cloth/multi-cloth Hissing sound when your milk is being prepared These subtle signs might be easy to miss. But don’t let your guard down, for they […]