Espresso · Hack · pre-infusion · pressure-profile · soft-infusion · Technique · Zhng

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

Brew · colddrip · Drip · product review · recipes · Technique · Uncategorized

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

cupping · roaster · roasting · Taiwan · Technique · WBC · workshop

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

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

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

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