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How to Spot Stale Coffee in 10 Seconds

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.

When Tubruk Drinkers Meet Espresso

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 […]

How To Know You’re Getting ‘Bad Coffee’ in 30 Secs

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 […]