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Blog posts tagged in brewing

February 04, 2013
Category: in Skill-Building: Extraction
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Originally invented in 1941, the Chemex is a classic in the world of brewing devices.  With its hourglass shape and classy wood collar and tie, it’s simple and attractive.  It’s also all-American, made by a family-owned business in western Massachusetts.   But does handsome and timeless translate into a good brew?  I decided to check it out using our Chemex guide. The Process Fill your kettle three-quarters full with boiling water. Weigh and grind the coffee: I used 16 grams for 8 oz. of water and ground it on the “drip setting” Set up and rinse the filter:  One of the most unique parts about the Chemex is the extra-thick filters.  This allows the water to flow through slowly, making it hard...
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Coffee Processing/Handling Techniques (at origin) Play out in the Cup Lessons from cuppings of six different Uganda Bugisu coffees by Taylor Mork, Crop to Cup Coffee Co. (Brooklyn, NY) Yesterday at Crop to Cup Brooklyn we had an eye opening and tasty coffee cupping. The goal was to re-cup a set of 6 new crop coffee samples that we recently received from two sources in the Bugisu region of Uganda.  We had cupped them last Friday, off a nice sample roast created by no other than NYC coffee fave Daniel Humphries.  We cupped roughly 24 hours after roasting.  JD and his team from Oslo Coffee and a few other friends joined us, and we definitely got a good read on the...
1. For a stronger, more full flavor, open the top of your drip machine and give the grounds a good stir. This will help release the full body of the roast. 2. If you use paper filters, wet the filter slightly before adding the grounds. This will help to make sure that the water flows through the entire filter easily, covering all the coffee grounds. 3. Get good beans, the coffee can only be as good as the beans that go into it. Don't settle for bargain brands - your stomach will thank you. 4. Use cold, filtered water (any type of consumer-level filter is great). If you don't filter it, at least use clean water; coffee is only as good...