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

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

Arduino · Automation · BZ13 · Espresso · Hack · volumetric

zhng the espresso machine

“Zhng” (Verb) – an action to modify, usually used to indicate the intention of vehicle modification. I’m a software engineer and computer scientist by training, hence I love the challenge of solving technical challenge. Recently, I’ve started experimenting with various ways to measure extraction of espresso. This photo shows a flow meter placed between the… Continue reading zhng the espresso machine