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A Simple Guide to Extracting Coffee

A Simple and Useful Guide To Extracting Coffee For Some Awesome Delicious Results

If you’re tired of the old coffee maker and want to experience a more hands-on way of brewing coffee at home, you’ve come to the right place.

Gone are the days of buying large quantities of ground up coffee, setting them up with the coffee maker and then waiting for the collector to fill up.

We now have the tools and knowledge to make a cup of coffee far better and tastier. Today we’ll look at three major aspects of extracting (this is the more common term now as opposed to ‘brewing’) coffee regardless of what tools you use. I’ll also include some extra bits of information which I use in the extraction process, as well as some common themes I’ve found from roaster cafes in Japan. Continue reading

4 Badass Tips To Storing Coffee at Home

Store Your Coffee Like Wine

This is a simple guide to storing the coffee you purchased in the best possible way to preserve its fragrance and umami. Simply put, coffee is like wine or any other food. It goes bad with time, and especially when exposed to air. So we need an efficient method of storing it to keep it longer.

It’s always better to purchase whole coffee beans rather than ground-up coffee. I’ve talked about it in this post. Continue reading

2 Golden Rules You Must Know When Purchasing Coffee

The 2 Golden Rules

If you’re a coffee lover, you need to know the 2 Golden Rules when buying coffee. Your everyday coffee experience is going to be so much different just by knowing these rules and they really changed my mornings when I want that fragrant and delicious cup of coffee.

Let’s begin. Continue reading

7 Reasons Why You Should Get Coffee at a Roaster Cafe

Let’s talk about the 7 Reasons Why You need to get coffee at Roaster Cafes

Roaster cafes can have many interpretations and definitions. The general definition of “Roaster Cafes” are cafes where the coffee is roasted by the owner or members of the cafe. The roaster machine is usually inside the cafe, or within the proximity of the cafe. In Japan roaster cafes usually label themselves as 自家焙煎 or jikabaisen.

自家 jika – home made 焙煎 baisen – roasting Continue reading

How to Order Coffee Like a Pro in Japan

How to Order Coffee in Japan?

Japan has had a long history with coffee and they’ve turned coffee into an adventurous artisanal craft of sorts.

The Japanese people have a tendency to pursue a craft to the extreme at times. You can find generations of a family devoted to a certain craft like making knives, pottery, and of course sushi.

Coffee is no exception and that’s apparent in the unique ways of extracting and making coffee with various tools and extraction techniques. Continue reading

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