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

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

cupping · roasting

Workshop in Specialty coffee roasting, cupping & blending

I recently participated in a 3-hour workshop on roasting specialty beans conducted by The Tiny Roaster. The workshop was conducted in the roasting studio within The Tiny Roaster, which is located among the eateries in Sunset way, Clementi. Prior to the workshop, I had zero knowledge on coffee roasting. Having a home roaster is not… Continue reading Workshop in Specialty coffee roasting, cupping & blending

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