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
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
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 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