6 Coffee Questions
Jan19

6 Coffee Questions

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Roasting Coffee Types
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Learn to Sniff Your Coffee Like a Pro | FWx
May26

Learn to Sniff Your Coffee Like a Pro | FWx

There are two types of people in the world: Those who love the smell of freshly ground coffee, and those who are wrong. (Just kidding!) When we’re talking about actually evaluating the smell of coffee, however, picking out particular characteristics can be more difficult than when we’re tasting. The brain receptors that process smells have a harder time putting language to what they’re experiencing; they need practice and a little bit...

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Extraction: The Secret to Making Mind-Blowing Coffee | FWx
May26

Extraction: The Secret to Making Mind-Blowing Coffee | FWx

More than anything else, extraction determines how good your brew is going to be. Understand it, and you’ll be well on your way to an amazing cup. Extraction describes the process of pulling flavor from each speck of ground coffee. It’s the reason the water goes in clear and comes out brown: As it passes through the grounds, it’s dissolving all kinds of compounds and taking them straight into your cup. Here’s the tricky part: Some of...

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The high-pressure physics of espresso coffee – CNET
Apr09

The high-pressure physics of espresso coffee – CNET

Espresso by Flickr User Scott Schiller Scott Schiller There are two schools of thought on espresso coffee. One holds that this type of coffee is an elixir, a powerful, life-giving shot that tastes like paradise. The other is that it is a bitter, overly strong mess that only hipsters and caffeine addicts love. I am a member of the former school, but I have to concede that the latter school may have a point when it comes to badly made...

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Berlin Roaster Finds 73 Pounds of Cocaine in Brazil Coffee Container
Dec27

Berlin Roaster Finds 73 Pounds of Cocaine in Brazil Coffee Container

An unnamed Berlin coffee roaster opened a recently arrived green coffee container from Brazil to find 33 kilos (approximately 73 pounds) of cocaine, according to a police report yesterday. Seventy three pounds is the approximate weight of a healthy 10-year-old child. In the United States, that amount of cocaine has a street value somewhere in the ballpark of $1 million. Police say employees at the coffee roasting company opened the...

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