Espresso · froth · Hack · latte · Technique · Zhng

Milk pitcher built-in thermometer mod

Remember howΒ  we started frothingΒ earnestly with thermometer hooked onto the milk pitcher every-time? And then we progressed to a stage where the the thermometer is no longer necessary because we have learnt to recognize the temperature with our hand? It is also an excuse because the thermometer creates more hassle and not forgetting the extra… Continue reading Milk pitcher built-in thermometer mod

Brew · Hack · Technique · water · workshop · Zhng

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood’s Masterclass on Water + Grinding

Papa Palheta has been bringing world renowned coffee consultant/roaster/baristas to share their knowledge and experience with the coffee community in Singapore. The previous class I attended more than a year ago was conducted by Scott Rao who authored numerous coffee ‘bible’ such as ‘The Professional Barista’s Handbook’, ‘Everything but Espresso’..etc. Just about 2-weeks ago, Papa… Continue reading Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood’s Masterclass on Water + Grinding

Brew · cupping · Drip · Technique · workshop

Brewing Methodology workshop @ A.R.C Coffee

Located along Sultan Gate road, A.R.C Coffee is an Academy, Roastery & Cafe with multiple national championships and awards under their belt. Their belt gotten heavier recently with the recent winnings in the Singapore National Brewers cup Championship (SNBRC) and the Singapore Cup Tasters Championship (SCTC)! So after bagging 3 championships at the Singapore National… Continue reading Brewing Methodology workshop @ A.R.C Coffee

Drip · Espresso · Melbourne · roasting · Travel

Travel Melbourne – Aunty Peg’s,Proud Mary, Manchester Press, Sensory Lab and Market lane

I was in Melbourne with my wife and our friends in mid-Jan for eight days of work+holiday fun. We managed to steal about a day away from the group for serious coffee hunting adventure! These are the cafes/roastery we visited out of the huge 2013 list indicated in the Broadsheet’s Melbourne Specialty Coffee Map. They… Continue reading Travel Melbourne – Aunty Peg’s,Proud Mary, Manchester Press, Sensory Lab and Market lane

Arduino · Automation · Espresso · Gravimetric · Hack · volumetric · Zhng

Gravimetric espresso mod – project updates

After a long hiatus, I finally found some time to update this blog. I’ve been really busy with multiple projects. Few of the projects are coffee gadgets related which I shall unveil when they near ready. Today I’d like to share the progress of the espresso machine mod I mentioned in an earlier post Espresso… Continue reading Gravimetric espresso mod – project updates

chocolate · Coffee in a cone · Espresso · Hack · recipes · Technique

Homemade Coffee in a cone

After a month of trial-and-error, leaky waffles (aka cone), spilling espresso and getting chocolate high, my wife and I finally found the right chocolate and technique to make coffee in a cone possible with just a single type of chocolate! Inspired by the folks from The Grind Coffee Company. Now you can drink your coffee… Continue reading Homemade Coffee in a cone

cupping

Cupping the best from Guatemala – COE 2016

Coffee cupping is the practice of evaluating various brewed coffee from cups placed side-by-side for its properties such as the aroma, taste and mouth-feel. It is usually done by professional purveyors in the industry who are responsible with sourcing and quality control. As long as proper protocols are followed, it can also be done by… Continue reading Cupping the best from Guatemala – COE 2016