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

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

Automation · Drip · Espresso · SCF2016

Singapore Coffee Festival 2016

How did you spend the weekends? My friends and I who are coffee addicts and home baristas visited the Singapore Coffee Festival (SCF) last Saturday. We arrived at the exhibit area at about 12-PM and spent nearly 4-hours in the hall. True to the reviews you might have read online, the queues and crowds could… Continue reading Singapore Coffee Festival 2016

BZ13 · Espresso · Espresso, BZ13 · Technique

Experience with the OCD coffee distribution tool

ONA coffee released the OCD coffee distributor tool soon after Sasa SesticΒ  won the champion title in World Barista Championship 2015. According to ONA’s page, the tool was conceived inΒ  2012 and it was used in Sasa’s WBC2015 winning presentation. Check out the presentation video, it is worth the 15-min! The OCD distribution tool is… Continue reading Experience with the OCD coffee distribution tool

Automation · Drip · Espresso · FHA2016

Food and Hotel Asia 2016

FHA2016 which runs from 12-15 April is the largest trade show on food and hospitality in Singapore. One of the specialised event of FHA2016 is Speciality Coffee & Tea 2016. I’ve to thanks Mr Cedric Tan, a esteemed barista and coffee cupper, for providing me with the access to FHA2016. I visited Day-1 of the… Continue reading Food and Hotel Asia 2016