Arduino · Automation · Espresso · Gravimetric · Hack · pressure profiling · Zhng

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

Automation · Brew · capsule · Espresso · Japan · ninetyplus · roaster · roasting · SCF17 · Singapore Coffee Festival · Tokyo · workshop

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

Brew · capsule · cupping · Drip · Espresso · Japan · ninetyplus · roaster · roasting · SCF17 · Singapore Coffee Festival · workshop

Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 1

And so you arrived at Singapore Coffee Festival to be overwhelmed by lots of new and familiar names, and your caffeine capacity is limited, what do you do? These are some of the new coffee and things I have spotted in my first day of visit which I have invested my caffeine budget in. Disclaimer:… Continue reading Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 1

Espresso · froth · Hack · latte · Technique · Zhng

Milk pitcher built-in thermometer mod

Remember how  we started frothing 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

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 #1

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 #1

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