Extraction Uniformity and Channeling

For a while now I’ve been trying to understand the details of channeling in pour over coffee, and I found it very difficult to find a convincing description of why channeling (and thus astringency) happens suddenly when we grind a bit too fine, even if the surface of the coffee bed looks flat at theContinue reading “Extraction Uniformity and Channeling”

The Repeatability of Manual V60 Pour Overs

Today I decided to measure how repeatable and consistent my manual V60 pour overs are. My expectations were very low, given how variable an average extraction yield I often get when I brew the same coffee a few days apart. To do this, I used some older coffee I had left from a local roasterContinue reading “The Repeatability of Manual V60 Pour Overs”

An App to Measure your Coffee Grind Size Distribution

[Edit April 25 2019: Please note this is not an iPhone or Android app, and I have no plans to release it as such. You can use your phone or any other camera to take pictures of your ground coffee, but then you need to install the application on either OS X or through PythonContinue reading “An App to Measure your Coffee Grind Size Distribution”

A Recipe to Brew High Extraction Coffee with the Siphon

Today I am finally sharing a recipe for the siphon brewer. I will use a bit of technical jargon at times in this blog post. If you encounter a word you’re not familiar with, I recommend you consult Mitch Hale’s glossary. The siphon method is far from being appropriate for most people’s daily routines, asContinue reading “A Recipe to Brew High Extraction Coffee with the Siphon”