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Espresso Pressure control hack

Continuing from the previous post on flow-rate hack and gravimetric espresso project, I have been able to control the pre-extraction flow-rate, extraction flow-rate and extraction pressure of the espresso using a low-cost hack. Disclaimer: I am not liable for any damage, death or injury caused through the use of this hack. The AC voltage controller… Continue reading Espresso Pressure control hack

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Espresso flow-rate control hack

In a previous post on the gravimetric espresso project, I gave a sneakpeek of the pressure controller (AC voltage controller) which is hooked up to the Ulka vibration pump. The AC voltage controller is commonly sold as ‘AC 0-220V 20A Pulse Width Modulator PWM Electric Motor Speed Controller’, and I’m going to demonstrate what is… Continue reading Espresso flow-rate control hack

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Gravimetric espresso smart scale – For pour over

Something for the pour over fans! The smart scale described in the previous post on Gravimetric mod can also be used for pour over coffee. The mobile app with pour profile recording and play-back feature. In this video you will find: How to use the mobile app to record pour profile How to use the… Continue reading Gravimetric espresso smart scale – For pour over

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Gravimetric espresso mod – project updates #2

It was almost a year ago when I made a post on the gravimetric espresso project. I promised to provide demo video and after a year of procrastination, here is it! In this video you will find the following: How I use the OCD coffee distributor How I use The Force Tamper How to use… Continue reading Gravimetric espresso mod – project updates #2

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Experience with the X5 Cold Drip coffee maker

How do you usually satisfy your cold coffee craving? I have recently added another coffee making equipment to my already packed kitchen. With this cold drip coffee maker, different flavour spectrum can be brought out with the same coffee roasted for pour-over / espresso. In the past, I had to get cold drip/brew coffee from… Continue reading Experience with the X5 Cold Drip coffee maker

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Coffee with Berg Wu – World Barista Champion 2016

In World Barista Championship 2016, Berg Wu surprised the coffee community with the use of ‘cold portafilter’ in espresso making to preserve those volatile aromas. It went against the popular belief that the portfilter has to always be heated. You can catch Berg Wu’s winning competition routine here to learn the new techniques that were… Continue reading Coffee with Berg Wu – World Barista Champion 2016

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Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 2

This is a continuation from part 1 of my experience in Singapore Coffee Fest 17 where I hunted for new and interesting coffee to invest my limited caffeine capacity in. It is not meant to be comprehensive, and the recommendations are based on my experience as an amateur coffee afficionado. Disclaimer: I am neither affiliated… Continue reading Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 2