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
Wanna have some Iced Coffee?
Today I’ll introduce how you can make Japanese Iced Coffee otherwise known as the Direct Cooling Method.
There apparently wasn’t too much of a culture in Europe where the coffee was served cold. Perhaps it started in Japan, I’m not exactly sure but some people experimented with their coffee by cooling it. What they found shifted their world 180 degrees. The coffee was smoother, richer and had flavor profiles absent in the normal hot coffee. Continue reading